• Adult Education Center-Columbia Heights/Fridley

    The Adult Education Center-Columbia Heights/Fridley is located on Central Avenue NE, between 41st and 42nd Ave.  If you are interested in becoming an ABE or ESL student, please fill out the class interest form or call 763-706-3833 to begin the enrollment process.

    English as a Second Language (ESL) classes 

    Reading, writing, speaking, listening, and digital literacy  skills

    Morning Classes

    In-person Classes for Level 1 only

    • Level 1: Monday - Thursday, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Online Classes for Levels 2 - 5

    • Levels 2A, and 2B meet online, Monday - Thursday, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

    • Level 3 meets online, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm 

    • Levels 4A, 4B, and 5 meet online, Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm (except on TUES when class begins at 9:30 am)


    Evening Classes [three nights/week]

    In-person classes for Levels 1, 2A, and 2B at school

    • Levels 1, 2A, and 2B: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, 6 pm - 8:30 pm

    Online classes for Levels 1B - 5

    • Levels 1B, 2A, 2B, 3, 4, and 5: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, 6 pm - 8:30 pm


    Distance Learning class

    • Limited options exist for students who would like to study independently on an online platform. You can ask about this during intake/registration/testing.

    ABE classes

    Brush up for reading, writing, and math offered through the Metro North ABE consortium

    • Online classes available in the morning or evening

    • Independent online program with teacher support available


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  • Contact

    Columbia Heights/Fridley Adult Education Center
    4111 Central Ave NE
    South Building
    Suite 100
    Columbia Heights, MN 55421

    Phone: 763-706-3833
    Email: info@metronorthabe.org
    Class Interest Form


    August 9 Evening
    September 2-5
    October 17-21
    November 8 Evening
    November 23-25
    December 19-January 3