Basic education, GED prep classes offeredAdult Basic Education (ABE) and GED preparation classes are being offered this fall in Alexandria through Community Education at the Runestone Regional Learning Center, 817 Fillmore Street.
Adult Basic Education (ABE) and GED preparation classes are being offered this fall in Alexandria through Community Education at the Runestone Regional Learning Center, 817 Fillmore Street. Flexible ABE/GED classes are held on Mondays from 10 to noon, Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesdays from noon to 3 p.m., and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Learning Center. Individual literacy tutors are also available.
These free classes offer assistance in preparation for the tests of General Educational Development (GED), ACCUPLACER tests as well as with basic reading, writing, spelling, math, and everyday living/coping skills, such as completing forms, balancing a checkbook, passing the written driver’s license test, etc. Anyone who is thinking about getting a GED diploma should contact the program for assistance. An adult high school diploma program is also being offered.
Free online GED or ACCUPLACER test preparation classes are also available and can be accessed from any Internet-connected computer that meets minimum hardware requirements.
English as a second language classes are also held on Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m., Wednesdays from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Runestone Regional Learning Center. These classes are for adults whose native language is not English and who want to improve their English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Citizenship classes are also offered.
Anyone aged 16 or older who has basic educational needs and is not presently enrolled in a high school is welcome to attend. The program is informal and allows students to set their own goals and work at their own pace toward these goals. Students can begin at any time during the year and finish when their goals have been completed.
All classes begin in September. For more information, call Adult Basic Education at (320) 762-0627.