To enroll in classes students must first take a pre-placement test. To make an appointment for a test, please call 612-376-0619, fill out form below, or come in person to the Riverside Plaza Resident Resource Center, located at 1515 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55454.
Testing appointments are scheduled:
- Tuesday mornings, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
- Wednesday afternoons, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
- Thursday evenings, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Based on the test scores students are enrolled in the appropriate class level and, if there is space in the class, can start class the following Monday. If the class is full then the student is placed on a waiting list or referred to another ESL program.Submit
Volunteer tutors are available in the Resource Center classroom and computer lab Monday – Friday, 3:30-5:30pm to assist students individually with homework help; English conversation; reading practice; filling out forms; preparation for Citizenship; or computer help.
Students must sign in and out at front desk whenever they use the computer lab or work with a tutor.
Cedar Riverside Adult Education Collaborative
School Calendar 2020/2021
Tue Sept 8th First day 1 of fall session
Fri Sept 11th Day Staff meeting (1 hour virtual meeting) [*]
Fri Sept 18th PD for teachers (virtual)
Sun Nov 1st Daylight Savings – Fall back 1 hour
Fri Sept 19th PD for teachers (virtual)
Thurs Nov 26th & Fri Nov 26th Thanksgiving
Thu Dec 17th Last day of Fall session
*2 weeks winter break (12/18/20 – 1/3/21)
Mon Jan 4th - day 1 of winter session
Mon Jan 18th Martin Luther King Day – No classes
Mon Feb 15th Presidents Day – No classes
Sun March 14th Daylight Savings – Spring ahead 1 hour
*2 weeks Ramadan Break (Friday April 30th, 2021 to Sunday May 16, 2019)
[Ramadan 2021 : April 11, 2021 to May 12, 2021]
Mon May 31th Memorial Day – No classes
Sat June 30th Last Day of Program Year (NRS Year)
Wed July 4 Independence Day : CRAEC closed
*3 weeks Summer Break
Friday August 20, 2021 to Monday, September 6, 2021
Tue Sept 7th day 1 of fall session
[*] every other Friday (during COVID Pandemic)
Cedar Riverside Adult Education Collaborative
School Calendar : Program Year 2019/20
Mon Sept 9th First day of school (fall Session)
Thu Sept 26th Day Staff meeting
Mon Oct 21st – CASAS READING Post-Testing week
Fall PD day ?
Thu Oct 31st Day Staff meeting
Sun Nov 3rd Daylight Savings – Fall back 1 hour
Thurs Nov 28th & Fri Nov 29th Thanksgiving – No classes (RC closed)
Mon Dec 16th – CASAS READING Post-Testing week
Thu Dec 5th Day Staff meeting
Fri Dec 20th Last day of fall session
2 weeks winter break (12/21/19 – 1/5/20)
Mon Jan 6th First Day of winter session
Mon Jan 20th Martin Luther King Day – No school (RC closed)
Thu Jan 30th Day Staff meeting
Mon Feb 3rd CASAS READING Post-Testing week
Mon Feb 17th Presidents Day – No school (RC closed)
Thu Feb 27th Day Staff meeting
Sun March 8th Daylight Savings – Spring ahead 1 hour
Winter PD Day ?
Mon Mar 16th CASAS READING Post-Testing week
Thu Mar 26th Day Staff meeting
Mon Apr 30th Last Day of Contact Hours year
Mon May 11th CASAS READING Post-Testing week
Mon May 25th Memorial Day – No classes (RC closed)
2 weeks Ramadan Break (May 16th, 2020 to May 31st, 2020)
Tue June 30th Last Day of Program Year 2019/2020 (NRS year)
3 weeks CRAEC Summer Break
Friday August 14th, 2020 to Sunday, September 7, 2020
Winter/Spring 2021 Zoom sessions
[January 04, 2021 - April 30, 2021]
Fall 2020 Session:
September 08, 2020 - December 17, 2020
SUMMER 2020 Session:
(JUNE 1, 2020 - AUGUST 14, 2020)
Winter/spring 2020 Session:
(January 6, 2020 - April 30, 2020)
Days: Monday and Tuesday
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (or by appointment)
Place: Resource Center, E Building
For more information please call: (612) 376-0619
The Cedar Riverside Adult Education Collaborative is a collaboration between three partner agencies: Riverside Plaza Tenants’ Association (RPTA),Brian Coyle Community Center, and Minneapolis Public Schools Adult Basic Education Program. Since 2000, these three agencies have pooled resources and worked jointly to provide education opportunities to adult immigrants and refugees living in and around the Cedar Riverside neighborhood. rhood.
To teach adults the skills and provide the support necessary to pursue personal education and employment goals.
Instruction Offered: English Language | Math | Computer Skills
We offer a range of free English Language Learning courses from Pre-literate to High Intermediate (levels 0-5). The various levels ensure an opportunity for anyone hoping to learn english, no matter their prior education or experience. We also offer courses of instruction in Math and Computer Skills.
We also offer Tutoring Assistance. Volunteer tutors are available in the Resource Center classroom and computer lab Monday - Friday, 3:30 5:00pm to assist students individually with homework help; English conversation; reading practice; filling out forms; preparation for Citizenship; computer.
Regular Office Hours:
Monday to Thursday- 8:30:00am-9:00pm
We offer three convenient class schedule’s:
Mornings: 9am-12pm (Levels 0-5)
Afternoons: 12:30-3:30pm (Levels 0-3)
Evenings: 6pm-9pm (Levels 0-3)
Classrooms are located Riverside Plaza & the Brian Coyle Community Center.
Office location :
1515 SOUTH 4th STREET Box 2009
Minneapolis, MN 55454
As part of the regular class time students come to the computer lab for at least one hour every week. Additionally, students may use the computer lab at other times of the day for independent study. Open Computer Lab Main computer lab is open for residents Monday-Friday, 3:00pm - 5:00pm. There are additional three computers are available for the residents Monday - Friday 8:00am - 8:30pm.