Adult Education

Martinsville City Adult Education and Career Services

Who We Are:

Martinsville Adult Education Program provides comprehensive services to learners 18 years of age or older who are not enrolled in a K-12 school. Adult Education offers access to quality educational programs to assist learners to:

  • Earn a General Educational Development (GED®)

  • Connect to employment and job training opportunities

  • Transition to post-secondary education

  • Become proficient in English

Adult Education assists adult learners to acquire the academic and employment skills to be college and career ready!

Getting a GED

Adults who complete basic high school education have the opportunity to earn the equivalent of a high school diploma by taking the General Educational Development or the GED® test. This test is available to citizens who have not graduated from high school to demonstrate the level of achievement normally achieved by completing a course of study in high school. The GED® comprehensive exams cover reading, math, science and social studies. The pass score for the GED® is 145 or greater per subject.


Martinsville City Adult Education classes are in-person.

  • Classes are held Monday-Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

  • Our English Language classes are held Monday and Wednesday evening from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


(August through June)
Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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

  1. Contact us at 276.403.5456 or Email Lealice Hagwood

  2. You will be asked to complete some enrollment forms which help with student placement. Please allow approximately 1.5 hours for this. Some forms maybe completed online.

  3. Your teacher or other staff member will review your placement with you. You will receive a schedule with the date & time of your instruction.

  4. Congratulations! You are officially enrolled!

Meet Our Team

Lealice Hagwood

Lead Teacher/Administrator
Email Lealice Hagwood

Dorthea Kirby

Email Dorthea Kirby


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

Inclement Weather

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