Adult Basic Education

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We are here to help everything go smoothly when you need a helping hand. We want to ensure everyone gets the best education no matter their age or situation. Here are some areas we can help with the following:

Certified Logistics Associate (CLA)

This course will help qualified adult learners prepare for and earn the Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) certification, forklift operator certification, and OSHA 10 certification. Students will also learn digital and financial literacy skills. Students that desire GED® certification may work towards that goal with classroom instruction and free testing opportunities. 

Before beginning classes, students must:

  • Register on designated registration dates and provide a government-issued photo ID
  • Take a placement test (TABE) to determine the appropriate class level
    *minimum scores required to participate

GED® Preparation

We provide instruction in the following content areas:

  • Reasoning through language arts
  • Mathematical reasoning
  • Science
  • Social studies

Classes also include:

  • Test-taking strategies
  • Practicing evaluation-based writing
  • Official GED® practice testing
  • Classes are designed to assist adults with basic computer literacy skills needed to pass the GED®.
  • Classes are for adults 18 and over who are no longer enrolled in public education.
  • Career counseling services are also provided to students.

Before beginning classes, students must:

  • Register on designated registration dates and provide a government-issued photo ID
  • Take a placement test (TABE) to determine the appropriate class level
  • Attend orientation

Cost - $60.00 Tuition must be paid prior to the beginning of the class.

For more information call, (804) 723-3471

Workplace Readiness Skills Credential

Earn the Workplace Readiness Skills Credential, and show employers you have the skills needed for success.

*Free practice tests available for enrolled students

  • Effective speaking and listening
  • Conflict resolution
  • Effective teamwork and creativity
  • Information technology
  • Critical thinking and problem solving

English Literacy/Civics and English Language Learners (ELL)

  • ELL classes feature English literacy/civics education with an emphasis on speaking, reading, writing, and understanding American culture.
  • English literacy/civics education provides instruction that will help adults learn about civic participation, the history of the United States, and how to prepare for citizenship through naturalization.
  • A 70+ hour commitment is required.
  • Classes meet twice weekly.
  • Students must bring to class paper or notebook, and pens or pencils.
  • We provide career counseling services to students.

Before beginning classes, students must:

  • Register on designated registration dates and provide a government-issued photo ID
  • Take a placement test (CASAS) to determine the appropriate class level
  • Attend orientation

COST - $60 (includes textbooks). Tuition must be paid prior to beginning class.

Registration, Evaluation, and Orientation

Students must complete a registration form and attend an evaluation to determine class level before entering classes. Students must present a government-issued photo ID at the time of registration. Adult Basic Education students and GED® students must take the TABE assessment. ELL students must take the CASAS. Please allow up to two hours for a brief orientation and the pre-assessment. For more information call, (804) 723-3471.

GED Registration

  • August 28 at 6:00 p.m.
  • August 29 at 6:00 p.m.
  • August 30 at 6:00 p.m.
  • August 31 at 9:00 a.m.
  • September 5 at 6:00 p.m., English Class Registration
  • September 6 at 6:00 p.m., Certified Logistics Associate Registration

Dates and Locations for All Students

  • ABE/GED® Day at The Georgetown School
    Tuesday/Thursday from 8:30-11:00 a.m.
  • ABE/GED® Night at The Georgetown School
    Monday/Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • English Day at The Georgetown School
    Monday/Wednesday from 8:30-11:00 a.m.
  • English Night at Henry Clay Elementary School
    310 South James Street Ashland, VA 23005
    Monday/Wednesday from 6:00-8:30 p.m.
  • English Night at Mechanicsville Library
    7461 Sherwood Crossing Place Mechanicsville, VA 23111
    Tuesday/Thursday from 6:00-8:30 p.m.
  • Logistics (10 week session)
    First session: September 17-November 27 at The Georgetown School
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00-3:00 p.m.

Enrollment Information

When a student has completed the registration form and we have received the tuition payment, the student is immediately enrolled and should be in attendance the first class session. We accept enrollment on a “first-come, first-served” basis until the maximum number of persons is accommodated. We will not notify registrants unless the requested course has been filled or canceled. Courses are open to adults 18 years of age or older who are no longer enrolled in a secondary school program.

Refunds

Refunds are automatic when courses are filled or canceled; otherwise, there are no refunds.

Class Cancellations/School Closings

We may extend class sessions due to weather cancellations or other unforeseen circumstances. Classes will not meet when schools are closed for holidays or other emergencies. If schools close early, announcements will be made on TV99 for Comcast customers and through local TV/radio stations.

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