Welcome to Adult Basic Education

  • LOGORegistration for ABE Classes

    *Registration for fall classes will open on July 29. Please register in-person at Quarryview Education Center.

    Please call 320-370-8220 to register for classes or Enroll Online today:

    Earn your Standard Adult High School Diploma

    You can finish your high school diploma no matter when you stopped!

    If you can request your transcript from your previous high school, we will determine which classes are required for you to earn your diploma. Our teachers will work with you to assign the coursework that is required. You can also use a combination of GED tests, high school credits or life experiences. When you graduate, you will receive a diploma from a local high school (Tech or Apollo).

    At Central Minnesota Adult Basic Education (ABE) we help adults to become fully participating, self-sufficient members of our society. Central MN ABE is a regional partnership between 26 school districts, including St. Cloud Area School District 742. Adult learners in these communities are served at numerous learning sites during daytime and evening class hours throughout the year. Central Minnesota ABE welcomes all adults, 17 or over, who are not currently enrolled in a regular school program.

    If you or someone you know is looking to improve basic reading, writing or math skills, earn a General Education Diploma (GED), improve English language skills (ESL) or learn more about parenting, we can help. We offer a flexible schedule of classes designed to fit the lives of busy adults. Support services are also available to help learners participate in classes and programs.

    Some of these include:

    • Basic Computer Skills Classes
    • Transitions
    • Job Searches
    • Career Exploration

    Our experienced and talented staff of professionals include licensed teachers, social workers, paraprofessionals, support staff, volunteer tutors and others. We are here to support you achieve your goals. If you are at least 17 years of age and are not currently enrolled in a regular school program, please call us at 320-370-8220, or e-mail us at abe@isd742.org. Adult Basic Education is located in Quarryview Education Center, 800 S. Seventh St., Waite Park, MN  56387.

Adult Basic Education Staff