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High School Equivalency

High School Equivalency (HSE), formerly known as the GED® Program, is designed for individuals 18-64 years of age who are employed or able to be employed and who have demonstrated academic readiness to prepare for and pass the GED® Test. Adult learners 18+ years of age and properly withdrawn from high school may enroll in the program. The classes and the instructional program are structured to achieve fast results for those learners who participate.  

Adult Secondary Education

Adult Secondary Education (ASE) classes are designed to assist adults who are working towards achieving a High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma. Students participate in preparatory General Education Development (GED®) credential and career pathways instruction facilitated by an ASE instructor. Students participate in GED Ready™ testing to gauge performance on the official GED® test to acquire a High School Equivalency Diploma. General Educational Development tests are a group of four subject area tests which, when passed, certify that the test taker has high school-level academic skills.

GED® Preparation

GED® Preparation includes courses that focus on Reading through Language Arts (RLA), social studies, science, mathematical reasoning with calculator skills to enable the learner to work on the four subjects GED® Test. Please call (804) 780-8311 for information.

Richmond Adult Technical Center (RATC)

GED Resources

Contact Info

2020 Westwood Avenue
Richmond, VA  23230
Phone: 804-780-8311
Fax: 804-780-8184

Letisha Woods,
HSE Lead Instructor

Tanya Smith,
Office Associate III

2015 Seddon Way
Richmond, VA  23227
Phone: 804-780-6272

Laverne Vines-Ballard,
Adult Apprenticeship Specialist
Phone: 804-780-6511
Fax: 804-780-6040

Lyndsey Gilliam,
Office Associate
Phone: 804-780-6273