Adult Education Services

Steve Johnson
ABE Instructor
Office located in the Student Success Center – Virginia Campus


Basic Skills Enhancement - Tutoring services or 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.

GED - General Educational Development Diploma. National high school equivalency program that includes a set of 5 tests: Math, Reading, Writing, Social Studies, and Science.

ESL - English as a Second Language. For learners whose native language is not English.

Citizenship / Civics Education - Programs which prepare Minnesota non-citizens for US citizenship. Includes US citizenship application preparation and English language instruction. Civics Education includes content related to general civics knowledge and full participation in US society, culture and employment.