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Our mission is to inspire and prepare all student with the confidence, courage, and competency to achieve their dreams; contribute to community; and engage in a lifetime of learning.

About Us

Osseo Adult Basic Education (ABE) offers free classes for adults. Our caring, patient staff can help you achieve your goal! Learn English; improve your reading, writing, or math skills; prepare for the GED exam; earn your adult diploma, learn alongside your children in family literacy; and gain skills and certificates for getting a job or promotion.

Online classes and Remote Learning began the week of September 14, 2020. In-Person classes began online during the week of September 14 and then will be in-person starting the week of September 28, 2020. Throughout the school year, new students start every other week.

Registration

Starting class is easy! Currently, we offer the following options:

  • In-Person classes (requires in-person registration),
  • Online classes (requires in-person registration),
  • Remote Learning (via remote registration).

In-Person classes:

Students in our teacher led In-Person classes meet several times per week in a classroom with a teacher and other students. Students and staff will adhere to safety protocols. To register for In-Person classes, call us or visit us to make an appointment for an in-person registration session. Please call 763-566-5452 and then press Option 2. If we miss your call, please leave a message. The in-person registration session may take about 4 hours. You will learn about our program, take assessment tests, and get next steps.

Online classes:

Students in our teacher led Online classes meet several times per week via Google Meet with a teacher and other students. Students taking Online classes must have access to their own technology (phone, tablet, and/or computer). Class sessions will be the same length as In-Person classes. To register for Online classes, call us or visit us to make an appointment for an in-person registration session. Please call 763-566-5452 and then press Option 2. If we miss your call, please leave a message. The in-person registration session may take about 4 hours. You will learn about our program, take assessment tests, and get next steps.

Remote Learning:

Remote Learning is student led using Distance Learning platforms (with little or no teacher involvement). To register for Remote Learning, complete and submit the online registration form. Click here to register for Remote Learning.

Please note:

  • Students doing Remote Learning must have access to their own technology (phone, tablet, and/or computer).
  • The remote registration process does not require assessment testing.
  • After your Remote Learning registration form is received and processed, you will be contacted with next steps.

 

Northwest Family Service Center
7051 Brooklyn Boulevard 200S
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429

Main Line
763-566-5452

Attendance Line
763-585-7325

Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 8am – 8pm
Friday 8am – 1 pm

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Adult Diploma Program

The state adult high school diploma is competency-based,diploma, completed through participation in an approved Minnesota Adult Basic Education program, and recognized by the state through a diploma awarded by Minnesota Department of Education.

Eligibility

  • Not enrolled in K-12 services
  • Must be 19 or older
  • Meet state required reading test score
  • Must maintain 75% attendance

Content Areas

  • English Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Career Development and Employability Skills, including Digital Literacy Skills
  • Social Studies
  • Science

Teachers will evaluate students’ work in the Adult Diploma Program to ensure completion of necessary competencies. Adult diploma students may successfully complete each competency through one of the following ways:

  • Prior Experience-Based Competency Verification (K-12 or postsecondary transcripts, work or other experiences)
  • Test-Verified Knowledge (approved standardized assessment for high schools, secondary credentials, ABE programs and/or postsecondary entrance exams)
  • ABE Course Demonstration (classes that combine academic, college and career content, like special adult diploma classes, GED preparation, Accuplacer classes, college readiness classes, subject-specific classes, FastTRAC programming, etc.)
  • Applied and Experiential Learning (through an approved project, like the National External Diploma Program)

 

Day Classes

Night Class

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Tuesday and Thursday

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Northwest Family Service Center
Adult Basic Education Office 200S
7051 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 55429

To register or for more information call: 763-566-5452

 


 

GED Preparation Program

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The GED is a national high school equivalency assessment. GED preparation at Osseo ABE helps adults prepare to take and pass the assessment in order to obtain a high school credential. GED prep supports students in preparing for all four content areas.

