Adult Enrichment Education Classes

A variety of adult enrichment programs are available through the Spring Lake Park Schools Community Education. Current classes and other adult and senior opportunities can be found below. Additionally, check out the Blaine, Spring Lake Park and Fridley Parks and Recreation Departments for more adult enrichment opportunities. 

Community education offers classes throughout the year on finance, career, health, art and more. 

For more information on upcoming classes click here

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Spring Lake Park Schools Community Education partners with eight school districts and other community partners in the north metro to offer free adult basic education (ABE) classes for adults ages 17 and up who are not enrolled in a secondary school program. Together, the community education programs are called "Metro North ABE."

Adults can take classes taught by licensed teachers and supported by trained volunteers who work with students to meet their educational goals. A student may start class at any time throughout the year and classes are offered year-round during the day, evening or online.

Classes offered can help students:

  • Improve basic reading, writing and math skills
  • Earn a high school diploma or GED
  • Learn and improve English language
  • Prepare for college and high demand careers 

Teachers are trained to work with adults and all materials are designed to help the adult learner.  Students will have opportunities to work in groups and independently.  Learning is done in the classroom, on the computer and online. Teachers will help students set and meet their goals. Most sites offer basic computer training during class time.

ABE Classes

Instructional Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in teaching a class through Spring Lake Park Community Education.

We are committed to enhancing and impacting the quality of people’s lives through affordable seminars, workshops and activities. Primarily offered in the evenings, these one-to-three hour classes provide adults with nuts-and bolts advice and strategies on career development, business, relationships, health, personal growth and finance, computers, arts, crafts, languages, music, sports, etc. We emphasize the “short course” because our customers are busy adults looking for classes with a short time-commitment.

Courses are taught by professionals and experts who are independent contractors that enjoy sharing information, strategies and new developments in their fields of expertise.

The best instructors are those who have a love of their subjects and a desire to share their knowledge and passion.

Community Education promotes the Adult Education program through online publications, social media and email marketing directed to Spring Lake Park Schools families. We also encourage instructors to share their classes with their own networks as well.

Become a Community Education Instructor

If you are interested in teaching a Community Education class please fill out this form.

If you have any questions, please contact Luke at 763-600-5046 or

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