Metro North Adult Basic Education (ABE)

  • Update May 5, 2020:

    Following the executive order from the state of Minnesota to stay at home, Metro North Adult Basic Education (ABE) has made the following changes in services until Tuesday, June 9, to assure the health and safety of students, teachers and volunteers:

     

     

    Regardless of these changes, we will continue to provide high-quality programming for adult students in the north metro. Our teachers are prepared to support students in reaching their educational goals and assure that everyone who wishes, will have the educational opportunity they need to reach their full potential.

     

    While volunteering is an essential resource for our programs, Metro North ABE will not be accepting new volunteers until further notice. These changes have required us to change current volunteer roles, and as new volunteer roles emerge, we are using current volunteers to fill that need. Current volunteers will be contacted by their teacher’s partners or Metro North ABE volunteer staff for new ways to partner with us.


    If you are a current student and have not heard from someone at Metro North ABE regarding how to continue learning during this time, please email info@metronorthabe.org or call 763-433-4200 and we will be certain to update your contact information.

     

    Update March 26, 2020:

    Following the executive order from the state of Minnesota to stay at home, Metro North Adult Basic Education (ABE) has made the following change in services until May 5, 2020, to assure the health and safety of students, teachers, staff, and volunteers.

     

    • All sites will be closed to the public, there will be no in-person classes, intake, assessment testing, or GED testing until May 5. 
    • Current students will continue classes with licensed teachers through mail, phone or online.
    • Any adult interested in starting classes with Metro North ABE should fill out our online interest form

     

    Regardless of these changes, we will continue to provide high-quality programming for adult students in the north metro. Our teachers are prepared to support students in reaching their educational goals and assuring that everyone who wishes, will have the educational opportunity they need to reach their full potential.


    If you are a current student and have not heard from someone at Metro North ABE regarding how to continue learning during this time, please email info@metronorthabe.org or call 763-433-4200 to update your contact information.

     

    Update: March 18, 2020:

    All Minnesota schools including Metro North Adult Basic Education (ABE) are closed now through March 27, 2020 to allow teachers time to plan for increasing our distance learning instruction. There will be no in-person ABE classes, intake or testing at any of our locations at this time. This includes all online classes and clinicals.



    Metro North ABE programs operating at Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College will be suspended (not held) until Monday, April 6, 2020. This includes:



     
    If you are a current student and have online distance learning set up so that you can study at home by computer, please continue to use it. Teachers will be contacting current students the week of March 23-27 with more information.
     
    The safety of our students, volunteers, and staff are very important to us. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this challenging time.
     
    If you would like to be a student with us in the future, please email us at info@metronorthabe.org or call us at 763-433-4200. You will be contacted when classes start again.

     

    Update March 13, 2020:

     

    Anoka-Hennepin Schools and Anoka-Hennepin Community Education, the managing Metro North Adult Basic Education (ABE) consortium partner, are together closely monitoring the respiratory illness novel coronavirus or COVID-19 and have a coordinated management planning effort to guide action steps in this situation. The district and community education programs will continue to follow the expert guidance from the United States Centers for Disease Control, the Minnesota Department of Health, and county public health agencies.

    A number of Metro North ABE programs operate at Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College, both of which announced Friday, March 13, that in-person classes will be suspended until Monday, March 30, 2020.  

    Metro North ABE programs impacted by this schedule change include students enrolled in the ACCUPLACER Boot Camp at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, English as a Second Language classes, ABE study labs and TEAS test prep classes at Anoka Technical College.

    The goal of Minnesota State Colleges, which Metro North ABE at Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College are a part of, is to accommodate students and help them continue their education despite interruptions caused by COVID-19. Students are encouraged to contact their teachers via email for online instruction and skills development during this time to continue learning.