Adult Basic Education and ESL

Eden Prairie Community Education partners with Metro South and the communities of Bloomington, Edina, and Richfield to bring basic adult educational opportunities to the Eden Prairie community. Through this collaborative, Metro South is able to provide a number of educational opportunities to area learners.  

Classes are offered in the areas of GED test preparation, high school diploma programs, English as a Second Language (ESL), and basic skills such as reading, writing, and mathematics. Residents may take a course at any of the four locations as classes and offerings vary per location.

  • GED Test Preparation: These classes, small groups, and tutors help learners improve their reading, writing, and math skills in a supportive environment as they prepare to take the General Education Development (GED) exam. Students can also study for the GED using an internet based curriculum which allows the flexibility to study at home or anywhere with an internet connection.

  • Diploma Programs for Adult Learners: Both daytime and evening classes are offered for adult learners who are working to complete the requirements of a high school diploma.

  • Under 21 Diploma Program: Designed for students ages 17-21 who have fallen behind in high school who desire to attend a program which better fits their individual needs or have dropped out of high school and want to return to complete their high school education.

  • English as a Second Language (ESL): Classes are offered at many different levels to adult learners from a variety of countries. Classrooms are located in Eden Prairie, Bloomington, Edina, and Richfield.

  • College Preparation: Assists adult learners with specific goals of learning to read better, learning math skills, and improving writing abilities. Learners work at their own pace in a supportive environment.

To learn more about these opportunities and to register, visit the Metro South website. If you have questions, please contact Metro South at (952) 681-6170.

Multiple classes are offered at Hennepin Technical College in Eden Prairie. Through a collaboration between Community Education's Little Eagles Early Childhood and Preschool Program and Metro South, we are also pleased to offer Family School, a program that serves parents with young children who want to learn English. Learn more at