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:

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:

  • Year: $60 (cash or check)
  • Fall Only: $35 (cash or check)
  • Spring Only: $35 (cash or check)

For more information call 804-723-3471.

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 27 - GED at TGS from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • September 4 - GED at TGS from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • September 5 - ELL at TGS from - 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • September 9 - ELL at Henry Clay Elementary School from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • September 11 - ELL at Henry Clay Elementary School from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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 5:30–8:00 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 Stonewall Jackson Middle School
    8021 Lee-Davis Road Mechanicsville, VA 23111
    Tuesday/Thursday from 6:00–8:30 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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