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FAQ for Adult Education

Who does Adult Education serve?

The Adult Education program serves adults, age 18 and older, who wish to improve their basic academic skills such as reading, writing, and math, to prepare for the GED test, for entrance to Eastern Shore Community College or other institutions or higher education training, and/or to improve their English.

What classes are offered?

The following classes are offered:

  • Adult Basic Education
  • GED Preparation
  • English Language Learning
  • Family Literacy

What is the cost?

Classes cost $25 per class. Books and calculators are included.  You must pay fees in person before the first class meeting. Exact cash, check or money orders are accepted.

The Departments of Social Services, the Department of Rehabilitative Services, Telamon, some private employers and the Virginia Employment Commission may be able to pay fees if you receive services from them.

Scholarships based upon need are also available. For further information, contact Amy Shockley at 757-789-1793.

Where are the classes held?

Classes are held at the Adult Learning Center on campus at ESCC and numerous sites in the counties of Accomack and Northampton. You choose the most convenient location.

Where do I register?

You will register at ESCC on campus or at the class site you are planning to attend. All new students need to be assessed when they begin class. The instructor will welcome you to class and will get you started.

Where can I get a class schedule?

Click to view or download our Fall 2013 ABE class schedule. You can also phone 757-789-1761 for current information. If you prefer, come to the ESCC campus and visit Peggy Tilghman or Chevelle Mason in the White Building.