Program Descriptions

Description of ABE Programs:

ESL (English as a Second Language) This is instruction to those whose native language is not English. ESL classes from pre-literacy level to the advanced level, help students develop speaking, listening, reading, writing, and grammar skills to communicate effectively within their workplaces, communities, and families.

GED (General Educational Development) This is a program which prepares students to pass the examination for a national high school equivalency diploma that includes a set of five tests (Math, Reading, Writing, Social Studies, and Science.)

Independent Study for Diploma This is a program for adults who wish to return to school to earn their high school diploma or for high school students who are behind in credits to have a chance to graduate on time.

Basic Skills This is a program for students who need goal-specific elementary or secondary-level basic skills such as work related math, functional literacy, reading, spelling, or writing assistance.

Workforce Preparation This is a program of employment readiness skills. These skills include general employability skills, and instruction in soft skills that are essential in the workplace. Our classes are offered in collaboration with Minnesota Valley Action Council (MVAC) so students must be referred to the class by MVAC. These classes are not open to the general public.

Citizenship Study This program prepares non US citizens for US citizenship. Preparation would include preparing for the interview questions and writings and English language instruction if needed.