Adult Education/GED

Flexible. Accommodating. Help for a better future.

At Hillside Adult Education, we will help students age 17 and older reach their educational goals. Our schedules are flexible to fit the lives of busy adults. We offer in-person or online options to accommodate every situation. Our classes can help you earn your high school diploma, prepare for the GED exam, improve reading, math and writing skills. We are the only Adult Education site in Central MN where adults can finish earning their high school credits. We also offer U.S. citizenship preparation, English as a Second Language (ESL), college prep, ParaPro test prep and customer service training.

Congratulations on deciding to further your education! It's never too late to learn.

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  • Finish your High School credits
  • Prepare for the GED exam 
  • Receive Individualized Instruction


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English as a Second Language

  • Levels 4-6  ESL and math
  • Experienced instructors
  • In-person and online classes
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Career Classes

  • CPR/First Aid
  • ParaPro teaching assistant
  • Food Handler 
  • Northstar Digital Literacy
  • Healthcare classes
  • And more!

How to Register for an English Language Class or for GED or Diploma Classes

If you are at least 18-years-old and not currently enrolled in a regular school program, call 320-258-1111. We will help you take the next step to continue your education. 

Main Contact

Hillside School
Enter Door 6 
30 Fifth Avenue South 
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Fax: 320-258-1198

Mag Patridge 
Adult Education Coordinator 

Adult Education