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Central Minnesota Adult Basic Education

At Central Minnesota Adult Basic Education (ABE), our purpose is to help adults to become fully participating, self-sufficient members of our society. Central Minnesota ABE is a regional partnership between 16 school districts, including St. Cloud Area School District 742. Adult learners in these communities are served at numerous learning sites during day and evening class hours throughout the year. Central Minnesota ABE welcomes all adults, 17 or older, who are not currently enrolled in a K-12 school program. Classes are available in St. Cloud at Discovery School, Hands Across the World (downtown St. Cloud), Hillside School (Sauk Rapids), and the LaCruz Apartment Complex (South St. Cloud).

If you or someone you know is looking to improve basic reading, writing, or math skills, earn a General Education Diploma (GED), and adult high school diploma, 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.

For more information, please contact us at (320) 529-6500, ext. 6211, or email us at We hope to see you soon.