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Regional Adult Education to Offer On-Campus Adult Ed Classes at MECC
Posted Date: 12/19/2013

Gate City, Virginia – The Regional Adult Education Program of Lee, Scott, Wise and Norton Public Schools has begun offering free classes to adult learners at a newly opened Adult Education classroom located on campus at Mountain Empire Community College.  The classroom is located in the Cyber Café in Holton Hall and is open to students seeking enrollment at MECC, as well as to members of the community.Adult Education

“We sometimes see students who wish to enroll at the College but whose scores on the College Readiness Assessments reveal a need for basic skills remediation,” stated Dr. Vickie Ratliff, Interim Vice President, Academic and Student Services at MECC.  “The Adult Ed Program can help these students brush-up on their reading, writing and math skills and prepare for success at MECC.  The convenience of the on-site Adult Ed class makes it easier than ever for MECC and Adult Ed staff to work together to assure that students receive the help they need.  We appreciate our partnership with Adult Ed and welcome their presence on our campus!”

The Adult Ed classroom at MECC will offer classes for those adults preparing to pass the GED®, as well as for students wishing to improve their basic skills in order to attend MECC.  “The classroom at MECC provides an on-campus Adult Ed option for area residents, in addition to the other conveniently located Adult Ed class sites in Lee, Scott and Wise Counties and the City of Norton.  I love our classroom at MECC and its convenient location,” stated Judy Samples, Adult Education Instructor. 

Starting on Monday, January 13, Adult Education classes at MECC will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM.  Classes will also be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 PM to 5 PM starting on Tuesday, January 21. There is convenient on-campus parking for those attending both Adult Ed classes.  (Parking permits for class attendees will be provided.)  All Adult Education classes are free of charge to adults who are at least 18 years old and are not enrolled in public school.  Classes are open ended so students can join at any class session.

“We urge all student who need to brush up on basic skills in order to attend college or wish to pursue a GED®, to contact us right away” said Samples.   Students may register by calling Amy at 1-877 RACE 2 GED (722-3243) or by email at

 In addition, the Regional Adult Education Program offers free Adult Education classes at 10 other sites throughout the rest of the Lee, Scott, Wise and Norton region, as well as Distance Learning Classes online or through the mail.  Detailed information on classes and schedules may be obtained by calling Amy at 1-877 RACE 2 GED or by checking the program website at

These are free services offered by the four public schools divisions in Lee, Scott and Wise Counties and the City of Norton.