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Community Education: Adult Basic Education

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Adult Basic Education

ABE Manager: Marty Olsen

Citizenship - GED – Reading – Math – Writing – English as a Second Language

The Adult Basic Education classes offer students the opportunity to work on a GED or build basic skills in the areas of reading, math, or writing as they seek to further their education. English language learners can learn to speak and read English, or study for their U.S. Citizenship. There are also opportunities to work with a tutor for students who seek one-on-one instruction.

All classes are held at the West Learning Center (117 11th Avenue, Worthington). All students seeking to enroll in any of the ABE classes must attend an orientation. To schedule an orientation session, call the school at 507-376-6105 or 507-376-6106.  

Childcare and transportation are available to individuals who would not otherwise be able to attend.  However, the childcare option is full for some class times.  

The Worthington class schedule for evening classes will be changing in September.
Evening classes will be 2 days per week at that time.
See the new schedule below.

Worthington Class Schedule
Morning English Classes

Beginning Literacy ESL 
Mon/Wed/Thurs 8:45 – 10:15

Mon/Wed/Thurs 10:15 – 11:45

Mon/Wed/Thurs 8:45 – 10:15


Mon/Wed/Thurs 10:15 – 11:45

Mon/Wed/Thurs 10:15 – 11:45

Morning ABE Classes
Tues/Fri 8:45 – 10:45

Math Tutoring
Mon/Wed 9:00 – 11:00


Mid-Day English Classes
All levels available
Mon/Wed/Thurs 11:45 – 1:45

Employment Readiness - Personal Care Attendant (PCA)
Tuesdays 11:45 – 4:00

Evening English Classes

 All levels available
Mon/Wed  5:30-8:00
Tues/Thurs 5:30 – 8:00

Evening ABE Classes
Tues/Thurs 4:00 – 5:30

Citizenship Classes 

Prep (morning)
Mon/Wed  10:15 to 11:45

Prep (mid-day)
Tues/Thurs  11:45 to 1:45

Intro (mid-day)
Mon/Wed  11:45 to 1:45

Prep (morning) 
Mon/Wed 10:15 – 11:45

Intro (evening) 
Mon/Wed 5:30 – 8:00

Prep (late-afternoon)
Tues/Thurs 4:00 - 5:30

Orientations are held at least once a month.
Call 507-376-6105  to schedule an appointment.


ABE News

  • ABE Evening class schedule will change beginning fall quarter

    In an effort to provide classes that meet the needs of our adult students and their families, we will be implementing a new schedule this fall.  Classes will meet two evenings per week instead of three.  Classes will meet for a longer time frame, so that students have about the same amount of class time, but in fewer nights per week.   Read More...

  • Adult Basic Education Programs Are Popular

    The Worthington Daily Globe printed an excellent article about the Adult Basic Education programs offered at the West Learning Center. It can be found at It was written by Julie Buntjer.   Read More...

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Contact Info

117 11th Ave.
 Worthington, MN 56187

Phone: 507.376.6105

ABE Manager

M Olsen


Teaching Staff

  • Diane Andersen
  • Sherri Boehnke
  • Mara Borges-Gatewood
  • Carol Coriolan
  • Perla Dominguez
  • Stacy Everding
  • Scott Johnson
  • Bryan Lund
  • Bridget Smith
  • Additional Teachers in consortium member school districts.

ABE Secretaries

  • Deb Boomgaarden
  • Carolina Contreras

Volunteer Manager

  • Carolina Contreras

Computer Lab Staff

  • Maria Biurquiz
  • Eh Klu