Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Anoka-Hennepin Community Education partners with eight other community education programs in the north metro to offer free adult basic education (ABE) classes for adults ages 17 and up who are not enrolled in a secondary school program develop basic skills. Together, the community education programs are called "Metro North ABE."

Adults can take classes taught by licensed teachers and supported by trained volunteers who work with students to meet their educational goals. A student may start class at any time throughout the year and classes are offered year-round during the day and evening. 
Classes offered can help students:
  • Improve basic reading, writing and math skills
  • Earn a high school diploma or GED
  • Learn and improve English language
Teachers are trained to work with adults and all materials are designed to help the adult learner.  Students will have opportunities to work in groups and independently.  Learning is done in the classroom, on the computer and online. Teachers will help students set and meet their goals. Most sites offer basic computer training during class time. 


Metro North ABE
Adult basic education
1201 89th Ave. NE, Suite 335
Blaine, MN 55434
Phone: 763-433-4200
Fax: 763-433-4203

Office hours

Monday - Tuesday
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.