WJCC Adult Education & GED® & ESL Classes

Workforce, GED® and ESL classes for the 2023-2024 school year will be held in-person and/or online:

GED® Classes – The Adult Education/GED® (General Educational Development) classes serve community members 18 yrs. and older who are interested in earning a high school equivalency certificate or improving Virginia Placement Test scores. Classes include GED® preparation and career readiness skills.

In-Person GED® Classes:

Mondays & Wednesdays
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Virginia Peninsula Community College (formerly TNCC) Historic Triangle Campus: 4601 Opportunity Way Williamsburg, VA 23188
Registration: Room 320; Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. (open enrollment)


6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Grace Baptist Church: 1013 Penniman Rd. Williamsburg, VA 23185
Registration: Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. (use back entrance – open enrollment)

ESL Classes – Learn English with other non-native English speakers. Improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills while learning about US History, Government, Civics, Culture and Citizenship.

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In-person ESL Classes:

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Virginia Peninsula Community College (formerly TNCC) Historic Triangle Campus: 4601 Opportunity Way Williamsburg, VA 23188
Registration: Room 320 (3rd Floor); Tuesdays 6 p.m. (open enrollment)

Registration is FREE!

Registration: To complete a class interest form go to: http://www.peninsulaed.com/ and click GED REGISTRATION LINK or ESL REGISTRATION LINK.

For more information email: Amy Gaidmore or call (757) 603-6532.

Do you need a transcript? Go to https://www.parchment.com/ged.

National External Diploma Program

Available in our region, this self-paced, web-based program for adults 21-years-old and over offers flexibility to earn your diploma even if you are employed full-time, enrolled in job training, or have other commitments.  For more information, call (757) 727-1328 or go to www.peninsulaed.com to complete an interest form.

High School GED®/ISAEP Program

The High School GED Program provides an alternative to a high school diploma for students who are not finding success in a traditional course of study.

Students who earn a GED through this program:

  • Have a high school equivalency credential recognized by schools and employers across the nation
  • Are guaranteed admission into community college
  • Can work toward admission into four-year college
  • Have a path for entry into the military
  • Are invited to a GED graduation ceremony

Students who enroll in the High School GED Program:

  • Must attend GED classes two hours a day, five days a week
  • Prepare to pass all four sections of the GED Test: Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies
  • Complete career and vocational studies, including a personal finance course, a career assessment, building a résumé, and a formulating a plan for post-graduation education or employment
  • Must be employed, looking for work or volunteering

To be considered for the High School GED Program, students must:

  • Achieve specific scores on the GED Ready pre-test
  • Complete an application packet
  • Have a face-to-face interview with a High School GED teacher
  • Have a state-issued identification

Questions? Contact WJCC Schools’ High School GED Program teachers