Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Adult Basic Education
Adult Basic Education
Available through Brainerd Public Schools / Community Education Department
(Rm C104 - C109) 
501 West College Drive   
Brainerd, MN  56401
218-855-8166 or 218-855-8165
Welcome From The Program Coordinator

Hello! My name is Jessica Turner. I am the Program Coordinator for Brainerd Adult Basic Education. 

Whether a student is preparing for the computer-based GED Test, improving skills for employment, or preparing for post-secondary enrollment, we have classes available to support transitions.  We have a long standing tradition of serving adults in the Brainerd Lakes area...over 50 years! 

In addition to offering ABE to community members in the Brainerd area, we also extend an invitation to community members from Crosby-Ironton, Pequot Lakes, and Pine River-Backus. Brainerd ABE can help you achieve your next goal! Online access to lessons can reduce the issues of commuting.

Enroll ANYTIME during the school year!
Monday - Thursday
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Call for more information
(218)-855-8166 or

*Summer programming options vary from year to year.  There is no summer ABE programming for 2017.
Enrollment starts in mid August!

Adult Basic Education’s mission in Minnesota is to provide adults with educational opportunities to acquire and improve skills necessary for participation as productive workers and family and community members. 

 Brainerd Adult Basic Education
 is offered through 
Brainerd Community Education, ISD181.
What Is Your Goal? 

Check out our FREE classes for adults!

GED Test Preparation includes instruction in all four of the GED content areas. We also offer free GED Practice Tests for our students to build confidence for taking the Official GED. 

For assistance with setting up your account or scheduling a test online, please call or come in to Brainerd ABE offices.

Now, more than ever, is the time to enroll in classes and earn your GED Diploma! Call or email to learn about our flexible class schedules.

Accuplacer Preparation
Improve Reading and Math skills to boost Accuplacer scores (needed for enrollment into some classes at CLC).

Work KEYS Preparation
We offer classes for improving reading and mathematics skills needed to earn a NCRC (NATIONAL CAREER READINESS CERTIFICATE) The NCRC is a great way to boost your employment options.  This is also used for students interested in a Career Pathway Program at CLC.

Northstar Digital Certification
In coordination with other ABE classes, students can improve computer skills in 9 online tutorials to prepare for the Northstar Assessments (given by Brainerd ABE). Earn a Northstar Certificate to verify your computer skills to prospective employers.

Brush Up the Basics
These classes are open to adults who want to improve basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics.

English as a Second Language 
We offer Burlington English access and instructions for English Language Learners.  Call for an appointment to enroll. 
Post-Secondary Transitions
Fall Semester Enrollment

ABE Math 0001 
go to, course schedule, Adult Education for more information.

ABE Classes sponsored by CLC - 
No Credits Awarded
No Tuition - No Book Fees!
Register at
For more information
Call (218) 855 - 8165 or 

For your convenience...
Brainerd ABE is now located at 
Central Lakes College.
In partnership with 
Central Lakes College, 
The Brainerd Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program is available at CLC.
(Rooms C104, C105, C108 & C109)
501 W. College Drive
Brainerd, MN

CLC Campus directions to 
Brainerd ABE:
Park in the North lot 
Enter Door 1
Turn left at the entry hallway
 Turn right at the second corridor
ABE Offices are C104 and C105.

 For additional assistance, ask at 
CLC Student Services Desk.

Brainerd ABE:  confidential, self-paced learning, personal education plans, small group classes, individualized instruction, free classes. Schedules vary dependent upon offering.

 This initiative is made possible with a grant from MN Department of Education

 using federal funding from the 
Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act of 2014.