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 Fall College and Career Readiness Classes.

Click here for the 2018 Fall ESL Classes (English Language Acquisition).

The Regional GED Graduation was held on June 27, 2018 at Gillfield Baptist Church in Petersburg.  We thank everyone who participated to make this a wonderful celebration for our GED Graduates and their families.  We thank our students who worked hard this year to achieve their credentials and for sharing what it means to them.  We give special thanks to Gillfield Baptist Church for hosting the event and to the Liberty Chapel Men's Ministry for providing the reception.


Emporia/Greensville Residents - Public transportation is now available in Emporia for $1 per ride from Greensville Emporia Transit.


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Visit to register for the GED test or to take a GED Ready practice test.

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6610 Commons Drive, Suite 101
Prince George, VA 23875
Phone: 804-733-2670
Fax: 804-733-2673
Toll-Free: 1-800-321-6081