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The Adult & Alternative Learning Center
1646 Briarfield Road
Hampton, VA 23669 Ÿ

Myra A. Chambers
Director of Alternative Learning

GED® Manager
Jane Austin
FAX Number

Adult Basic Education (ABE)
ABE Coordinator
Laura Auby
FAX Number

ESL/EL/Civics Coordinator
Amy Dunster

Credit Class Program
Administrative Coordinator
FAX Number

National External Diploma Program (NEDP)
Nancy Companion
FAX Number

Outreach Specialist
Jeanne Barnhill

The Adult & Alternative Learning Center Accountant
Marcia Austin

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WELCOME! This is just the beginning! No matter how long it has been or what skills you need, WE CAN HELP.


Hampton Adult Education Classes & Programs

Adult GED® day or evening classes are available on Tuesdays & Thursdays from September to May. Prior to class enrollment, an assessment test for class placement is required for all new and former students. Please call for test dates as they do vary. Email or call 727-1328.

The Official GED® Test and the GED Ready® (practice test) both consist of four computer delivered tests to include Science, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning, and Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA). Hampton Adult Education is an authorized test center. Visit or call 727-2150.

English as a Second Language (ESL) day or evening classes are offered for adults whose first language is not English. All students must take an assessment test before coming to class. Email: Please call 727-1386.

The Credit Class Program is an online high school credit recovery program for adults who need no more than two (2) credits to complete the requirements for a High School Diploma. An Official High School Transcript is required. Call 727-2141 for fees and further information.

The National External Diploma Program (NEDP) is a self-paced, web-based program for adults 18 years of age or older. NEDP offers flexibility to earn a diploma even if you are currently employed full time, enrolled in job training, or have other commitments. Visit the NEDP site at, email or call 727-1049.

To view other Adult Education Programs in the region go to:

Adult Basic Education (ABE) & GED® Classes
Hampton Adult and Alternative Learning Center
1646 Briarfield Road Hampton, VA 23669 757-727-1328

ABE/GED Classes
Begins in September 2019
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9am- Noon
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6pm-9pm

* classes include Work Keys & Computer Literacy Certification 
* online program is available: approx. $25

Registration & Placement Test Schedule
Begins in August 2019

If Hampton City Schools are closed, the Adult GED® Education Classes will be cancelled. Information on school closings will be announced or recorded on:

*WHCS-TV Channel 46
*Radio stations
*TV stations
*HCS Info Line 727-2000
*Hampton City Schools Website


  • If Hampton City School buses are on a 2 hour delay the Adult Education Office will open at 10:00 a.m.
  • Adult GED® Day Classes 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. classes will meet from 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

If schools close early all Night Adult GED® classes are cancelled.
If after school activities are cancelled, all Night Adult GED® Classes are cancelled.

Official GED® Test

  • create an account, schedule and pay for test
  • 4 tests - RLA, SS, SC, Math
  • $30 per test with credit/debit card
  • 1-877-392-6433 or 757-727-1327

GED® Ready Test

  • create an account, pay and take practice test
  • 4 Tests - RLA, SS, SC, Math
  • $6 per test with credit/debit card

GED® Class Information




ESL classes are available for adults whose first language is not English.

English Language Classes (ESL)

Hampton Adult and Alternative Learning Center
1646 Briarfield Road Hampton, VA 23669 757-727-1386

Beginning in September 2019
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9am- Noon
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6pm-9pm

Registration Fee: $20.00 Books: $55.00 (cash or money orders)

Beginning in August 2019


FOR MORE INFO CALL 757-727-1386 or 757-727-2150

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HCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or other protected classes in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Robbin G. Ruth, Executive Director, Human Resources, One Franklin Street, Hampton, VA 23669 757-727-2000. 

As stated in School Board Policy AC, Hampton City Schools (“HCS”) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, disability or other protected class in its programs, activities and employment practices and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  HCS also prohibits retaliation under School Board Policy GBAH for the purpose of interfering with a person’s rights and/or privileges under federal civil rights laws, which can include: (i) raising concerns with Division personnel about a civil rights violation; (ii) asserting a right or advocating for the rights of a student or employee under federal civil rights laws; or (iii) participating in a complaint investigation or related proceedings. 

