Adult Basic Education

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Adult Basic Education’s mission in Minnesota is to provide adults with educational opportunities to acquire and improve skills necessary for participation as productive workers and family and community members. 

Welcome From The Program Coordinator

Hello! My name is Jessica Cass. I am the Program Coordinator for Brainerd Adult Basic Education.

Whether a student is preparing for the computer-based GED Test, improving skills for employment, or preparing for enrollment, we have classes available to support transitions. We have a long-standing tradition of serving adults in the Brainerd Lakes area...over 50 years!

In addition to offering ABE to community members in the Brainerd area, we also extend an invitation to community members from Crosby-Ironton, Pequot Lakes, and Pine River-Backus. Brainerd ABE can help you achieve your next goal! Online access to lessons can reduce the issues of commuting.

Enrollment begins in mid-August and continues throughout the school year. Summer programming options vary from year to year.  

What Is Your Goal?  Check out our FREE classes for adults!
  • GED Test Preparation includes instruction in all four of the GED content areas. We also offer free GED Practice Tests for our students to build confidence for taking the Official GED. For assistance with setting up your account or scheduling a test online, please call or come in to Brainerd ABE offices. Now, more than ever, is the time to enroll in classes and earn your GED Diploma! Call or email to learn about our flexible class schedules.
  • Accuplacer Preparation - Improve Reading and Math skills to boost Accuplacer scores (needed for enrollment into some classes at CLC).
  • Northstar Digital Certification - In coordination with other ABE classes, students can improve computer skills in 9 online tutorials to prepare for the Northstar Assessments (given by Brainerd ABE). Earn a Northstar Certificate to verify your computer skills to prospective employers.
  • Brush Up the Basics - These classes are open to adults who want to improve basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics.
  • English as a Second Language  - We offer Burlington English access and instructions for English Language Learners.  

Brainerd ABE is located at Central Lakes College.
In partnership with Central Lakes College, the Brainerd Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program is available at CLC in Rooms C104, C105, C108 & C109
501 W. College Drive
Brainerd, MN
CLC Campus directions to Brainerd ABE:
Park in the North lot. Enter Door 1. Turn left at the entry hallway.  Turn right at the second corridor. ABE Offices are C104 and C105.

This initiative is made possible with a grant from 
MN Department of Education using federal funding from the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act of 2014.

For more information about Brainerd ABE, click here
Brainerd ABE is a proud partner of the American Job Center network. 

Who to Contact

For assistance signing up,
call 218-855-8166.

Jess Cass

Jess Cass
Adult Basic Education Coordinator

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