High School Completion Programs

Basic Skills Improvement

Basic Skills Improvement 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.

The virtual GED preparation class schedule can be under the "Class Schedule" Topic on this webpage.

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 GED Distance Education program is for students who desire the convenience of studying from a computer with internet access while an instructor provides individualized instruction. The flexibility of this program allows students to begin at any time, on their own time. Computer Access/Wi-Fi is needed to complete this program.

Participants must be 18 years of age or older. Interested students must take a placement test to ensure proper program entrance level. Students need to attend a Zoom Information Session on one of the dates and times listed below. This session will take approximately one hour. Send an email to [email protected] to let them know which information session date you would like to attend. A Zoom link will be sent to you shortly before the session begins.

2021-22 Zoom Session dates

Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

  • To be announced

Saturdays at 10 a.m.

  • To be announced

The fee is $30 for 30 days. Non-refundable tuition fees are payable by cashier’s check, money order, or debit/credit card (VISA or MasterCard). Continuous Study at $30 for 30 days is available to enrolled students

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.

GED Ready Test (practice test)

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

Virtual Dates
  • To be announced
In-Person Dates
  • To be announced

Location: Adult Learning Center, 14800 Joplin Rd., Manassas, VA 20112

Registration is limited to eight people for each in-person session.

Registration

To participate you must register for one of the dates listed above. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, walk-ins will not be accepted.

To register for a time slot, call 703-791-7357, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., or send an email to [email protected] (be sure to include your name, phone number, and email address).

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 2021–22

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

Prospective students must take a qualification test prior to enrollment. Students need to register for one virtual Information Session which takes approximately one hour. Information Sessions will be held at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on the Mondays listed below. Students may sign up to receive the Zoom link by calling 703-791-7357 or sending an email to [email protected].

10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

  • To be announced

Cost

Non-refundable tuition fees are payable by 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
  • Assessment (Second Phase)* – $600
  • TOTAL – $800

*The second phase may be made by one $300 payment and three consecutive $100 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.

information

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 two hours for class registration.