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Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic Education offers free classes for adults who need to brush up on basic skills, complete their GED, prepare for college, or improve their English.

Class Information

Day and evening classes are offered for adults 17 and older who are not enrolled in school. All classes are taught in English. Please email Clarice Grenier Grabau for more information.

Class Locations:
Northfield Community Resource Center (NCRC): 1651 Jefferson Parkway, Northfield
Greenvale Park Elementary: 700 Lincoln Parkway, Northfield
Emmaus Church: 712 Linden St N, Northfield

Registration and Orientation

English language students may register the first week of each month. Initial paperwork and assessment will take approximately 1 ½–2 hours. Basic education and GED students may register anytime.

Learn English

In this class all levels of English language learners can improve basic vocabulary, reading, writing and conversation skills.

  • 9:15–11:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, at Emmaus Church
  • 6–8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, at the Northfield Community Resource Center (NCRC)
  • 6:30–8 p.m. Thursdays, Conversation Class at Greenvale Park Elementary

Adult Secondary Education and GED

Improve your reading, writing and mathematical skills. Prepare for the GED, study for the Accuplacer or TEAS, or improve your digital literacy skills.

  • 6–8:30 p.m. Mondays, at the Northfield Community Resource Center (NCRC)
  • 9–11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, at the Northfield Community Resource Center (NCRC)


Students who are currently enrolled in English or ABE may attend classes to prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Test. This class is by appointment only.

Official GED Testing

GED testing takes place at official testing centers and is scheduled through the GED Testing Service.

Family School

Family School

Family School is for English language learners with children ages 0–5. Parents and children learn together in this unique class focusing on literacy, parenting, life and job skills. The course is offered 1–3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the NCRC.