15525 Mendota Avenue, P.O. Box 417, Redby, MN 56601

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Mission Statement:

The mission of Adult Basic Education, ABE, in Red Lake is to provide adults with educational opportunities to acquire and improve the literacy skills needed to become self-sufficient and to participate effectively as productive workers, family members and citizens.


What is Adult Basic Education (ABE)?

Adult Basic Education, ABE, is a state-wide system that serves adults who are working towards a high school credential (GED), improving basic skills such as literacy and math, and/or preparing for post-secondary education or employment.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a TANF client

    • Make sure your Career Development Plan is up to date

    • Schedule classes through your case manager

  • Must be a 477 client

    • Schedule classes through your case manager

What is General Education Development Program? 

The General Education Diploma (GED) tests give individuals the opportunity to earn a State of Minnesota General Education Diploma. 

These diplomas are widely accepted as meeting the high school graduation requirements for the purpose of employment, promotion and licensing. In addition, most colleges and universities will accept the diploma as meeting the school's requirements for a high school diploma.

Why should I get my GED?

  • Meet minimum qualifications for local jobs or entry into the U.S. Military

  • Eligibility for ongoing education & career opportunities

  • Self-esteem and pride

  • To set an example for younger family & community members

  • Self-challenge and accomplishment

  • Enjoy the company and camaraderie of the staff & other candidates in the GED Program

  • Enrolled members of the Red Lake Nation & TANF clients may be eligible to receive a monetary incentive upon completion

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

  • Not enrolled in any high school

  • Haven't graduated from high school

To apply

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