Hawthorne Education Center
Adult & Family Literacy Program
700 4th Ave SE
- English language (ESL)
- GED preparation
Bridges to Careers
Bridges to Careers is a collaborative effort between Hawthorne Adult Basic Education, Rochester Community and Technical College, Workforce Development, Inc. and area employers who are dedicated to a mission that meets the needs of Rochester Minnesota’s diverse community and the employment market. Through education and career coaching students within the program are empowered to pursue successful and fulfilling careers. Visit bridgestocareers.org for more info.
Rochester Public Library
101 2nd st SE
- Free library card, materials & internet access
- Children & adult programs & classes
- Mon-Thurs 9:30am — 9pm
- Fri-Sat 9:30am — 5:30pm
- Sun 1:30pm 5:30pm
- Summer hours: Sat 9:30am — 1:30pm – Sunday— closed
Rochester Public Schools Student in Transition Services
Edison Administration Building
615 7th st SW
- Homeless youth/families
- Immediate enrollment
- Free breakfast & lunch
If you plan to go to College:
FAFSA ( Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
- Depending on your family’s financial situation, you can get grants, scholarships, work-study, and other qualified loans to help you continue your education goals.
- FAFSA applications open around the 3rd quarter of school ( Nov-June).
- You’ll need your and your parents’ tax returns, and much other confidential information to verify your eligibilities.
- FAFSA® Application | Federal Student Aid
- Seeking help, advice, and information from your school’s counselors, social workers, teachers, and relatives.
- Make smart money- choices, save up, learn about loans/interests, and work toward your educational enrichment journey.