Northern Shenandoah Valley Adult Education is a regional program that serves adults in Winchester, and the counties of Frederick, Clarke, Shenandoah, Warren and Page. Our mission is to empower adults through education to achieve their dreams and secure brighter futures. We help adults improve reading, writing, and math skills, learn English, prepare for the GED exam, and transition to employment, better employment, and post-secondary education.
With 46 classes and over 35 teachers and aides, NSVAE offers both day and evening classes in convenient locations near you. Classes are small, engaging, and FREE. Our highly qualified, credentialed, and experienced staff is ready to help you take your next steps to a brighter future.
Call (800) 435-5945 or visit our website, www.needmyged.org, to find out how Northern Shenandoah Valley Adult Education can help you achieve your dreams!
Northern Shenandoah Valley Adult Education FAQ
Q: I dropped out of school many years ago. Can you help me prepare for the GED test?
A: Yes! We help people build on existing skills and learn and master new skills necessary for not only earning the GED credential, but essential skills for performing well at work, at school, and in the community.
Q: How much are classes going to cost me?
A: Classes are FREE. There is no fee for Adult Education classes or ESL classes. NSVAE will provide the materials you need. You can earn vouchers to take the GED test for free, too! Your only investment in these classes are your time, effort, and energy. You are worth it!
Q: How long will I be in class?
A: ESL classes follow a semester schedule; August –December and January through May. Adult Education classes have managed enrollment and run from August to May. Each person’s goals and abilities will determine how long they are in class with us.
Q: I have a diploma/GED but I know my math skills are rusty. Is there a class for me?
A: Yes! NSVAE can help improve math, reading, and writing skills to help adults gain employment, earn a promotion, or move onto college and career training. In many cases, our FREE classes can help eliminate the need for costly, non-credit bearing developmental classes.
Q: I work shift work. Is there a class for me?
A: Yes! We have morning and evening classes, learning centers where you can “drop in” based on your schedule, and classes that will allow you to move back and forth depending on your work schedule.
Q: Where are your classes located?
A: Everywhere! NSVAE has classes in Winchester, Frederick County, Middletown, Berryville, Front Royal, Strasburg, Woodstock, and New Market. Give us a call and let us find the most convenient location for you.
Q: I want to go to college. Can I do that with a GED?
A: Yes! Colleges and employers respect the GED credential and recognize that it demonstrates your knowledge of 21st Century skills. We can help you transition to college and career certificate programs. We can also help you work on your resume and job search skills through our partnership with the Virginia Employment Commission.
Q: I want to learn English. I know very little English. Can you help me?
A: Yes! We offer classes from very beginning to advanced skill levels. There is a class for you!
Q: I want to learn English. I have a college degree from my country. Can you help me?
A: Yes! We can help you learn English at your pace. We can also help you transition to GED classes and to college classes.