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About Us

Duluth Adult Education (DAE) has been around the Duluth area for many years in Historic Old Central High School (HOCHS) and was known as the Adult Learning Center (ALC).

In October 2021 we moved to a new location and gave ourselves a new name, but are still providing the same service: working with adult students to earn their GED/diploma, learn English, build basic skills, improve computer skills, prepare for college, and get started on a career path. 

Duluth Adult Education (DAE) is part of the Minnesota Adult Basic Education system. This network of 39 consortia comprising all school districts and community partners is supported with federal and state funds.  

The mission of the Minnesota ABE system is to provide adults with educational opportunities to acquire and improve the literacy skills needed to become self-sufficient and to participate effectively as productive workers, family members, and citizens. 

Minnesota Adult Basic Education is committed to creating educational equity in the following ways:

  • We commit to recognizing the historical conditions and barriers that have prevented opportunity and success in learning for students based on their race, class, and other identities.
  • We commit to working to dismantle the belief in a hierarchy of human value, with a focus on racial equity.
  • We commit to fostering positive and effective learning environments for all by eliminating institutional policies that uphold oppressive systems of power and privilege.
  • We commit to collaboratively creating a learning community within the ABE system that promotes opportunities for self-reflection, growth, and change.

Since we are associated with the Duluth Public Schools we follow the school district’s calendar and policies. When students earn an adult diploma it is issued from Duluth Public Schools.