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Adults can come back to school, too.

Video in Metro North adult basic education classroom Adults can come back to school, too! Metro North Adult Basic Education (ABE) offers free classes for adults who enroll - to get their GED or high school diploma, learn English, prepare for college or post-secondary education, improve reading, writing, math and business skills, or explore new career paths. View the recent video story from North Metro TV.


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 Literacy Assistants and trained volunteers who work with students to meet their educational goals. You may begin your studies at any time. A student may start class at any time throughout the year. Classes are offered year-round during the day and evening.


Metro North ABE also offers career pathway programs in partnership with local businesses to support our learners and the local economy. Possibilities include office and administrative technology, healthcare and nursing assistant credentials, careers in precision sheet metal, food handling, commercial driving and child care.

In the last five years, Metro North ABE has helped over 1,400 adult learners earn their high school diploma or GED. Classes and support are FREE and are offered at nine locations around the north metro. Learn more about classes or enrolling at Metro North ABE by visiting their website at or calling 763-433-4200.