Inside…

Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic Education Students Participate in Mock Job Interviews

The Adult Basic Education intermediate/advance ESL students completed the job-seeking unit of their class, by applying the skills they learned to participate in mock job interviews. Community volunteers acted as prospective employers conducting the interviews.


ABE Manager: Marty Olsen

Citizenship – GED – Reading – Math – Writing – English as a Second Language – Online Learning

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.  

Click here to learn more about “What Is ABE?”

Worthington Class Schedule

Morning English Classes

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

Beginning
Mon/Wed/Thurs 10:15 – 11:45
Intermediate
Mon/Wed/Thurs 8:45 – 10:15

 Intermediate
Mon/Wed/Thurs 10:15 – 11:45
Advanced 
Mon/Wed/Thurs 10:15 – 11:45


Morning ABE Classes

GED/Math/Reading 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
Mon/Wed/Thurs 2:30 – 4:00


Evening English Classes

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


Evening ABE Classes

GED/Math/Reading 
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.

Free Computer Training

Are you feeling behind in the age of digital literacy?  Would you like to learn about operating a computer?
We offer individualized computer instruction every Tuesday, 8:30 – 2:00.
West Learning Center (117 11th Avenue)
Room 133
Call Marty at 507-372-1239 to enroll

Contact Info

117 11th Ave.
 Worthington, MN 56187

Phone: 507.376.6105

ABE Manager

Marty Olsen

Teaching Staff

  • Sherri Boehnke
  • Ruth Putnam
  • Carol Coriolan
  • Stacy Everding
  • Kathy Fritz
  • Bryan Lund
  • Sarah Mattila
  • Sonja Stark
  • Additional Teachers in consortium member school districts.

ABE Secretary

Stephanie Noerenberg

Volunteer Manager

Stephanie Noerenberg

Computer Lab Staff

Maria Biurquiz

ABE Resources

Other Resources

ABE News