High School Flex—High School Your Way! (GED or NEDP)


TJACE Fall classes begin on September 14 with over 25 FREE morning and evening options in ESL, High School Flex (GED or NEDP), basic computer, and employability skills. Most classes are virtual (Zoom) and self-study distance learning.  ESL1 is face to face and self-study distance learning.    

Registration begins on August 17.  New students must schedule an assessment.  Contact Judy Robinson or call 434-961-5461 for more information.  

4Work LogoWe are excited to announce a new career pathways class designed to help adult learners gain skills and experience sought by employers.  The free 4Work class is for adults who are seeking employment and need to develop the following 4 skills required for work: customer service, work communications, core academic skills (reading, writing, math), and basic computer skills.  Students can also earn the industry-recognized Retail Fundamentals certification from the National Retail Federation. English language learners and those seeking a GED are encouraged to enroll. For more information and enrollment requirements for 4Work, contact Rebecca "Becky" Payton, Adult Career Coach, at rpayton@pvcc.edu


How Can I Get My High School Diploma If I Didn't Graduate From High School?

In Virginia, an adult who did not complete high school can earn a diploma in two ways: passing the GED® test or by completing the National External Diploma Program (NEDP).

A GraduateNational External Diploma Program (NEDP) Online Classes

What Is The NEDP?

The NEDP is an online, self-paced program that allows you to use the skills you’ve gained from life and work experience to demonstrate your reading, writing, and math skills at the high school level. This online program for adults offers the flexibility to earn a diploma even if you’re employed full-time or in job training. You must be self-motivated and learn independently, as there is no instructional component. Student work is reviewed through one-to-one appointments with trained assessment staff. There is a minimum score needed to qualify for this program. 

How Much Does It Cost?

The cost is $500 to participate. Partial scholarships are available.

How Long Will It Take To Get A Diploma?

The time needed for students to prepare for the external diploma program will vary according to skill level, motivation, and commitment. On average, it takes six to 12 months to complete the NEDP Program.

How Do I Register?

Contact Debie Tuler at 434.961.5467 or by emailing dtuler@pvcc.edu.

Preparing For The GED®

What Is The GED® Test?

Test for Free PromoThe GED® test measures a student’s educational level on a variety of core subjects in a computer-based assessment. By passing the GED® test, students are demonstrating that they have the same academic knowledge as a typical high school graduate.

Adult EducationWhat Is The GED® Test Like?

The computer-based GED® test has four subject areas: mathematics, reasoning through language arts, science, and social studies. Each subject tests your skills and knowledge in these four areas. Questions are a combination of multiple-choice, “drag and drop,” fill in the blank, short answer, and extended response. 

A minimum score of 145 must be earned on each section to earn a GED® Certificate. The cost is $30 per section or all four parts of the test for $120. Each section is scheduled separately at an official state testing center and paid for on the www.ged.com website. TJACE@PVCC students can earn free GED® test vouchers after meeting attendance requirements and passing the GED® Ready tests.

What Types Of GED® Classes Are Offered At TJACE@PVCC?

TJACE@PVCC offers GED®/Core Skills Training classes online through your computer. These classes help students focus on improving skills in reading, writing, and math as they prepare for success on the GED® test. Instruction includes the GED® subject areas—math, science, social studies, and language arts, as well as computer and job skills. Check the catalog for current classes.


Fast Facts About The GED®:

  • Over 20 million people have passed the GED® test and earned their high school diploma. You can too!
  • The unemployment rate is lower for those with a high school diploma.
  • Having a high school diploma helps you earn more money. On average, people with a high school diploma earn $9,000 more per year.
  • The GED® credential is accepted by over 97% of colleges and employers.
  • Sixty percent of recent GED® graduates are enrolled in college.
  • Virginia has an 80% pass rate on the GED®. 

Whether your next step is a college or a job application, the GED® test will help you get there.


Virtual GED® Classes

TJACE Fall 2020 Class Schedule
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High School Flex gives you options to complete high school your way. You can choose the subjects you need: math, social studies, science, and reasoning through language arts.  Classes included scheduled zoom sessions and self-study components.  Students must have a computer or laptop, reliable internet access, and the ability to log in several times a week to complete the course work and attend class. Choose a morning or evening, virtual class. (See our Catalog)

Zoom classes are held in multiple locations in order to make them accessible to adults across the region. Face-to-Face classes may be available in Fluvanna and Louisa Counties. Check our current catalog for classes near you. If you have questions about where a specific class is held, please contact TJACE@PVCC by calling 434.961.5461 or emailing tjace@pvcc.edu.

