Education is the Gift of a Lifetime
Southside Programs for Adult Continuing Education provides adult education classes to adults 18 years of age and older in each of the localities listed. We provide comprehensive assessments of reading, math and language skills, basic skills instruction, high school equivalency instruction (GED
), English language acquisition for English language learners (ESL), workforce preparation activities, integrated education and training, and customized workplace classes. Classes are FREE of charge and students may enroll at any time.
We serve the Counties of Dinwiddie, Greensville, Prince George, Surry and Sussex and the Cities of Colonial Heights, Emporia, Hopewell and Petersburg.
Click here for the 2018 ESL Classes (English Language Acquisition).
Emporia/Greensville Residents - Public transportation is now available in Emporia for $1 per ride from Greensville Emporia Transit.
FREE Training Opportunity: Are you interested in a career in construction trades? If so, contact Petersburg High School at (804) 862-7022 for more information about the NCCER certification class. This class is for adults age 18 and older.
Visit GED.com to register for the GED test or to take a GED Ready practice test.
The Regional GED Graduation was held June 21, 2017 at Gillfield Baptist Church in Petersburg. Thank you to everyone that came out to support our graduates! A special thanks to Rev. Powell, Mrs. Lyons, Mrs. Walton, Ms. Stith, Ms. L. Jones and the Tri-City Men's Outreach Ministry for making it a special evening for our graduates. We are very proud of the accomplishments that our graduates have made!
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