Adult Basic Education

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ABE Class Schedule 2021-22

The mission of Adult Basic Education in Minnesota is to provide adults with educational opportunities to acquire and improve their literacy skills necessary to be self-sufficient and to participate effectively as productive workers, family members, and citizens.

To be eligible for ABE, an individual must be 17 years of age or over, not enrolled in secondary school, and functioning below the 12th grade level in any of the basic academic areas including reading, math, writing and speaking English.

If you have any questions, comments, or interest in joining an ABE class, please email:

ABE Programs Available

All classes and study materials are free of charge at any of SCRED's ABE class sites.

  • GED Testing -  For test times and dates available, please visit - sign in or make an account and select "St. Croix River Ed District" from the location drop-down menu. You will then see a list of available testing times. If you do have questions regarding GED testing, please call Hailey Swanson at 320-358-1227 or email
  • Adult Diploma - Programs for eligible adults leading to a high school diploma from a sponsoring Minnesota school district.
  • Basic Skills Enhancement - For learners who need goal-specific elementary or secondary level basic skills such as work-related math, functional literacy (e.g.- banking skills), reading or writing assistance. Generally considered "brush-up" and not leading to a diploma or GED.
  • GED/ABE Classes - General Educational Development diploma is a National high school equivalency program that includes 4 content areas: reasoning through language arts, mathematical reasoning, science, and social studies.
  • Citizenship Education - Programs which prepare Minnesota non-citizens for the U.S. citizenship exam given by the INS. Includes application preparation and English language instruction. Also may include content related to general civic content and participation in society.
  • ESL - English as a Second Language. For learner's whose native language was not English.

Classes, Sites, and Times

Please click HERE for our class sites, location, and class time frame. Classes and time are subject to change. Please call Hailey with any questions: 320-358-1227

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