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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 achive your goal! Learn English; Improve your reading, writing or math skills; Prepare for the GED exam; Earn your adult diploma, learn along side your childern in family literacy; and Gain skills and certficates for getting a job or promotion.

Starting class is easy! Call or visit us to make an appointment for a registration session today. 
Registration may take about 4 hours. you will learn about our program, take assessment tests, and get next steps. New students start every other week.

 

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 exoeriences
  • 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 withdrawl 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

 


 

College Preparation at NHCC (North Hennepin Community College)

If you’ve been away from college for a while or are planning on attending college for the first time, the College Prep Program at North Hennepin Community College can help. Designed especially for adult learners, the program offers FREE college prep course designed to strengthen your academic and computer skills and help you prepare for college-level work.

Eligibility

  • Must have a high school diploma, or high school equivalency;
  • Must meet program assessment criteria.
  • Must meet state required reading test score

Content Areas

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Computer
  • Writing Skills
  • College Placement Preparation
  • Digital Literacy

College Prep is geared for students who are comfortable working independently, looking to enroll in college and wanting to brush up on their skills. The College Prep program is self- paced; students work in small groups and get one to one support.       

                                  

Day Classes

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

8:00 am – 2:30 pm

 

To register or for more information call: 763-488-0445


 

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

 


Experience life-changing growth. Become a Minnesota Opportunity Corps Navigator.

 

The Minnesota WorkForce Center - Brooklyn Park and Osseo Area Schools – ABE are excited to announce that we have been selected to host a Minnesota Opportunity Corps Opportunity Navigator for the 2018-2019 program year!

The Minnesota Opportunity Corps is a strategic partnership between Serve Minnesota, Reading & Math, Inc. and a number of non-profit organizations in the nine-county Metro area coming together to use the power of national service to assist Minnesotans with economic barriers to become more self-sufficient by gaining and retaining living-wage jobs.

We are looking for a motivated “people person” to start this fall and serve through August 2019. Members receive Global Career Development Facilitator training, on-going support, and robust professional development opportunities. In addition, members receive a modest living stipend, an education award of up to $5,920, health insurance, and transit and childcare benefits if eligible. All Opportunity Navigators will be trained to provide proven, best-practice experiences for partner organizations' participants.

 

Watch a short video of a day in the life of a navigator serving with Minnesota Opportunity Corps.

 

Ready to get started?

Learn more and apply today!

Opportunity Corps


 

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