GED Classes

Adult Education Classes in the City of Suffolk and Isle Of Wight County

GED® (General Educational Development) classes help students prepare for the GED® test. Students take practice tests and receive instruction in writing, mathematics, science, and social studies.

ABE (Adult Basic Skills/Pre-GED®) classes help students to reconnect to basic skills. Instruction is provided in reading, language arts writing, and mathematics.

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes teach English as a second or other language. Speaking, Writing, Reading, and Listening are the focus of instruction. Students learn life skills that assist them with everyday living.

High School Diploma Program

Adults can receive high school credit for English 12 and Virginia/US Government classes listed below. Please contact the Adult Education office for more information.

The Writing and Math Lab

Did you miss the registration deadline? Don’t worry, the writing and math lab can help you improve your skills between class sessions. Call the adult education office and schedule a placement evaluation and you can start the lab TODAY!

Satellite Locations

  • Workforce Center • 157 N. Main Street, Second Floor • Suffolk, VA 23434
  • Faith Temple Church • 476 Wellons St. • Suffolk, VA 23434
  • Smithfield Packing Company, Inc. • 1911 S. Church Street • Smithfield, VA 23430
  • IOW Dept of Social Services • 17100 Monument Circle • Isle of Wight, VA 23397


The GED® Practice Test

Afraid to take the 2014 GED® test? Let us help by giving you the new Official GED® Practice Test. The test is now offered as a computer-based test only and will give you firsthand experience answering questions written and developed by the official GED® test’s creators. The 2014 test assesses test-takers in 4 areas: Mathematics Reasoning, Science, Social Studies and Reasoning through Language Arts. For only $3.00 per subject area, you will be able to identify areas of strength and weakness and immediately begin working on improvements. You will know how much preparation you will need to successfully pass “THE TEST”.

The official practice test is offered every Wednesday from 4:00 – 8:30 p.m. at The College & Career Academy at Pruden. Please call 757-923-5254 to schedule a test

If you pass the practice test you get to take the actual test FREE!

Otherwise, your fees will be as follows:
VA GED® Test Fee: $120
Per test fee: $30.00 (retests & partials)
Fee waivers are offered for a limited time only!

“How do I enroll in classes that will help me prepare for my GED® test?”

  1. Call the GED® office and schedule a placement evaluation.
  2. Arrive at 5:00 p.m. for a scheduled session with the counselor.
  3. Prepare to stay at least 3 hours for testing and results to be given by the counselor.
  4. Attend classes at a location convenient for you.

2018 GED® Placement Evaluations

Placement evaluations are required for entrance into ESOL, Adult Basic Skills, Pre-GED® and GED® classes. Call 757-923-5254 to schedule an appointment for one of the dates below. The evaluations are FREE and start promptly at 5:00 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. All prospective students must be at least 18 years old and should bring ID for admittance into the session.

  • January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • February 6, 13, 20, 27
  • March 6, 13, 20
  • April 10, 17, 24
  • May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • June 5, 12, 19, 26
  • July 10, 17, 24, 31
  • August 7, 14, 21, 28

2018 GED® Test Schedule

Register online at for the Official GED test dates listed below. Candidates will need to schedule a minimum of two dates to complete the required battery of tests. The testing center will open at 3:30 p.m. on Fridays and 8:30 a.m. on Saturdays. The cost for candidates taking the complete battery of tests (4 modules) is $120, and the cost for candidates taking single modules is $30. Call the Adult Education office at The College & Career Academy at Pruden for additional information at 757-923-5254.

  • January 12, 13, 26, 27
  • February 9, 10, 23, 24
  • March 9, 10, 23, 24
  • April 13, 14, 27, 28
  • May 4, 5, 18, 19
  • June 8, 9, 22, 23
  • July 13, 14, 27, 28
  • August 10, 11, 24, 25
  • September 7, 8, 21, 22
  • October 12, 13, 26, 27
  • November 9, 10, 16, 17
  • December 7, 8, 14, 15


The College & Career Academy at Pruden For Industry and Technology is a partner with the Hampton Roads Workforce Development system. The Center for Lifelong Learning is an adult education program sponsored by Suffolk Public Schools and The College & Career Academy at Pruden for Industry and Technology.

For more information: Call (757) 923-5254 or 1-800-831-8639 from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday – Thursday