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Metro North Adult Basic Education (ABE) hosted virtual graduation celebration Wednesday, Jun. 3

Graduate holding diploma and rose

Especially during these challenging times, it’s important to take the time to celebrate the joys and successes in life. Metro North Adult Basic Education (ABE) honored graduates with a virtual graduation celebration, which was held the same date and time that the graduation ceremony was originally scheduled.


Watch the playback from the virtual graduation celebration, which premiered LIVE on Wednesday, June 3.

View the event program. (PDF)


Metro North ABE supports adults taking classes to meet their educational goals. A student may start class at any time throughout the year. Classes are offered at a variety of locations across the north metro - day, night, on the weekend or online. Students can learn English (ESL); earn a high school diploma; prepare for the GED test; study for United States citizenship; build basic skills in math, reading and writing; and develop workplace skills by enrolling in career pathway programs.


Over 60 graduates earned a diploma this year, some of whom will join us for the virtual graduation celebration. Graduates, family, friends, staff, volunteers, and community members are encouraged to tune in! Use hashtags to share how you and your friends and family are celebrating your accomplishments:

  • #MetroNorthABEGraduation2020
  • #MetroNorthABE
  • #MetroNorthABEGrad
  • #IamABE
  • #discovercommed

While Metro North ABE hopes to hold an in-person graduation ceremony sometime in the next year, given the uncertainty of future state health guidelines and direction from the Minnesota Departments of Education (MDE) and Health (MDH), and the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC), it would only be held if it were deemed safe to do so and following health and safety guidelines.


Metro North Adult Basic Education is a partnership of eight school districts that, together - as a consortium, provide basic adult education programming to eligible adult learners throughout the geographic area through the collaborative use of federal, state and local resources. School district partners include:

  • Anoka-Hennepin Schools
  • Brooklyn Center Schools
  • Centennial School District
  • Columbia Heights Public Schools
  • Elk River Area School District
  • Fridley Public Schools
  • Spring Lake Park Schools
  • St. Francis School District

Learn more at or call 763-433-4200.