Adult Basic Education



Adult Basic Education (ABE) can help students earn their high school equivalency diploma (GED/ Adult Diploma), and prep for the college placement tests (including the Accuplacer). We can assist you with basic skills brush up in math, reading, writing or computer skills. At PTCC, we also tutor students for the TEAS test, and provide other college class tutoring. All resources and class instruction are free!

Offered through the St. Croix River Education District (SCRED), Adult Basic Education’s mission in Minnesota is to provide adults with educational opportunities to acquire and improve their literacy skills necessary to be self-sufficient and to participate effectively as productive workers, family members, and citizens.


  • Tuesdays 10am- 2:00pm
  • Wednesdays 9am-12:00pm
  • Thursdays 10am-2:00pm

If one of these times don’t work, please contact Jami Kritzeck and she can try and find a time that works!


We have other ABE locations in Chisago Lakes, East Central/Willow River, Hinckley-Finlayson, North Branch, Pine City (PTCC, Room 84), and Rush City. You can find the contact information for those sites here.

ABE offers instruction in several areas

Programs for eligible adults leading to a high school diploma from a sponsoring Minnesota school district.

For learners who need goal-specific elementary or secondary level basic skills such as work-related math, functional literacy (e.g.- banking skills), reading or writing assistance. Generally considered “brush-up” and not leading to a diploma or GED.

The General Educational Development (GED) diploma is a national high school equivalency program that includes 4 content areas: reasoning through language arts, mathematical reasoning, science, and social studies.

Programs which prepare Minnesota non-citizens for the U.S. citizenship exam given by the INS. Includes application preparation and English language instruction. Also may include content related to general civic content and participation in society.

For learner’s whose native language was not English.

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