Adult Education Programs



Pittsylvania County Schools:
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P.O. Box 232 • 39 Bank Street, SE 
Chatham, Virginia 24531  
Telephone:  (434) 432-2761 • 1-888-440-6520 • Fax: (434) 432-9560

Students urged to finish GED.  Changes due in 2014

Race to GED

Adult Learning Center Locations | Race to GED | VA Dept. of Education

Pittsylvania County Schools’ Adult Basic Education Program is designed to assist the County residents who are eighteen years of age and no longer enrolled in school and have not received a high school diploma; or need to brush up on academic or work readiness skills. According to the 2000 Census, 33% of the county population (25 years and over) do not have a high school diploma.

Most classes are held from September through May and meet twice a week.  Adults may enroll at any time during the year by going to a class site on a scheduled meeting time and enroll.  Pre-registration is not necessary.  Participants work at their individual pace to acquire the skills needed to meet their individual goals which often include General Educational Development GED®  test.

 For more information contact:
Michelle Scarce      (434) 432-9416

Participants will begin studies at their level.  Basic reading and math skills are taught, along with GED level and Workplace Essential Skills. After studying in ABE/GED®  Program, participants may take a free Official GED® Practice test to determine readiness for the actual GED®  Test.



Mrs. Neter Gunn
Teacher/ Adult Learning Center PM
Mrs. Kathy Hodges
Teacher/Gretna High School
Mrs. Delphine Ley
Teacher/Adult Learning Center
Mr. Harold Williams
Teacher/Tunstall Middle School
Ms. Laurie Merricks
Teacher/PC Jail
Mrs. Robyn Tucker
Teacher/Mt.Airy Elementary 
Mrs. Sonia Williams
Teacher/Dan River Middle
Ms. Patricia Thompson
Administrative Assistant
Michelle Scarce
Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Angela Rigney
Director/Career & Technical Ed.
Mrs. Deborah Adams
Aide/Tunstall Middle
Mrs. Tina Birdsall
Aide/Mt. Airy Elementary
Ms. Josephine White
Aide/Adult Learning Center PM

ABE Staff:  See attendance and payroll forms available for download.

Race to GED site

The Race to GED is a workforce initiative of the Office of Adult Education, Virginia Department of Education. The goal of the Race to GED is to meet or exceed 20,000 Virginians passing the General Educational Development (GED) Tests annually. GED graduates are a vital component of a globally competitive workforce that strengthens existing business and supports economic growth and development in Virginia.

Race to GED is an innovative approach to adult education based on two instructional programs: GED Fast Track and GED Prep. These two programs assess what a person already knows and prescribe instruction to prepare adults for success on GED Tests. The time it takes to earn a GED is dramatically shortened, from one year required in traditional adult education, to three months or less with GED Fast Track and only 180 days with GED Prep.

The initiative targets working age adults, 18 to 64 years of age, who are employed or employable and can demonstrate academic readiness to prepare for and pass the English version of the GED Tests. GED graduates are competent in the workplace, qualified for advancement to higher-level skills, and capable of achieving in post secondary education or technical-skills certification. (More)

*Source:  Virginia Department of Education


General Education Development Program Information

Virginia Department of Education web site



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Last update: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 01:27 PM