...it finally pretty much hit me, I've got to do something. I just can't sit here doing nothing....I got my GED one month before my 24th birthday. I couldn't have done it without these people. — Brett Reece, GED Graduate
The instructors are great and well qualified. They push you. Once you get in the door, you will need a little push. — Frank Martin, GED Graduate
Services are offered to adults over 18 that live in the counties of Lee, Scott, Wise and Norton, VA.
All adult education classes are free, have open entry and open exit.
Adults enter at any class meeting and finish when they meet their goals.
Adults have free textbooks, supplies, and at most sites, access to the Internet.
All Virginia adults that pass a free GED practice test receive a free GED Exam.
Classes are offered for basic reading, GED preparation, English as a Second Language, and distance learning.
On-line Classes, Distance Classes, and blended learning opportunities are available.
Classes follow the Mountain Empire Community College schedule for inclement weather.
All students are assessed for their ability in reading and math.
Working with the teacher, adults complete lessons in their areas of weakness.
The GED is given at least monthly in Wise, Norton, and Jonesville.
On-Demand or near daily GED testing is available in Gate City.
Have one of these?
Then you are in luck. MECC students with online classes can show their MECC ID and have free use of our computers and Internet access during class times, as available. Wireless access is also available at most class sites. To find a site near you click Here
* Today's Feature
PluggedIn IT Class gets a visit!
Our PluggedIn class was honored to be visited by Dr. Susan Clair, the new VDOE Director of the Office of Adult Education and Literacy, and George Bailey, VDOE Specialist for Communications and Workforce.
In the event of inclement weather, Adult Education classes will close based upon M.E.C.C. closure announcements. Daytime and evening classes will operate on their regular schedule unless M.E.C.C. is closed for inclement weather.