Adult Basic Education (ABE)/GED® Program

Classes provide instruction in Adult Basic Education, pre-GED and GED® skills including the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, and life skills.

Classes are for adults over the age of 18 who are not enrolled in regular school.

GETTING STARTED……

Before beginning classes, students must:

  • Register at the location they plan to attend. Must provide a government-issued photo ID.
  • Take a TABE placement test (Test of Adult Basic Education).
  • Attend class orientation.

Registration and placement testing must occur for new and continuing students prior to class starting dates.

Tuition for first-time and returning students is $25.00 per session*. The GED® calculator is $20. Textbooks cost $18 or $24 depending on the level (Pre-GED® or GED®). Each textbook contains one GED® subject.

Tuition must be paid before beginning class. No refunds available.

If an agency or business will paying the tuition fees, the student must bring documentation on the agency or business letterhead giving the Adult Education Center permission to bill them. Otherwise, the student will be responsible for paying his/her tuition.

2014 -2015 Class Sessions

September 8, 2014 – November 20, 2014

December 1, 2014 – February 26, 2015

March 2, 2015 – May 21, 2015

*Dates are subject to change.

Class Locations

Mt. Vernon Adult Education Center- West

7850 Carousel Lane, Phone 527-4660

Classes: Monday & Wednesday 6:00 p.m – 8:30 p.m. and Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Placement testing:

Tuesday and Thursday 8:45 a.m.

Monday and Wednesday 5:45 p.m.

Adult Education Center- East

201 E. Nine Mile Rd., Phone (804) 328-4095

Classes: Monday & Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Placement Testing (BEGINS AUGUST 11, 2014 FOR FALL 2014 ENROLLMENT)

Monday and Wednesday 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 p.m.

OVERVIEW OF CLASSES

Adult Basic Education (ABE)/Pre-GED classes

  • Prepare for GED® level classes in the following subject areas:
    1. reading comprehension for social studies, science and literature
    2. writing skills
    3. math
  • Group and computer assisted instruction.
  • Day and evening classes meet twice weekly.
  • Available at the Adult Education Centers in the eastern and western portions of Henrico County.
  • Fee: Tuition for first time and returning students is $25.00 per session*. The GED® calculator is $20. Pre-GED textbooks cost $24.00 each. 

         Tuition must be paid prior to starting class. No refunds available.

  • If a business or agency will be paying the tuition fees, the student must bring documentation on the business or agency letterhead giving the Adult Education Center permission to bill them; otherwise, the student will be responsible for paying his/her tuition fees.

GED® Preparation Classes

  • Structured, short term sessions to prepare adults for the GED® test.
  • A review of math, writing skills, and reading techniques to develop critical thinking skills for science, social studies and literature.
  • Available at the Adult Education Centers in the eastern and western portions of Henrico County.
  • Classes meet twice weekly.
  • Tuition for first time and returning students is $25.00 per session*. The GED® calculator is $20.GED® level textbooks cost $18.00 each. Each book contains one GED® subject. 
  • Tuition must be paid prior to starting class. No refunds available.
  • If a business or agency will be paying the tuition fees, the student must bring documentation on the business or agency letterhead giving the Adult Education Center permission to bill them; otherwise, the student will be responsible for paying his/her tuition fees.

GED® Practice Assessments

  • Results are used to indicate GED® test readiness.
  • Recommendations are made for classes or further evaluations.

NOTE: Due to the changes in the GED® test that took effect in January 2014, fees may apply for the computer-based GED Readypractice assessment.