West ABE is a free program to help adults age 17 years or older (who are not enrolled in high school) develop basic skills; such as Reading, Writing, Math and English.

What is ABE?

Adult Basic Education (ABE) is a state-wide system that serves adults who are working towards a high school credential, learning English, improving basic skills such as literacy and math, and/or preparing for post-secondary education or employment. ABE is funded with both federal and state funds, and services are delivered through a network of 34 consortia comprising all Minnesota school districts as well as other partners including the correctional system and community-based organizations.

You deserve the respect and dedication we offer at WEST ABE. If you are focused on your learning and success, our staff will give you a great educational experience. Licensed teachers work with students to create a unique study plan. Students are encouraged to attend classes at any location that suits their needs or more than one site if they choose. For locations and class times near you, click here or call Jill 763.272.2040. 

How To Enroll

Enrolling is easy! Pre-registration is not necessary, just stop in to any class at its scheduled time and we will sign you up. 

Look on the locations page for information on class availability, or fill out our interest form and we will help you find a class!

GED Testing Hours

Tuesdays & Thursdays
9 am - 3 pm
Select Saturdays
9:30 am - 2:45 pm
Upcoming Saturday Dates: Apr. 6 & 20, May 18.

Monticello is an official GED testing site

Official GED test Site:

Eastview Education Center
Th9375 Fenning Ave. NE



The mission of Adult Basic Education in Minnesota is to provide adults with educational opportunities to acquire and improve their literacy skills necessary to be self-sufficient and to participate effectively as productive workers, family members, and citizens.

Adult Basic Education

For adults of all ages who want to acquire or improve their math, reading, grammar and/or writing skills for work, training, college or for personal enrichment. Classes are free and you can set your own pace and schedule.

General Education Diploma GED

Learn what WEST ABE offers for GED preparation classes, as well as take practice tests and receive answers about the GED testing process. Classes are free! Pick a day and time that works for you and set your own pace.

English as a Second Language

Classes to meet the needs of refugees, immigrants and migrant workers whose native language is other than English. Classes include reading, writing and conversation. Classes are free - to sign up, just go to any class that works for you. Set your own schedule. Classes are free! Pick a day and time that works for you and set your own pace.