English Language (ESL) Classes Enrollment Dates Roanoke City - All locations - August 26th & 28th Roanoke County - Colonial Avenue Baptist Church - August 19th-22nd - Northside Middle School - August 20th & 22nd - Roanoke Higher Education Center Saturday class- August 24th & 31st
GED Preparation & Academic Skills ClassesEnrollment Dates Alleghany County - By Appointment only beginning August 14th - Call 1-888-662-7256 Botetourt County - August 27th & 28th, then by Tuesday appointment only - Call 1-888-662-7256 Covington City - By Appointment only beginning August 14th - Call 1-888-662-7256 Craig County - August 19th & 22nd, then by Thursday appointment only - Call 1-888-662-7256 Roanoke City, Roanoke County, & Salem City Classes - All GED students must attend an enrollment event before beginning class at any Roanoke City, Roanoke County, or Salem City location.
Choose ONE Enrollment Location below:
Roanoke Higher Education Center, 108 North Jefferson St., Roanoke Enrollment Times: 6:00PM – 9:00PM. Please be on time. Enrollment Dates: Each Week on Wednesdays through April 29th
Virginia Career Works Center, 3601 Thirlane Road, Suite 2, Roanoke Enrollment Times: 9:30AM – 12:30PM. Please be on time. Enrollment Dates: Aug. 21st, 22nd; Each Week Wednesdays & Thursdays through April 30th
Salem Adult Education Center, 406 East Fourth Street, Salem Enrollment Times: 5:30PM – 8:30PM OR 9:30AM-12:30PM. Please be on time. Enrollment Dates: Aug. 20th, 27th; Sept. 3rd, 4th, 5th. Call for appointments after Sept. 5th.
GED Enrollment & Orientation Details: Please be on time! If you are more than 15 minutes late, we won't have time to begin your testing and you will have to come back another day. During E & O, you can expect to fill out paperwork and receive details about the GED tests and how our FREE classes work. You will also take a pretest in reading and math that will help your teacher determine what you need the most help with. Do your very best, but don't worry. You can't fail this test. That's it! One time only!
General information you need to know. 1. Who does Region 5 Adult Education serve?
We serve adults 18 years or older. We offer classes for GED® Preparation and Career Readiness and English language classes for non-native speakers.
2. Do I have to live in your region to be served?
Nope. Any adult may attend Roanoke Valley - Alleghany Region 5 Adult Education classes, regardless of where they live.
3. Where are classes held?
We offer daytime and evening classes in Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Salem City, Covington, Clifton Forge, Botetourt County, and Craig County. Each class meets twice per week for 2.5 hours per class, with the exception of a Saturday ESL class which meets from 9:00am - 12:00pm. Adult learners can attend the class that best suits their needs. Classes in most locations typically run August through May.
4. What do I need to bring to class?
A notebook and a pencil is all you'll need.
5. Do you offer daycare?
Daycare is not available. Classes are offered at varying times to allow for the different personal schedules.
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