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Adult Basic Education

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Edina Community Ed offers opportunities for adult learners who wish to improve their basic education skills in partnership with Bloomington, Richfield, and Eden Prairie school districts through Metro South.

Metro South

If you are looking to improve your life through literacy, language, career development, and lifelong learning, Metro South Adult Basic Education serves the surrounding communities of Edina, Eden Prairie, Bloomington, and Richfield.

Metro South specializes in ESL (English as a Second Language), Adult Diploma, GED, college prep, and Career Pathways classes. It has been helping students for over 40 years and helps its students feel empowered to go out into the community and find good jobs, excel in careers, and continue to work toward academic achievements.

Career Pathways

Metro South offers classes that help prepare students for the workforce. Classes are offered in a variety of in-demand career areas, like healthcare and transportation. Students work on career planning with a career counselor. Most classes lead to certifications, credentials, or school credits.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Metro South offers ESL classes at many different levels to adult learners with classrooms in Edina, Richfield, Bloomington, and Eden Prairie. Day and evening classes available Monday - Saturday. Students take a placement test and then are placed in a class that best meets their needs. Online learning enrichment available.

Diploma Programs for Adult Learners

Metro South offers high school classes to adult students age 21 and older who wish to earn their high school diploma. Upon completing the requirements, students will receive a diploma from a Bloomington High School. Students who only need a few credits to finish, or students who have never been to high school are welcome.

General Education Development

Metro South offers preparation in all 4 areas of the General Education Development (GED) exam, science, social studies, math, and reading & writing. Students work independently at their own pace with the guidance of an instructor. When all GED tests are passed, certification can be used in place of a high school diploma for applying to jobs and colleges.

College Preparation

Metro South helps adult students improve their skills before taking a school entrance exam or trade test by improving their reading, math, and writing skills. Students work independently at their own pace with the guidance of an instructor. Classes are offered during the day Monday - Thursday and Monday & Wednesday evenings. Online learning enrichment available.

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