Governor Northam announced that schools are closed for the remainder of the school year.   

Southside Programs for Adult Continuing Education has cancelled all classes.  Instructors have been asked to contact their students to assist them continue their learning through online options.   

Social distancing is a way we can all help limit the spread of the Coronavirus so teachers and staff should not meet with students during the closure. 

GED test sessions have also been cancelled since they are held at schools that are closed.  Students that had already registered for a GED test session should receive an email from GED Testing Service or Pearson Vue about rescheduling their test.   

Updates will be provided as we receive more information.   

Stay safe and healthy! 

The regional office is closed during this time, but you may contact staff members through email.  Please refer to the Contact Us page.

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.

2020 Class Schedules Now Available! 

Click here for the 2020 Schedule.

Click here for the 2020 ESL Schedule.

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

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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