Adult Basic Education (ABE)
This program provides quality instruction of basic educational skills for adults who are performing below the 9th grade level in reading, writing,mathematics and other basic skills. The goal of the ABE program is to prepare adults with the academic skills necessary to ultimately take the GED exam.

How to Enroll:
ABE classes are free to qualified adults. The classes operate on an open-enrollment basis. Interested adults can register and participate in an ABE class at any time during the school year the program is being offered.

All students begin the program by taking the Locator Assessment. This test is the initial assessment used to identify the appropriate pre-test level to be given when the student comes for the Assessment Center pre-testing. A TABE pre-test is scheduled immediately following the Locator Assessment. Students are asked to return the next day to the Assessment Center to take their TABE pre-test. When the TABE pre-test is completed, the counselor will discuss the student’s test scores with him/her and make the appropriate class assignment.

Contact Adult Education: (757) 482-5680

ABE Locations and Class Schedule
Educational Services Center
369 South Battlefield Boulevard
Tuesday – Thursday
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Tuesday – Thursday
6:00-9:00 p.m.

Geneva Square Community Center
700 Geneva Avenue, Chesapeake, Virginia 23323
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Trinity Faith Diamond Baptist Church
1023 Deep Creek Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23323
Tuesday and Thursday
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Dr. Clarence V. Cuffee Library
2706 Border Road, Chesapeake, VA 23324
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Indian River High School
1969 Braves Trail
Tuesday – Thursday
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.