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.
Dinwiddie and Chesterfield Technical Center are open for GED testing. Schedule a test session at GED.com. The GED test center in Petersburg is closed at this time.
The regional office is open by appointment only. Please call (804) 733-2670 to make an appointment or contact staff members through email. Please refer to the Contact Us page.
Emporia/Greensville Residents - Public transportation is now available in Emporia for $1 per ride from Greensville Emporia Transit.
Visit GED.com to register for the GED test or to take a GED Ready practice test.
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