Adult basic education, general education courses offered hereAdult Basic Education (ABE) and General Educational Development (GED) preparation classes are being offered this winter and spring in Alexandria through Community Education at the Runestone Regional Learning Center, 817 Fillmore St.
Adult Basic Education (ABE) and General Educational Development (GED) preparation classes are being offered this winter and spring in Alexandria through Community Education at the Runestone Regional Learning Center, 817 Fillmore St.
Flexible ABE/GED classes are held Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon; Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4:30 to 8 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 test of 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.
English as a second language classes are also held on Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m.; Tuesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; Wednesdays from 8:30 to 10 a.m.; and Thursdays from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the 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.
Free online GED or Accuplacer test preparation classes are available and can be accessed from any Internet-connected computer that meets minimum hardware requirements.
Also offered online are English as another language and basic brush-up classes in reading, writing and math.
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.
Students can begin at any time during the year and finish when their goals have been completed.
All classes begin in January. For information, call (320) 762-0627.