GREAT RIVERS – Adult Education Consortium

Fall 2021

Classes begin August 31. 

Please fill out this Great Rivers Adult Education new student registration form and our staff will contact you within two business days. If you have trouble registering please text or call: Susie Evans at 651-270-3266 or email her at sevans1@sowashco.org.  You can also reach us by emailing greatrivers@isd200.org.

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ESL, GED and Diploma classes will be held in Cottage Grove at the District Program Center.  Microsoft Office and Pathways programming will be held in Woodbury at Central Park. 

> Click here to register.

> Presiona aquí para registrarte en Español. 

GED and K-12 Diploma

Enrollment Process

  1. Fill out the application found here.
  2. Staff will review applications on a rolling basis. Immediate admission is not guaranteed. Start dates occur every 4-6 weeks.
  3.  Program staff will contact the student, following application review, to set up a meeting OR make a program referral.
  4.  The Continual Learning Plan meeting, with program staff, will determine which program is the best fit prior to program acceptance. Please return application materials as soon as possible.
  5.  Click here to download the Great Rivers Program Application.

Eligibility Requirements for Adult Learners

  1. Be 17 years of age or older
  2.  Not enrolled or required to be enrolled in secondary school under State law;
  3. AND Meet one of more of the following:
    1.  Unable to speak, read or write English;
    2.  Do not have a high school diploma or equivalent;
    3.  Lack sufficient mastery of basic educational skills

GED Testing

Our program offers official GED Testing at the Tilden Community Center (310 River St. Hastings, MN 55033). To register for one or more official subject tests sign up at www.ged.com and select “Hastings Community Ed-Adult Basic Education as the test center.  Contact Pearson Vue directly with scheduling questions or for rescheduling 1-877-392-6433.

Already passed your GED and looking for a copy? Contact Alice Smith with the Minnesota Department of Education at 651-582-8446 or alice.smith@state.mn.us

Click here to download the Great Rivers Program Application.

Great River’s Adult Education Mission and Vision

The mission of the Adult Basic Education program is to provide learners with a comfortable, challenging, learning and networking environment to enhance work, English language and life skills.

Our vision is to partner with learners to create opportunities where students attend regularly, set personal goals, use technology and make progress while collaborating with community and educational organizations to create pathways for success.

Student Eligibility

In order to be eligible for our classes you must:

1. Be 17 years of age or older; AND
2. Not enrolled or required to be enrolled in secondary school under State law; AND
3. Meet one or more of these conditions:
     a. Unable to speak, read or write English;
     b. Do not have high school diploma or equivalent;
     c. lack sufficient mastery of basic educational skills.
     *An exception is made for Work-Based Project Learners and Transition to Employment students referred by the Workforce Center or MFIP to be allowed in conditional content classes.

Contacts

Susie Evans
Great Rivers Adult Education Consortium Manager
sevans1@sowashco.org
651-425-6634

Becca Bair
Great Rivers Adult Education Consortium Specialist
English as a Second Language Registration Info
bbair0@sowashco.org
651-425-6634

Angela Schak
Great Rivers Adult Education Consortium Coordinator
GED or K12 Diploma Program Info
aschak@sowashco.org
651-425-6634

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Tilden Community Center

310 River Street
Hastings, MN 55033
651-480-7670 Main Registrar Office
651-480-7680 Fax

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