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West Fargo Adult Education is located in the Lodoen Community Center at 109 3rd Street East in West Fargo. Enter though Door #27 and go up to the second floor. (The West Fargo Public Library is on the south end of the building) We help people prepare for their GED©, learn the English language, prepare and build their basic educational skills.

Students set their own goals and work at their own pace. Our services are free of charge. All classes will meet from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. For more information see the links below or if you need additional help or specific information please call 356-2008.

    • Students taking ELL or GED© classes may register during class, , which includes completing the registration form, contracts, and an watching an orientation video.
    • Call for more information 356-2008
      • Monday through Thursday
        • Mornings: 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
        • Evenings: 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
    • GED© Prep CLASSES
      • Monday through Thursday
        • Mornings: 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
        • Evenings: 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
      • A non-refundable cash deposit of $30 is required at registration that will be applied to the first GED© test.
    • Who are 16 years and older,
    • Who are not enrolled in public or private school,
    • Who lack literacy and basic skills, or
    • Who lack a high school education or GED© and
    • Who live in West Fargo or the surrounding Cass County area



The West Fargo Public Schools provides services to preschool children ages 3-5 years of age with developmental delays. Children qualifying for the early childhood special needs preschool program demonstrate delays in their speech, language, learning/pre-academic, motor skills or social/emotional development. Children are identified through preschool screening or referrals from parents, doctors, or outside agencies. The Early Childhood Special Needs Preschool Program is especially designed to address the special education needs of young children with disabilities. These services may include: screening, evaluation, consultations, parent education, classroom based instruction, speech/language therapy, and physical or occupational therapy.



The ELL program will provide all refugee students a beginning education. The program will provide students interpersonal communication skills, practical life skills, literacy skills, and grammatical skills. In addition, students will be taught about the American culture. Students will accomplish these goals in the language,math ,  reading, social studies, and resource classes that are offered in the ELL program.

For more information, please contact: Sonja Butenhoff @ 701.499.1066



Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education act is designed to help disadvantaged children meet challenging content and student performance standards. Title I provides financial assistance through State educational agencies (SEAs) to local educational agencies (LEAs) to meet the educational needs of children who are failing or most at risk of failing to meet a State's challenging content and student performance standards in school attendance areas and schools with high concentrations of children from low-income families and in local institutions for neglected or delinquent children.



GATE: Gifted And Talented Education

Identification of Students:

Students will be identified bi-yearly, based on standardized test scores from the current and previous school years. In general, students who score at or above the 97th percentile on three tests in reading and/or math will be placed in the curriculum unit coordinating to that academic area.


Our gifted education teachers work with students during a 40-minute block for two out of six days in math/science and one out of six days in reading/writing. This ensures that students are still receiving their core instruction while they receive opportunities for enrichment.


The focus during the math/science time in grades 3-5 is based on the National Math and Science Initiative curriculum – NMSI. https://www.nms.org/ This curriculum is designed to help students achieve in advanced placement opportunities at the secondary level. The curriculum also allows for a unit from Project Lead the Way – PLTW, many units from this curriculum are in our core science program, but these particular units take the engineering and design process to a deeper level. In grades 1-2, the math/science curriculum comes primarily from LegoWedo, Scratch, and the utilization of resources like MakeyMakey and other hands-on learning opportunities.
The focus during the reading/writing time is based on enriching our core curriculum research process and allowing students to dig deep into projects of passion. Our gifted education teachers utilize a wide variety of resources and strategies to work with students in these areas.

For more information:

Elementary Curriculum Coordinator Heather Sand can be contacted with questions regarding gifted education at hsand@west-fargo.k12.nd.us

Additional information about gifted education and gifted children can be found on these webpages:




Home education is a program of education supervised by a child’s parent, in the child’s home, in accordance with the requirements of North Dakota Century Code 15.1-23-01. For more information regarding Home Education contact the West Fargo School District’s Home Education Coordinator, Dr. Thomas Gravel at 356-2008 or tgravel@west-fargo.k12.nd.us

Letters of Intent to home school should be sent directly to Dr. Gravel at 109 3rd Street East, West Fargo, ND 58078 or can be faxed 701-356-2007.



The Indian Education Program of Fargo and West Fargo Public Schools advocates for Native American students' success in school while providing cultural opportunity connections for students and families. For more information, please visit: http://www.fargo.k12.nd.us/indian.