Adult Basic Education

White Bear Lake Area Schools Community Services and Recreation Department, in cooperation with North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale Community Education and Mahtomedi Community Education, offer full-service Adult Basic Education (ABE) programming for all area residents through Harmony Adult Education.

For more information or questions on the many free classes offered, GED Diploma, and testing, and how to register visit Harmony Adult Education or call 651-748-6208.

GED Prep & Testing

General Education Development (GED) Preparation is a self-paced program designed to help you study and prepare to take the GED tests. Day or evening drop-in classroom training is available at no cost to adults in our community. Our staff will work with you on the subjects in which you need improvement. Practice tests help monitor your progress and prepare you for taking the official GED tests. The time needed to complete the GED varies for each student.

GED Prep & Testing Information

Health Care Careers

Are you interested in a career in health care? We can help you train for an entry-level position on a track toward a career as a Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN). We work with local Senior Housing and assisted living and memory care facilities to help workers find employment.


Visit HEATH CARE CAREERS information page

IT Careers

Harmony Adult Education can help you prepare for a future career in the Information Technology (IT) field. Students may begin this free course at any time and certification tests are offered onsite.


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Paraprofessional Careers

Adults seeking employment as a paraprofessional are often required to have an associate’s degree or at least 60 college semester credits. The ParaPro test is an alternative way to satisfy this requirement.

We offer no cost study classes and practice tests for the ParaPro test. Testing is also available onsite. Students are responsible for testing fees.

Paraprofessional Careers


Harmony Adult Education offers a twelve week course designed to give ESL learners a better understanding of everyday life in the U.S and to prepare for the citizenship test. Citizenship classes run whenever at least 12 students are registered. Check the class schedule for class times.

Schedule and Registration