Online Classes through GED® to Go!

What Is GED® To Go?

If you need help earning your GED®, and can’t attend scheduled Zoom classes, then the new GED® Online Program is for you.

GED® to go! is a flexible online learning option that fits your busy schedule, providing online access to GED® classes that will prepare you to successfully take—and pass—the GED® test.

What Do I Need To Do To Take Part In GED® Classes?

You will need to have or have access to, a computer with Internet access, basic computer skills, and need to be able to devote a minimum of six hours per week to the program.

How Much Does It Cost?

GED classes are free for the Fall Session.

GED to Go! Canvas

Add GED to go! Canvas is an accelerated program for advanced students who need a quick review before taking the GED tests.  

How Do I Register?

Call at 434.961.5461 to get started with your GED® to Go! class.


Ready to take the GED® Test?

Once you’ve completed your GED® and Core Skills Preparation Classes at TJACE@PVCC, you’re ready to take the GED® Test.

How Do I Sign Up?

Go to www.ged.com to sign up for MyGED®. Click on the “Schedule Test.” Once you complete scheduling questions, you will be directed to choose your language (Spanish or English), test subject, and the day and time you choose to test. You can schedule one test at a time to make sure you are prepared every time. If you do not have Internet access, call 1.877.392.6433 to schedule your test. 

How Much Does The GED® Test Cost?

There are four GED® test subjects: math, science, social studies, and reasoning through language arts. Each test subject costs $30. You must pass each test with a score of 145 or above to earn the GED® certificate. TJACE@PVCC students can earn free GED® test vouchers after meeting attendance requirements and passing the GED® Ready tests. 

Where Can I Take The Test?

There are several locations throughout Central Virginia where you can take the GED® test. 

Local Pearson-VUE GED® Testing Centers:

PVCC operates a testing center at the main campus. Nearby centers include PVCC Main Campus, as well as locations in Louisa, Fishersville, and Amherst. You must register online to take a test.

I Have A Disability. Are There Test Accommodations To Support Me?

Yes, the purpose of GED® test accommodations is to provide candidates who have a disability full access to the GED® test. However, accommodations are not a guarantee of improved performance or test completion. GED® Testing Service provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations to individuals with documented disabilities who demonstrate a need for accommodations. 

Students working at a computer togetherGED® test accommodations may include things such as a separate testing room, extra testing time, and breaks. For information, go to www.ged.com. Questions about the GED® Test? To register, contact tjace@pvcc.edu or call 434-961-5461.


ALC Computer Labs Have Gone Virtual!

Improve your basic computer skills. Learn to use the internet, create an email, write a resume, search for jobs, practice typing, study online, complete homework assignments, use GED® Academy or take a GED® Ready test.  Zoom classes are held on Wednesday (Day) from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM and Tuesday (Evening) from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

To register, contact tjace@pvcc.edu or call 434-961-5461.

“I came into the classroom not knowing a thing about polynomials or quadratic equations, but I was determined to further my education and get a better job. I am here before you as a GED® Graduate.” — Briana Crispin, 2016


Locations

Charlottesville

Thomas Jefferson Adult & Career Education @ PVCC

935-A Second St., SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902 (map)

PVCC JEFFERSON SCHOOL CENTER

233 Fourth Street NW Charlottesville, VA 22903 (Across from the Staples office supply store downtown)(map)

Albemarle

VA Career Works Charlottesville Center

944 Glenwood Station Lane, Suite 103 Charlottesville, VA, 22901(map)

PVCC Main Building

501 College Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (map)

Fluvanna

Fluvanna Adult Education Center

14455 James Madison Highway, Palmyra,  VA (map)

Louisa

Louisa County Public Schools (LCPS) Adult & Career Education Center

815 Davis Highway, Mineral, VA (map


Publications

  • Catalog of Classes
  • Multi-Cultural Brief
  • Voices of Adult Learners

Student Resources

GED Students: