Anoka-Hennepin Community Education partners with seven 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.
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.