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Adult Basic Education

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

Osseo Adult Basic Education (ABE) offers free classes for adults. Our caring, patient staff can help you achieve your goals! 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.

Main Office

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

Main Line

Attendance Line

Office Hours

  • Monday–Thursday (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Friday (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Registration Information

Starting class is easy! Currently, we offer in-person registration for in-person classes and remote registration for online classes.

ABE Programs

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

English Language Learning (ELL) instruction is provided for immigrants and refugees who are learning English.

Osseo ABE partners with Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) at Willow Lane to offer family EL (English Language) classes.

GED preparation at Osseo ABE helps adults prepare to take and pass the assessment in order to obtain a high school credential.


Community Education


Program Coordinator

Emily Watts

Program Secretary

Annie Xiong

Data Coordinator

Dean Dvorak

Volunteer Coordinator

Marlene Stumpf-Johnson