Throughout April, the Month of the Military Child, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) student artwork will be featured at Lynnhaven Mall. Now in its 11th year, "The Art of Being a Military Child" showcases students' artistic interpretations of what it means to be a military dependent, including deployments, transitions, patriotism, family and school. It is the culmination of a contest open to all VBCPS students to which more than 700 art entries were submitted.
Career and Community Education
Walk-in registration for Career and Community Education courses is available by appointment only, call 757-648-6050 extension 64608 to leave a voice mail requesting an appointment.
There are multiple ways to register for Career and Community Education courses:
- Register Online - Click here to view the catalog and get started
- Complete this form. Mail with payment to Adult Learning Center, Attention: Registrar. 5100 Cleveland Street, Va Beach, VA 23462 or fax with credit card payment to 757-648-6078.
- Email ALCINFO@vbschools.com to receive a form that you can print, fill out with credit card payment, scan and return by email.
For questions about registration or courses, please call 757-648-6050 extension 64608 and leave a message. We check voice mail daily.
English Language Acquisition (ELA)
ELA Classes are available for adult non-native speakers of English. Six levels of classes are offered including reading, writing, speaking, and listening. New students will need to schedule an interview; students will enter the program based on class availability, pending a valid test score on program assessments. If classes are full, students will be placed on a waiting list and contacted when openings occur. A valid, current, government-issued picture ID and proof of residency are required. Interviews are by appointment only. Please call 757-648-6050 to schedule your interview.
GED®/Adult Basic Education
The Adult Learning Center’s PRE-GED®/ABE and Fast Track GED® classes are open to adults who are age 18 and older and who are not enrolled in high school. A valid and current government-issued photo identification is required for proof of age and identity.
Students interested in enrolling in PRE-GED®/ABE and Fast Track GED® classes will participate in a placement evaluation and take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). TABE scores are used to determine in which GED® class students are placed to help them prepare to take the GED® exam.
There is a $5.00 fee for the placement evaluation, and the TABE test takes a total of five hours. Due to adjusted operations at this time as a result of COVID-19, components of the TABE test will be administered to students remotely. In order to take the TABE test remotely, students will need access to a computer with Google Chrome and a webcam.
If you are interested in enrolling in PRE-GED®/ABE and Fast Track GED® classes, please call the Adult Learning Center at 757-648-6050 to ask about the availability of registration appointments.