All individuals are encouraged to promptly report any incident they believe to be discrimination, harassment or retaliation in violation of HCS School Board Policy.  All reports should be made to the HCS Compliance Officer, who also serves as the HCS Executive Director of Human Resources.  Upon receiving a report of alleged discrimination, harassment or retaliation, the Compliance Officer shall promptly authorize an investigation into the complaint, determine whether the alleged act occurred, and determine whether any action must be taken to end or prevent further harassment, discrimination, or retaliation.  For more information about this process, please review School Board Policy GBAB-R.    

Should you have any questions about these procedures or the contents of this notice, please contact Hampton City Schools Compliance Officer at: One Franklin Street, Hampton, VA  23669 or (757) 727-2300.  



Hampton City Schools (HCS) is committed to making its website accessible for all, including individuals with disabilities, and strives to ensure accessibility currently and as new technologies emerge.  The division welcomes questions and feedback on the site’s accessibility at each development phase.  By clicking on “Contact” at the upper right of the main webpage, all users are able to “Help Resolve a Concern,” “Share a Story,” “Provide Feedback,” and “Ask a Question.”  Additionally, the Contact Us page provides direct email access to HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper,


HCS’s computer systems and networks include all of the computer hardware, operating system software, application software, stored text, data files, electronic mail (email), local databases, externally accessed databases, CD-ROM, optical media, clip art, digital images, digitized information, communications technologies, and new available technologies.

Please note that some pages on the HCS website contain links to third-party sites.  HCS is not responsible for the content, facts, opinions or accessibility of third-party sites.


The majority of pages in our site are available in HTML format that can be deciphered by screen readers. Some documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF), which require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.

  • To download this free program, visit the Adobe website.
  • To read PDF documents with a screen reader, please link to the Access Adobe website, which provides useful tools and resources.

Also, many popular browsers contain built-in accessibility tools, and there are other plug-ins that make websites more accessible.

The HCS website is designed and monitored by HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper, who serves as the gatekeeper for website content and accessibility.   The Webmaster is under the direction of the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, supervised by the Director of Graphics.
Web visitors using assistive technology who may have trouble accessing information on the website may contact the HCS Webmaster,, the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, and/or the Director of Graphics,

When submitting a question or concern via email, “accessibility” should be included in the subject line.  Every reasonable attempt will be made to address the user’s concern within twenty-four hours.  To assist HCS in responding appropriately, all inquiries should include the following information:

  • A description of the accessibility concern or question;
  • The webpage address of the requested material;
  • The format in which the user prefers to receive the material;
  • The user’s contact information, including preferred method of contact.


HCS monitors all technology resource activity and requires all employees, students and individuals with access to HCS computer systems and networks to annually read and sign an Acceptable Use Policy.  See School Board Policy IIBEA for Students; School Board Policy GBBB for Employees.

Our continuing goal is for the HCS website to be accessible to individuals with disabilities in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and that statute's implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 104, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and that statute's implementing regulations at 28 C.F.R. Part 35.

Good faith efforts are being made to ensure that our website complies with web accessibility standards. In addition to the federal regulations above, we are actively working to conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.
Prior to posting new website content, the HCS Webmaster determines if the proposed content meets the criteria of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).  Periodically the HCS Webmaster checks the website with a recognized website checker such as 508 Checker and WAVE.  If the audit identifies issues of concern or content errors that impede accessibility to any user, the concerns/errors are evaluated and remedied within a six-week period.


HCS’s website and computer systems and networks are provided on an “as available” basis.  HCS makes no warranties, expressed or implied, without limitation, regarding the fitness for a particular purpose regarding any service provided by the system and any information contained or software used therein.  The division uses hardware and software provided by third-party technology vendors.  Therefore, the division does not warrant that the functions or services performed by, or that the information or software on the system, will meet the user’s requirements.