High School Completion Programs

Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes are for individuals 18 years of age and older and whose basic reading, math, and/or writing skills are below the ninth-grade level of achievement.

 

GED® Preparation

GED® preparation classes are for individuals 18 years of age and older with reading, math, and/or writing skills at the ninth grade level or above.

In addition to classroom instruction, GED® Distance Education is offered. Students study from a computer with Internet access while a teacher provides individualized instruction.

GED® Distance Education Information Sessions

The information session will take approximately 3 hours and will be held at the Adult Learning Center, Bldg#4, 14800 Joplin Road, Manassas, VA 20112. The fee is $50 for 30 days. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the time listed below: 

Saturdays at 9 a.m. – TBD

Tuesdays at 6 p.m. – TBD

GED® Test

The GED® Test is offered year-round at the Adult Learning Center. Visit myged.com for more information and to register for testing.  

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions the testing center is closed until further notice.

 

GED® Ready Test (practice test)

The GED® Ready Test determines readiness to take the official GED® Test.

Free GED® Ready Test will be offered at the Adult Learning Center, bldg #4, 14800 Joplin Road, Manassas, VA 20112, on the dates listed below. Participants whose score indicates readiness to pass a specific GED® Test subject may qualify for a free test voucher in that subject area.     

Space is limited. Registration is required, and individuals may register by calling 703-791-7357 to sign-up. 

Test Dates

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the test time

Saturdays at 10 a.m. –  TBD

Mondays at 6 p.m. –  TBD

National External Diploma Program

Need a high school diploma to advance in your career? If you have acquired academic skills through life and work experiences and can demonstrate what you have learned, the National External Diploma Program (NEDP) may be for you. PWCS Adult Education offers this competency-based high school completion program for individuals 18 years of age and older.

National External Diploma Program Information for 2019–20

Participants may enroll in the National External Diploma Program (NEDP) which is an untimed competency-based high school completion program. Successful completion of the NEDP earns the participant a high school diploma.

Registration

Attend one of the information sessions which are held at the Adult Learning Center, Bldg. #4, 14800 Joplin Road, Manassas, VA 20112 (Independent Hill). No one will be admitted after the scheduled start time. Allow 2 hours for the session and assessment. The sessions will be held on the following dates and times:

10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
TBD

Sessions are also available at all class registrations.

Cost

Non-refundable tuition fees are payable by cash, cashier’s check, money order, or debit/credit card (VISA or MasterCard). Program offerings are contingent on funding and sufficient enrollment. (Non-residents of Prince William County, City of Manassas, and City of Manassas Park will be required to pay additional tuition fees.)

Diagnostic (First Phase) $200.00
Assessment (Second Phase)* $600.00
TOTAL $800.00

*The second phase may be made by one $300 payment and three consecutive $100.00 monthly payments.

Completion

Completion time varies with each individual, averaging from six months to a year. The NEDP awards a standard high school diploma that is issued by the local school board through the Office of Adult Education. This diploma is accepted by colleges but some colleges may require that adults meet other admissions standards.

The National External Diploma Program is administered through the Virginia State Department of Education and CASAS.

 
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Tuition is due at the time of registration. Fees are payable by cash, cashier's check, credit card or money order. NO PERSONAL CHECKS. All fees are non-refundable. Course offerings are contingent on funding and sufficient enrollment. Children are not permitted in class.   

Allow 2 hours for class registration.