how to start

Where do I take classes? Classes are taught in convenient locations, with day and evening schedules throughout the Central Virginia Region.

When do I find the time?

Classes are available during the day and in the evenings to accommodate the busy schedules of the adult learners. Distance learning is also available for qualified individuals. For more information, contact your local or regional adult education center.

How do I get started?

Contact your local adult learning center coordinator to find a class that is most convenient for you to visit.

What happens next

After contacting your local adult learning center, you will receive and appointment to meet the site instructor. While meeting your instructor the first time, you will receive an orientation of the program, fill out paperwork to register, and take a TABE assessment test (Test of Adult Basic Education) to determine where you are individually as well as your strengths and weaknesses in math and reading.

Your instructor will share the results of the TABE test and help you develop goals in the Student Learning Plan section of your Adult Student Profile Document. Goals can be personal ones, from increasing basic reading, writing and math skills, to being able to help your child or children with homework, to communicate better in English, to earn a high school equivalency credential (i.e., General Educational Development (GED) credential), to pass the Virginia Placement test, to enter post-secondary education/training, or to enter/retain employment.