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Brainerd Adult Basic Education Class Offerings

Brainerd ABE offers Digital Literacy Skills (Basic Computer Skills) along with ABE Core Content
  • Brainerd ABE is a Northstar Digital Literacy Test site.
  • Go to www.digitalliteracyassessment.org for more information
Earn A GED Diploma    (Go to ged.org for more information about the GED.)
Prepare for GED Testing.  Check out this website for new information about Adjusted GED Passing Scores and FREE GED Testing for Minnesotans who are first time test takers.
  • Reasoning Through Language Arts          
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Science
  • Social Studies
Enroll in our free GED Preparation Classes to improve knowledge in the GED content areas and build confidence for computer-based testing. 

We will help you prepare and register for GED Testing.


Accuplacer Preparation

 Improve skills in reading and math before taking the Accuplacer placement test.  

  • Brainerd ABE charges NO tuition fees.
  • ABE provides the text, so there are no books to buy.

Boost Your Readiness For Employment    (Go to www.act.org for more information about the NCRC.)

Prepare for the Work Keys Exam to earn a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC).  

Content includes:

  • Reading for Information
  • Applied Math
  • Locating Information.
The NCRC helps job applicants verify skills for prospective employers.  (Improve workplace computer skills  by earning a Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate.)


Brush-Up The Basics

  • Skills Brush Up: Reading, Writing, Math, and Basic Computer

Access Online Learning

  • Many classes offered include access to online learning.  Eligibility requirements apply.

ABE Math (Sponsored by CLC) (See CLC course listings for ABE at clcmn.edu)

This is a Basic Math class that meets at Central Lakes College.  Students enroll in this class to increase basic math skills and improve Accuplacer Test scores.  

ABE Reading (Sponsored by CLC) (See CLC course listings for ABE at clcmn.edu)

This is a Basic Reading class that meets at Central Lakes College.  Students enroll in this class to increase basic reading skills and improve Accuplacer Test scores. 

NEW Fall 2016 - ESL Classes
  • We are excited to announce this new offering for Brainerd ABE.
  • Students will take a CASAS assessment to begin this class.

Brainerd ABE serves community members throughout Brainerd Lakes Area.  

Brainerd ABE Consortium Membership includes the school districts of Brainerd, Crosby-Ironton, Pequot Lakes, and Pine River- Backus.

Brainerd Adult Basic Education offers confidential, self-paced learning, personal education plans, small group classes, individualized instruction, free classes, flexible schedules, and ongoing enrollment.


Brainerd ABE…Celebrating 50 Years of Teaching Adult Learners!

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