• Adult Basic Education (ABE), a program of Alexandria Community Education, offers day, evening and online learning classes. Classes are taught by instructors trained to teach adults, working at your pace and towards your goals. All ABE classes are taught free of charge to the learners. You must be at least 17 years old, not enrolled in K-12 school and need instruction in basic academic skills: reading, writing, speaking and /or mathematics in order to be eligible for ABE services. 

    Register for class: ONLINE LINK 
    We offer flexible studies, in classroom, all distance learning or a combination of the two. All learning materials are provided at no cost to the student.

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    Diploma Options:  Minnesota adults have three options to complete their diploma: local diploma, Minnesota State diploma or the GED. Contact us to get started with your studies.

    English as a Second Language (ESL) & Citizenship: Students whose native language is not English can attend English as a Second Language classes to improve their English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.  Preparation for the US Citizenship Exam is also offered.

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    College Readiness & Accuplacer Prep:  In partnership with the Alexandria Technical & Community College. College math prep is offered to all learners who need to refresh skills in basic math and pre-algebra. A free online learning program for Accuplacer preparation is also offered. Future nursing students can study for their Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) test here as well.                           

    North Star Digital Literacy: A free, online course in basic computer knowledge and skills offers a strong foundation for new computer learners.

    Tutoring for Adults: One-to-one tutoring is available for adults working on basic reading, writing, and math skills. Contact the office at 320-762-3312 for more information on becoming a literacy tutor.



Contact Us

  • Adult Basic Education Office
    410 18th St East, Room #712
    Alexandria, MN  56308

    Cindy Baczkowski
    Adult Basic Education Secretary
    320-762-3312 ext. 4282

    Julie Fietek 
    Adult Basic Education Coordinator
    320-762-3312 ext. 4285


Classroom Hours

  • (By appointment only)
    Alexandria Hours
    Tuesday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Wednesday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Thursday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

    ESL Evening Class
    Wednesday: 6:00-8:00 pm

    Melrose Hours
    Melrose High School Media Center, Door 7
    546 5th Ave NE
    Wednesdays: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Morris Hours  
    Morris Area Elementary
    153 S. Columbia Ave.
    Wednesdays: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm




GED Testing Dates

  • December: 2nd & 14th
    January: 6th & 18th
    February: 3rd & 21st
    March: 2nd & 20th
    April: 6th & 18th 
    May 4th & 16th