Takoda AIOIC (Adult Basic Education)

Why Takoda?

“Takoda” means “all are welcome” in the Lakota Language.   Although, as a division of the American Indian OIC, we strive to help the American Indian community and incorporate Indigenous values into our programs, everyone is welcome in this building regardless of race, creed, age, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation.  In 2018, in order to more clearly convey the connection between all of our programs to our participants, the Takoda Institute combined with the Adult Basic Education and Workforce Development programs under the singular banner of “Takoda”.   We believe that this will help everyone who comes into our door understand what we can do for them and that they are welcome.

The Adult Basic Education program specializes in working with people of all ages, and all types of learning styles - including those who have not been in a classroom for a long time. We understand how demanding life can be, which is why our program provides students a unique opportunity to create their own schedules as they work toward their General Education Diploma (GED).

Takoda Simplifies GED Prep

We want to make sure you succeed.   Therefore we offer:

  • Flexible hours
  • Onsite proctored testing
  • One-on-one tutoring
  • Small class size environment
  • 5:1 student to tutor ratio
  • Tutors specialize in different subject areas

Takoda GED is more than just test preparation

When you enroll at Takoda, you’ll also have access to:

  • College prep
  • Career services
  • Life skills
  • Transfer directly to Takoda Institute of Higher Education

Getting Started

  • Walk-in enrollment is available on any weekday
  • Bring your Social Security card and a government issued ID to begin enrollment

Additional Location:

1819 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, MN 56601 (Northwest Indian Community Development Center)

Programs and Services

Education leads to opportunity

Some basic skills are required to find or keep a job.

We’ll work with you to define what you need and provide you with services that meet your individual goals, services including: