Welcome From The Program Coordinator
Hello! My name is Orla Kenton. I am the Program Coordinator for Brainerd Adult Basic Education. I have taught in the Brainerd District for over 25 years. ABE has been my area of concentration throughout my teaching career. I really enjoy my students as we work together to improve skills, gain confidence, and achieve goals to support their future plans.
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. New for 2016-2017, we will be offering ESL instruction. Call for an appointment. We have a long standing tradition of serving adults in the Brainerd Lakes area...over 51 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.
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.
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 ged.com 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.
Work KEYS Preparation
Northstar Digital Certification
Brush Up the Basics
New for 2016 - 2017...
English as a Second Language
We are excited to begin this new class for English Language Learners. Call for an appointment to enroll.
Spring Semester Enrollment
ABE Math 0001
go to clcmn.edu, course schedule, Adult Education for more information.
ABE Classes sponsored by CLC -
No Credits Awarded
No Tuition - No Book Fees!
Register at clcmn.edu
For more information
Call (218) 855 - 8165 or
Now Located at CLC
In partnership with
Central Lakes College,
The Brainerd Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program is now located at CLC.
(Rooms C104, C105, C108 & C109)
501 W. College Drive
CLC Campus directions to
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.
Enroll ANYTIME during the school year!
Monday - Thursday
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Call for more information
*Summer programming will be available online and during limited summer school schedule.
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.