Welcome to Adult Basic Education

  • Registration for ABE Classes

    Since we are back to Distance Learning in St. Cloud, please call 320-370-8220 to register for all of our classes.  We are not taking any appointments right now except the GED testing and students can schedule that online.

    Para Pro Testing Now Available

    Para Pro testing through Adult Basic Education is now available at Quarryview Education Center located at 800 S. Seventh St. in Waite Park located near Discovery Community School. Testing hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am-3 pm. Enter door 1. The Para Pro exam is for individuals seeking credentials for a career in a high-demand field in Central Minnesota.

    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.

    Students are asked to pay a one-time $20.00 fee to help cover the cost of purchasing books and other instructional materials.


ABE Graduation - 2019

  • 2019 ABE Graduation