Osseo Adult Basic Education (ABE) offers free classes for adults to improve academic and English skills so you can move ahead in your job, prepare for further education and training, or improve your daily life. Our caring, patient teachers will help you achieve your goal!  Learn English, improve your reading, writing or math skills, prepare for the GED exam, earn your adult diploma, develop family reading skills, learn skills for the workplace or help adults in educational settings.


 Adult Diploma

It is never too late to finish your high school credential!  Our Adult high school diploma program offers a standard competency-based diploma that is issued by the state department of education for adults that completes our ABE program.An adult can be eligible for this diploma program if they do not have a diploma, are not participating with K-12 services, are age 19 and older, and are eligible for ABE program services.Gather past high school transcripts, experience and training from work or school and work with an advisor to see how close you might be to earning a credential.

GED Preparation

Osseo ABE offers preparation in all areas of the GED exam: math, science, social studies, and reading/language arts.  Our GED Prep classes offer classroom instruction, computer-assisted learning, independent study, and practice tests to help students pass the GED exam.  Day and evening classes are available.  A distance learning option (i-Pathways) is also available for eligible students. 

Academic Skills

ABE ManOsseo ABE helps adult learners who want to improve their reading, math or writing skills.  Some learners need to brush up on their skills before taking an employment test or college entrance exam. Others are learning information for the first time.  Day and evening classes are available.  For more information or to register, please call 763.566.5452.


English Language (ELL/ESL)

Adult ELL LearnersLearn skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing English.  Osseo ABE offers six levels of ESL classes from beginning to advanced.  Students take placement tests and then are placed in a class that best meets their needs. 

Watch a short trailer of our Adult ESL program.

Watch a video of our Adult ESL Orientation

Family Literacy


Osseo ABE partners with Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) to offer family literacy classes.  Parents study English, participate in a parenting education class, and have learning time with their children. Children must be between 2-1/2 to 4 years old. 

Watch a video about our ESL Family Literacy program.


Service Opportunity

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Osseo Area Schools Adult Basic Education Program (ABE) is partnering with DEED at the Brooklyn Park Workforce Center to offer an Americorp Opportunity Corps position for the 2017-2018 program year. We are looking for a motivated and energetic individual who can help adult participants create and reach employment and education goals.
To learn more about our opportunity and/or to apply for this position, please visit The Minnesota Opportunity Corps Recruitment website.
To learn more about Minnesota Opportunity Corps, please visit the Serve To Grow and click on Minnesota Opportunity Corps.

 Volunteer Opportunities

We want community members to get involved! No level of involvement is too little! Both day and evening opportunities are available. An application needs to be completed to get started in our volunteer program. 

For more information on volunteering in Adult Basic Education, please contact our volunteer coordinator: Marlene Stumpf-Johnson or call 763.585.7371.

Emily Watts 
Program Coordinator

Kristina Yang
ABE AESP Secretary 

To Register contact,

or visit Adult Basic Education Center
in the Northwest Family Service Center,
7051 Brooklyn Blvd
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429

Office Hours

Monday       8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday      8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday  8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday     8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday         8:00 am - 1:00 pm

No class during 12/18 to 1/1/18.
Classes will resume 1/2/18.