List of Major Adult Education Providers in Northern Virginia

  

 

The Northern Virginia Regional Literacy Coordinating Committee has developed this resource to facilitate communication and support among the region’s public and private literacy providers and their community partner organizations.  This resource demonstrates the continuum of services available to adults in Northern Virginia through five areas - or educational functioning levels - of adult education and learning. 
 
 1.  Adult English Language Learning (ESOL, ESL)
                     Starting point for non-native English speakers who need English language improvement.
 
2.  Adult Basic Literacy
                    Starting point for native English speakers who need basic reading and writing skills. 
 
3.  Adult Basic Education and Skill Development
                     For native and non-native English speakers who have acquired basic literacy skills.
 
4.  GED / Adult High School (Adult Secondary Education)
                     For native and non-native English speakers who have acquired high-school-level skills.
 
5.  Career and Vocational Education
                      For native and non-native English speakers; required skill levels vary according to program type. 
 
Each level of service can be considered a stepping stone to the next:  for example, an adult must have the skills at the Adult Basic Education and Skill Development level in order to be able to work with GED/Adult High School skills and material.  For detailed descriptions of each educational functioning level, see http://www.nrsweb.org/docs/ImplementationGuidelines.pdf, pages 16-22, or contact your local adult education professionals .  Most programs have assessments or placement tests to determine the learner's level and the appropriate program/service for the learner.
  
Search below for the program you need by Program Type or by Location.  Symbols identifying each level of service will help to guide you.  Separate charts have been created within each category. The  charts contain information about each provider: 
      • Organization name and website/contact information
      • Programs offered
      • English language and academic skills required
      • Who may enroll
      • Next steps
      • Additional focus
      • Locations
Contact each organization for up-to-date program costs.
 
 
List of Major Adult Education Providers in Northern Virginia
 
 
 
 
For questions or information on individual NoVa RLCC members,
please contact Lori Baker, NoVa RLCC Lead Agent.
Lori.Baker@fcps.edu - 703-246-2139.