Adult Basic Education

  • These FREE daytime and evening year-round programs are sponsored by Fridley and Columbia Heights Community Education and offered by Metro North Adult Basic Education. For information about class sites and times, call 763-706-3833 or visit us at 4111 Central Avenue NE, Ste 100 in Columbia Heights.

    Adult Basic Education (ABE)
    These classes are for adults who need to improve their reading, writing, math and English language skills. Classes are available 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

    English for Academic Purposes
    These are higher level classes for non-native English speaking adults who are preparing to move on to the ABE classroom for GED prep, college preparation or employment.

    Classes are available 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

    English Language Learners (ELL)
    This program is for adults who first learned a language other than English. These classes help adults to listen and understand, speak and read and write in English.

    Levels 1A, 1B, 2, and 3 classes are available 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

    GED Test Preparation
    These classes provide instruction for adults who do not have a high school diploma. Students study to prepare for taking a test (GED) to earn their secondary education credential.

    Volunteer
    Metro North ABE is seeking friendly, patient, conscientious volunteers who want to celebrate successes with learners. This volunteer opportunity is available 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays. A six-month commitment is preferred.

    Do you have a passion to share your computer knowledge and basic skills with others? If so, consider volunteering in the Computer Lab at Metro North Adult Basic Education. Under the direction of trained staff at our Columbia Heights location, you will guide English Language Learners through basic skills to use a computer, as well as Internet and email applications. In most instances, it is important to be comfortable with using a printer as well as conducting searches on the Internet. For more information, contact Paul Shumaker at paul.shumaker@anoka.k12.mn.us or 763-706-3874.