Adult & Continuing Education

Adult & Continuing Education


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Adult & Continuing Education Programs

Adult Basic Education Classes (ABE)

Courses are offered to adults 19 years and older who do not complete his/her education in the traditional time and manner. Instruction stresses remediation in reading comprehension, vocabulary enrichment, spelling, writing, grammar and mathematics. Emphasis is also placed on the basic skills of everyday life situations. Upon completion of the Adult Basic Education Program, students may enter the GED® preparatory program. The major goal of the Adult Basic Education Program is to produce better citizens, parents and workers. .

Internet and academic software are only a few vehicles used to give leverage, empower, and elevate today's ABE.  

Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP)

ISAEP is an intensive, individualized, counseling, assessment and planned academic & vocational skills program for youth 16 + years old. Referral from High school and other pre-requisites must be met. For more information call (804) 780-8311.  

Family Literacy Programs For Adults

Adult & Continuing Education (804) 780-8311.


Computer Technology class is offered at Adult & Continuing Education. For more information call (804) 780-8311. Career Technical Education courses offered at the Richmond Technical Center, for more information (804)780-6272  

Fast Track GED ®

 Fast Track GED ® Program is designed for individuals 18-64 years of age who are employed or able to be employed and who demonstrated academic readiness to prepare for and pass the English Version of the GED® Test. The classes and the instructional program are structured to achieve fast results for those learners who participate.  . 

GED Preparation ®

GED ® Preparation includes courses that focus on reading, extended response (writing) grammar, computer, math and calculator skills to enable the learner to work on the four subjects GED® Test. Please call (804)780-8311 for information 

(Includes: Registration Fee $15, Textbook Fee $25 each and Calculator Fee $15)

GED Program Sign Up information

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)& English Literacy Civics (ELC)

Designed for speakers of other languages who wish to learn to speak, read and write English in an American cultural context. Classes are available for beginner, intermediate and advance levels. The ESL Civics classes for immigrants; they will help English Language Learners achieve greater competency as family members, citizens and workers. These are for adult immigrants who have some English Language skills and are interested in learning how to access information and services that will help in daily living experiences (Includes: Registration Fee $15, Textbook Fee $30

Title IX

In accordance with federal laws, the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the policies of the School Board of the City of Richmond, the Richmond Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, religion, disabilities or national origin in the provision of employment and services. The School Board also supports equal opportunities and treatment of all individuals regardless of sexual orientation. The Richmond Public Schools operates equal opportunity and affirmative action programs for students and staff. The Richmond Public Schools is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The Title IX Officer is Ms. Angela C. Lewis, Clerk of the School Board, 301 N. 9th St., Richmond, VA 23219-1927, (804) 780-7716. The Section 504 Coordinator is Ms. Michelle Boyd, Director of Exceptional Education and Student Services, 301 N. 9th St., Richmond, VA, 23219-1927, (804) 780-7911. The ADA Coordinator is Ms. Valarie Abbott Jones, 2015 Seddon Way, Richmond, VA 23230-4117, (804) 780-6211. The United States Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights may also be contacted at 550 12th Street SW, PCP-6093 Washington, DC 20202, (202) 245-6700.