GREAT RIVERS – Adult Education Consortium

Virtual Learning 2020-2021

We are continually working on ways to bring you – the adults in the home – FREE educational opportunities during COVID-19 to those who qualify.  

All classes are being held virtually and you will need the ability to access email and the internet to participate. 

To register 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

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New classes will start November 30,2020 and run through March 5, 2021.  Please see our available classes below:


Driver’s Education*

*This class is not licensed and does NOT provide a behind the wheel component.  Class offered M-W 1pm – 2pm.

English as a Second Language for Adults (ESL) 

Class levels are based on initial assessment and opened to all whose first language is not English. 

 Class  Mon.  Tues.  Wed.  Thu.   Fri.
Beginning ESL  9am-11am 9am-11am 9am-11am 9am-11am  
Intermediate ESL 9am-11am   9am-11 am 9am-11am 9am-11am  
Advanced ESL 9am-11am 9am-11am 9am-11am 9am-11am  
Beg./Inter. ESL 6-8pm 6-8pm 6-8pm 6-8pm  
Advanced ESL 6-8pm 6-8pm 6-8pm 6-8pm  

ESL – Pronunciation

Pronunciation classes are offered to English as a Second Language adult learners.  

Class Mon. Tues. Wed.  Thurs.  Fri. 
Pronunciation – Low   11:15am-12:15pm   11:15am-12:15pm 11:15am-12:15pm
Pronunciation – High 11:15am-12:15pm   11:15am-12:15pm   11:15am-12:15pm
Pronunciation       6pm-8pm   

ESL – Grammar and Writing

ESL students will work on grammar and writing skills. 

Class Mon.  Tues.  Wed. Thurs.  Fri.
Grammar & Writing – Low 11:15am-12:15pm   11:15am-12:15pm    
Grammar & Writing – High   11:15am-12:15pm   11:15am-12:15pm  
Grammar & Writing       6pm-8pm  

English for the Workplace

Improve your conversation skills and vocabulary for various industries.  Class offered M-Thur. from 1pm-2pm.

GED Prep

The GED Preparation class will assess your skills related to the official GED test.  One-on-one support from a licensed teacher will provide you with the education needed to be successful.  Registration is by appointment.  Contact: Angela Schak at or text 612-440-4644 for more information or to schedule an appointment.  Class schedules are flexible. 

High School Diploma

This program is geared toward those needing to complete your high school diploma. Weekly one-on-one instruction is provided to you by a licensed teacher. The minimum expectation for program participation is to commit a minimum of ten hours each week to work on online classes and meet with the teacher for a weekly touch base meeting for testing. Registration is by appointment. Contact: Angela Schak at or text 612-440-4644 for more information.  Class schedules are flexible. 

Microsoft Office Classes

Class Dates Mon. Tues. Wed.  Thurs.  Fri.
Microsoft Excel for Employability  Feb. 15 -Mar. 4 9:30am-11:30am   9:30am-11:30am    
Microsoft Word for Employability Feb. 15 – Mar. 4   9:30am-11:30am   9:30am-11:30 am  


Great Rivers Adult Education Consortium is pleased to offer Community ACCESS, a civics-minded course for everyone! With a focus on work- and computer-skills development, self-awareness, and financial literacy, we use a civics framework to cover the content. Throughout the 2020-21 school year we will meet ‘in person’ three times a week, for one hour each day, the course will rotate through 13-week terms. The course is possible because of a generous grant awarded to us by DEED through their Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) funding.  Class is held M, W, and F from 12-1pm. 

Intro to Healthcare

Intro to Healthcare will give students the opportunity learn about various positions within the area of healthcare. This class will focus on vocabulary and preparing students for PCA, CNA, and other entry level healthcare positions.   Class is held T, W, and Th from 1-2pm. 


Begin to improve the skills needed to pass the GED test. Students attending Pre-GED will set up weekly check-ins with the instructor during class time.  Pre-GED Class is held T, W, and Th from 11:15am-12:15 pm and Friday 12:00pm – 2pm.

Para Pro Prep

Para Pro Prep classes are offered to current South Washington County paraprofessionals that are in need of becoming highly qualified through the Para Pro exam. 

Our 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.

Tilden Community Center

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

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