Adult Education

Martinsville City Adult Education and Career Services

Martinsville City Adult Education classes are virtual. There is no limit to your potential. Come learn with us. Classes are held Monday-Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 pm during the day; and 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Our English Language classes are held Monday and Wednesday evening from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Adult Basic Education (ABE) – ABE programs are designed to help adults improve their skills in reading, writing, mathematics, language acquisition and other basic skills. Students working below the ninth-grade level receive help to transition to Adult Secondary Education.
English as a Second Language (ESL) – ESL programs are designed to assist adult non-native English speaking students in communicating effectively in English. A number of resources and services are available to help these students improve and demonstrate their ability to speak, listen with understanding, read, and write English in order to function and be successful in the workplace and in postsecondary education and training.
Virginia is using the computer-formatted GED® for high school equivalency (HSE) testing. The GED offers individuals who couldn’t finish high school the opportunity to earn an equivalent credential. The GED contains four individual subtests (modules) in Math, Science, Social Studies, and Literacy.
Currently, the only Virginia Board-approved high school equivalency examination in Virginia is the GED test, developed to enable persons who have not graduated from high school to demonstrate the attainment of abilities normally associated with the completion of a high school program of study. Delivered in a computer-based format, the test consists of four content areas: Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies. GED Testing Service is a joint venture of the American Council on Education and Pearson VUE.


(August through June) Monday-Tuesday-Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
                                     Wednesday 10:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4!

1. Contact us at 276.403.5456 or

After 5 p.m. contact us at 276.403.5635 or

2. You will be asked to complete Intake Forms (ASPD, FERPA, and Welcome). Allow 15 minutes to finish the Intake Forms. An assessment (TABE 11/12) is part of the Intake. It will take approximately take 2 hours to complete the assessment.

3. Your teacher or other staff member will review the results of the assessment with you. You will receive a schedule of your class days and hours.

4. Congratulations! You are officially enrolled!


Lealice Hagwood
Lead Teacher/Administrator

Faith Penn
Data Specialist/Receptionist

Lealice Hagwood (Reasoning through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Career Readiness, Technology) Evening Class
Orlando Marsh (Literacy, Math, Reading, Social Studies, Career Readiness Technology) Day Classes
Alice Martin (Math, Reading, Science, Career Readiness, Technology) Day Classes
Joan Montgomery (Reading, Social Studies, Career Readiness, Technology) Day Classes
Pelzetta Perry  (English Language Classes)
Patricia Stephens (Math, Science,  College & Career Readiness, Technology, IET) Day & Evening Classes
EOE policy listed

*The Martinsville Adult Education Program follows the Martinsville City Public Schools policy for inclement weather.


Day Class Address:
New College - King Building
30 Franklin Street
Martinsville, VA 24112

Evening Class Address:
New College Institute
191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, VA  24112