Eligibility

  • Not enrolled in K-12 services
  • Must be 17 or older (students ages 17 and 18 must provide a letter confirming withdrawal from K-12 programming)
  • Must meet program assessment criteria
  • Must maintain 75% attendance

Students under the age of 19 must obtain an age waiver before taking any GED tests. For more information, see the instructions and form to obtain a GED Age Waiver.

Content Areas

  • Mathematics
  • Reasoning through Language Art (RLA)
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Please note: Osseo ABE is not an offical testing center, to locate an offical test center, visit www.ged.com

 

Day Classes

Night Class

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Tuesday and Thursday

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Northwest Family Service Center
Adult Basic Education Office 200S
7051 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 55429

To register or for more information call: 763-566-5452

 


 English Language Learning Program

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English Language Learning (ELL) instruction is provided for immigrants and refugees who are learning English. ELL classes, from pre-literacy level to the advanced level, help students develop speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar skills to communicate effectively in English. Osseo ABE offers six levels of ELL Classes from beginning to advanced. During registration student will take Reading and Listening tests, and then are placed in a class that best meets their needs.

ELL classes are offered at the Northwest Family Service Center and Willow Lane Early Childhood Center.

Watch a short trailer of our Adult ELL program.

Watch a video of our Adult ELL Orientation

Eligibility

  • Not enrolled in K-12 services
  • 17 or older
  • Meet program assessment criteria
  • Must have a primary language other than English
  • Must maintain 75% attendance

Content Areas

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Grammar
  • Conversation
  • Writing
  • Life Skills

 

Northwest Family Service Center

Level A – Level E

Day Class

Night Class

Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday and Friday

Monday and Wednesday 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

9:00 am – 1:00 pm / 9:00 am -12:00 pm (Friday)

Tuesday and Thursday    5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Willow Lane

Level B – Level E

Day Class

Day Class

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Tuesday and Thursday

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Northwest Family Service Center
Adult Basic Education Office 200S
7051 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 55429

To register or for more information call: 763-566-5452

 

 

 

 

 


 

Family Literacy

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Osseo ABE partners with Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) at Willow Lane to offer family EL (English Language) classes.  Parents study English, participate in a parenting education class with other parents, and also attend parenting education with their child/children.

Eligibility

  • Not enrolled in K-12 ervices
  • 17 or older
  • Meet program assessment criteria
  • Must have a primary language other than English
  • Maintain 75% attendance

Child

  • Must be up to date with immunizations;
  • Must have birth certificate; and
  • Must be 6 weeks old to age 5

Content Areas

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Grammar
  • Conversation
  • Writing
  • Life Skills

Watch a video about our ELL Family Literacy program.

 

Parent Schedule:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Monday

9am -10am: Parent/Child Class

10am-11:30am: Parenting Class

11:30am-12:30: EL Class

Wednesday

9am-10am: Pact Time

10am-12:30pm: EL Class

Friday

9am-12:30pm: EL Class

                

Northwest Family Service Center
Adult Basic Education Office 200S
7051 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 55429

To register or for more information call: 763-566-5452

 

 


Training Opportunity

ABE Training Opportunity flier (PDF)

Free training classes for adults:

  • Learn basic manufacturing and warehouse skills for essential jobs
  • Gain English, math and reading skills
  • Practice interview skills
  • Build your resume
  • Earn a manufacturing foundations training certificate from Century College
  • Meet with local employers
  • Complete OSHA 10 Outreach Training Program
  • Earn gift cards for successful participation in class sessions

To get started:

Call Shaneaka Younger at 612.767.3663 or email at shaneaka.younger@capiusa.org

Class date:

  • Monday, September 28-Friday, October 09, 2020 from 9:00-1:00 AND
  • Monday October 12-Friday, October 30, 2020 from 9:00-2:30

Location:

This class will be held online; participants will be able to borrow a laptop forthe class sessions and you can get help getting internet access.

 


 

Student Handbook

Learners Agreement

GED Age Wavier

ABE Opportunities

Osseo Adult Basic Education 5 year Narrative

Volunteer 

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Handbook

Volunteer Application