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Lifelong Learning Opportunities through Community Education

Washburn Community Education is located in the beautiful Tangletown Neighborhood in south Minneapolis, near the Chain of Lakes. Classes are offered in a  variety of subject areas; arts & crafts, computers, cooking, fitness & health, dance, world languages and more.

Registration is quick and easy:

Online at Visa & MasterCard accepted.

By phone: 612-668-3450. 

By mail: Washburn Community Education, 201 W. 49th St, Minneapolis, MN 55419

In person: Our daytime office is in room 013A in the lower level of the school. Visitors should enter through the main school entrance during the school day (8:30am-3:00pm). All other doors are locked at those times.

Lifelong Learning for Adults 55+: daytime classes & events; driver refresher, trips & tours, Adventures in Learning, travelogues, wellness talks, computers, fitness and more. Call 612-668-4828 for information.


A.C.T. Test Preparation Courses

 These courses teach students skills to help them feel more prepared for the ACT exam. 

Tuesdays, Mar 12 - Apr 23, 2019 5:30 - 8:30 PM
No Class March 26, April 2 & April


For further information, call 612-222-5108. Flyers can be downloaded at the bottom of this page and are available in the counseling office.

OR visit to register online.


Advantage Educational Programs - ACT PREPARATORY COURSES

For the past 26 years, Advantage Educational Programs has benefited thousands of students in Minnesota by preparing them for the college entrance exams.  Beginning soon, the Advantage will once again present its ACT Preparatory Course in more than forty high schools in Minneapolis/St. Paul and the surrounding area. 

These courses are designed for students who wish to improve their test-taking skills and improve their overall scores on the college entrance exams.  Since 1988, on average, students who finish the course increase their scores significantly on the ACT (36 pt. total).  The Advantage will provide an introduction to the ACT format with strategies for answering questions, as well as instruction for the specific subject areas tested.  Focal points of the program include diagnostic testing, vocabulary development, intensive mathematical review, reading comprehension improvement, science reasoning, concentration improvement, overcoming test anxiety, essay writing, and time management. 

Students may attend classes at any of the participating locations.  All of the 12-hour ACT courses will meet for three hours, once each week for four weeks, and will finish in time for upcoming national ACT exams.  Summer classes are also offered at a few locations and meet for three hours, twice each week for two weeks.

Tuition for the ACT course is only $140 ($80 for students on Free/Reduced Lunch) with all class materials included.  In addition, students who participate in the Advantage may repeat the courses as often as they wish in any of the fall, winter, spring, and summer classes -- FREE OF CHARGE.  In addition, the Minnesota Tax Credit for Learning Programs may offer a state tax deduction to parents with children who participate in this program.  For more information, you should speak with your tax advisor.

Registration/Information letters with available class times at participating schools are available from Community Education and the Washburn Councelling office.  For further information, please call Advantage Educational Programs at 612-222-5108, or visit their website at to view a complete schedule of all classes in Minnesota.

For test site information or to register for the ACT exam, visit the ACT website at or call (319) 337-1270.