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.

Virtual adult education classes and in-person classes are available.

To register for a class, call (804) 733-2670 or email or

A virtual Pharmacy Technician class will begin January 19, 2021.  For more information visit online here. 

Dinwiddie and Chesterfield Technical Center are open for GED testing.  Schedule a test session at  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.

Try a FREE GED Practice Test.

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