Adult Basic Education

Families join together for the Walking Club's Fall Fun Walk in October, 2018.Maria in her cap and gown stands with her daughter during the Spring 2017 graduation ceremony.An English Language student holds out her tray of homemade international food items from the 2017 Spring potluck.The leaders of International Walking Club: (from left) Abdul, instructor Kathleen, Stephen, and Luis.


Adult Education Center
Valley Green Workforce Center
792 Canterbury Road South  |  Shakopee, MN 55379
(952) 567-8128



For adults, ages 17 and older, who are not enrolled in high school.
All classes are FREE to the student.




CITIZENSHIP PREPARATION
For adults in any stage of obtaining citizenship.



ENGLISH AS A LEARNED LANGUAGE (ELL)
Chaska, Prior Lake, Shakopee
For adults looking to develop speaking, reading, listening, writing, and grammar skills to communicate effectively in English.



FAMILY LITERACY / PACE
Chaska, Shakopee
English Language Learning and support for parents & their children (ages birth to 5).



GED PREPARATION AND TESTING
Chaska, Prior Lake, Shakopee
Self-paced instruction designed for GED test preparation in Language Arts/Reading & Writing, Social Studies, Mathematics, and Science.



INTERNATIONAL WALKING CLUB
Fridays @ 9:30 am, Huber Park in Shakopee
Made possible by the Allina Neighborhood Health Connection Grant, this club is open to anyone. Practice English conversational skills, photography, and get some exercise.



PEARSON VUE TESTING CENTER
Please visit pearsonvue.com to verify program availability at our location.



SERVSAFE® FOOD HANDLER
Tuesday, 2/20 & Thursday, 2/22 @ 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Controlling time and temperature, preventing cross-contamination, proper cleaning & sanitizing, personal hygiene for the workplace.
Required materials: ServSafe Food Handler Guide, 6th Edition (ISBN-13: 978-0134629292)



SERVSAFE® FOOD MANAGER
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3/6 - 3/20 @ 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Safe food handling skills, flow of food, safe facilities; forms of contamination, cleaning & sanitizing; management systems.
Take the ServSafe exam and apply to be a Minnesota Certified Food Manager.
Required materials: ServSafe ManagerBook with Answer Sheet, 7th Edition (ISBN-13: 978-0134812335)



SERVSAFE
® RENEWAL COURSE
March 2018; Dates To Be Determined
Required materials: ServSafe Manager, 7th Edition (ISBN-13: 978-0134812359)




For information about ABE programs and services please contact:
Jennifer Hennes
(952) 567-8128
jhennes@swmetro.k12.mn.us






Adult Basic Education Services are offered through SouthWest Metro Intermediate District 288 whose members include Community Education programs from the following school districts:
District 108 Central, District 716 Belle Plaine, District 720 Shakopee, District 100 Waconia, District 717 Jordan, District 721 New Prague, District 112 Eastern Carver County, and District 719 Prior Lake - Savage.

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