Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic Education



Which class is right for me?  
Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes are designed to provide basic skills instruction for adults, 18 and  older, whose math and reading skills have been assessed at or below the GED® readiness level. Many adults enroll in ABE with a long-term goal of the GED® exam; however, they may need the basic skills instruction of ABE to be ready for the GED® test-preparation course.

General Educational Development (GED®) Preparation classes are designed to prepare adult students, 18 and older, for the GED® high school equivalency exam. Generally, students must demonstrate reading, writing, and math skills above the 8th grade level to be properly enrolled in the GED® review course. This course prepares students for the four subject area tests of the GED® battery: Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies. An assessment is given at registration that will help with proper class placement.   Textbooks and internet based materials are available for use in the classroom and at home.

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When do classes meet?

Classes meet two days per week at most locations.   Morning or evening classes are available in most locations.  Call for more information about class times!

Where do classes meet?
Classes are held at various locations throughout Southside Virginia.  Call for more information on classes near you!

How do I register?
Registration is generally held during the last week of each month.  The registration process for ABE and GED® Preparation classes includes a skill assessment and takes approximately two (2) hours. 


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 For more information:

Buffy Allgood, Program Manager Katie Irby, Program Manager
434-949-1090 434-736-2084