Adult Education & Grants

If you have questions or would like to register for a class, please call: 434-949-1090


Adult Education offers instruction for adult learners in basic skills, GED® credential, English language learning, workforce training, and integrated education and training to effectively prepare individuals for college and careers.

We serve the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, and Prince Edward.

  • GED® Credential

    Why GED® credential? For 75 years and counting, the GED® credential program proudly prepares adult learners for success in the job market, college, and beyond by building the skills and confidence they need to flourish. As the leading high school equivalency program, we prepare students for success on the GED® credential test and for life.


    To qualify for free GED® credential testing, please consider enrolling in the adult education program. We can provide free GED® credential Practice and official GED® credential tests.

  • Pearson VUE Testing Centers

    Pearson VUE is the global leader in computer-based testing. Each year millions of people around the world take an exam with Pearson VUE. Please visit for a full list of available exams at a testing center convenient to you.

  • Next Steps

    Are you looking for a job or wanting to attend college? We offer the services of a Career Coach to help you get to your next steps!

    We offer individualized help to students who have or are nearing the final steps towards passing the GED® credential as follows:

    • Workplace readiness skills
    • Help with your job application or resume
    • Help with a job search using an interest assessment
    • College application(s)
    • College placement testing
    • FAFSA
    • Help with the ASVAB for entrance into the Armed Forces

    Other career-related services based upon a student’s individual needs


    For more information contact:

    Mora da Silva

  • Career Pathways

    Our Career Pathways program combines earning GED® credential, improving basic skills, professional training, and industry-recognized credentials. Current programs being offered:

    For more information, contact:

    Mora da Silva

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I register?

    Call Lois Hicks today at 804-586-7489


    How long will it take for me to earn my GED® credential?

    It depends on your level of commitment and your current educational background. 


    When do classes meet?

    Virtual classes are offered morning, afternoon, and evening Moday - Thursday. Be sure to complete your Zoom training before class. Contact Denis McCarthy 434-294-0244 or

    Can you assist me if I have a high school diploma but need help with required placement testing or other workplace readiness skills?

    Yes, we can help you review for placement tests, such as VPT (Virginia Placement Test), ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery), and other needed academic/workplace skills.


    How much does the Adult Education Program cost?

    The program is free! All GED® credential and other test fees are paid as long as the student meets program requirements.


    What do I need for the class?

    Along with regular attendance and a positive attitude, students need a smartphone, laptop, or tablet, and access to the internet. Be sure to complete your Zoom training before class. Contact Denis McCarthy 434-294-0244 or Also, a valid, government-issued ID is required for GED® credential testing. Visit the GED® credential website for additional details. >


    What will I gain from participation in the program?

    After all 4 subjects are passed with a score of 145 or greater, you will earn your GED® credential! You will have more confidence and self-esteem! You will meet lifelong friends, supporters and mentors! You will have success towards a new life path way!


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