Adult Education

Adult Education and GED Testing

    The Northern Neck GED Testing Center is located at Rappahannock Community College in Warsaw and candidates can register there. For additional information, call the Adult Education Program Coordinator - Tonya Varner at 804-333-6832 or you can email the GED Chief Examiner Richard Glancy.
    The Middle Peninsula Race Program based in King William County, offers testing once a month on a first-come-first-serve basis or until capacity is reached. The testing site is Acquinton Elementary School. For additional information, contact the Program Director Danielle Robinson at 804-769-1151.

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    Adult education for Essex County is coordinated by this program. It is offered at the Essex Extension Office across from the Essex County School Board office on Monday and Wednesday mornings during the school year. The hours are from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Examples of offerings in this program as well as others include the following:

GED and Fast Track GED Classes consist of accelerated instruction designed to prepare adults whose goal is to acquire a GED Certificate. Instruction focuses on the five subjects measured by the GED test: Language Arts - Writing, Reading, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics. Qualified adult learners have several options to prepare for the GED: Classroom-Based Instruction, Online Instruction, and Small Group Fast Track Classes. Single subject classes are also available to prepare adult learners for retesting in specific subjects.
 ABE Adult Basic Education (ABE) Classes consist of instruction that provides basic skills for adults who are performing below the ninth grade level in Reading, Writing, Mathematics, and other basic skills.
 ESOL English as a Second Language (ESOL) Classes consist of instruction designed to increase the English proficiency of Limited English-Speaking (LEP) adults in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Many programs also include civics related instructional activities such as health, family, and financial literacy.

    Beginning in January 2014 the test will be redesigned. Any passing scores from previous tests cannot be averaged in with the new test. Candidates should plan to complete their current testing by December 2013 or they will need to start over with the complete battery. 

Contact information for other areas of the state may be accessed through the
Virginia Department of Education.

Carolina County - Germanna Community College
Mr. Dwight Frazier
Phone: (540) 834-1036

Henrico County - Highland Springs
Ms. Lori Peak
Phone: (804) 328-4095

Richmond City - West Leigh Street
Ms. Estelle Jones
Phone: (804) 780-8311