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St. Francis Learning Center 
4111 Ambassador Boulevard NW
St. Francis MN 55070

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Tammi Bernard
Adult Basic Ed Instructor/Coordinator

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2020-21 Instruction

Adult Basic Education is starting the school year with a hybrid learning model. When it is safe to do so, the program will resume its regular, in-person class schedule while continuing online options. The reduced in-person schedule is:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays
    • Drop in anytime between 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays
    • Drop in anytime between 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Please wear a face mask and practice social distancing. The staff hopes to see you virtually or in-person soon!

Adult Basic Education provides adults with educational opportunities to improve English language skills (all levels), work on General Educational Development (GED) diploma preparation, brush up on workplace and academic skills, prepare for college and citizenship classes, and more. Classes are free and class schedule is flexible.

Instruction includes

  • Improve your English language skills —
    all levels
  • Brush up on workplace and academic skills
  • Prepare for college
  • Citizenship class
  • College preparation
  • General Education Development (GED) Diploma preparation
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How much does is cost to attend ABE classes?
It's free!

Do I need to pay for supplies?
No, all supplies are provided.

How long do I have to attend classes?
The time required varies depending on the student’s goals and academic background.

Is regular attendance required?
There are no attendance requirements.

Is transportation provided?

Is child care provided?

Who is eligible to take GED classes?
Students who are 17 and older and not enrolled in high school can take our GED preparation classes; however, they need an age waiver to take the official GED test if they are under age 19.

When can I take the official GED test? 
Individuals must be at least 19 years of age and not currently enrolled in high school in order to take the GED. Individuals who are 17 or 18 must receive an age waiver from the State of Minnesota before testing. Individuals under the age of 17 are not eligible to take the GED. Visit the Minnesota Department of Education website for more information.