• Adult Education

    Welcome to the Adult Education Office



    715 Childrens Center Rd. Leesburg, VA 20175

    Phone: 571-252-2930  Email: adult.education@lcps.org  

    Carolyn Solares, Supervisor

    Perla Arias, Bookkeeper

    Alexandra Teverino, GED/Program Support


     Office Hours

    Monday - Thursday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

    Friday: By appointment ONLY




    Adult Education Office/North Star HS Building
    715 Childrens Center Road
    Leesburg, VA 20175 


    Park View High School
    400 West Laurel Avenue
    Sterling, VA 20164

     Rock Ridge High School
    43460 Loudoun Reserve Dr.
    Ashburn, VA 20148



  • Pearson Vue Testing Center


    LCPS requires that everyone must wear a mask when visiting an LCPS Building. Visitors at the Douglass School/Pearson Vue Testing Center must also complete the Covid-19 Symptom Checker BEFORE entering the building.

    To complete the COVID19 Symptom Checker BEFORE arriving at the building, please click here: Symptom Checker

    All visitors must be wearing a mask and distancing at least 6 feet from others.

    Thank you for following these necessary health requirements before and while testing.


  • Practical Nursing Program

    Practical Nursing is a 2-year program being offered

    by Loudoun County Public Schools - Adult Education. 

    It is approved by the VBN (Virginia Board of Nursing)


     Enrollment for the current

    academic year, 2021-2022 is closed

    Practical Nursing (PN) I:

    -Tuition:  $2,700-

    Tuesday through Friday  9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    First-year of the two-year Practical Nursing pathway. 

    Class units include:

    • Geriatric nursing; 
    • Nursing skills;
    • Nutrition;
    • Growth and development;
    • Nursing fundamentals;
    • Administration of medication; and
    • Anatomy and physiology.

    There is a 40-hour clinical experience at a long-term care facility. Students must provide their own transportation to clinical experiences.  

    After successful completion of Practical Nursing I, students are eligible to take the Certified Nurse Aide Exam.   


    Practical Nursing (PN) II:

    -Tuition: $3,600-

    Monday through Friday  9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

     (Prerequisite: Completion of PN I)

    Second-year of the two-year Practical Nursing pathway. Labs build on the skills gained in PN I.

    Class units include:

    • Medical-Surgical;
    • Nursing;
    • Pediatric Nursing;
    • Mental Health Nursing;
    • Maternal/Newborn Health; and
    • Nursing Leadership.

    There is a 400-hour clinical component completed at a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, physician offices, school and community clinics, and long-term care facilities.

    After successful completion of Practical Nursing II, students may apply to the Board of Nursing and sit for the NCLEX-PN licensing examination to become a Licensed Practical Nurse.


     To enroll in the Practical Nursing Program, we need your Admission Packet:

    Admissions Prerequisites:

    • Admission Packet
    • TEAS Test 
    • Transcripts
    • Resume: Full name with all experiences or interests relevant to nursing or health care.
    • Background check
    • Physical
    • Immunization forms (Varicella, MMR, Hep B and Tdap)
    • TB screening
    • Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).
    • 3 Personal References  Download Personal References PDF 
    • Panel Interview (finalists only)


    Important Dates:

    Feb 1st, 2022 - April 22nd, 2022:        Registration

    TBD 2022:      Mandatory TEAS Assessment. The application must be received prior to the payment

                       Test fee: $65.00 (Fee must be paid by April 22nd, 2022)


                          To prepare for the TEAS Test, please visit: ATI TEAS Prep

    Payment is accepted online only with a credit card.

    Practical Nursing I:  $2,700

    Practical Nursing II: $3,600 



  • Registration - Online

    Registration payments and process

    Enrichment Classes

    August 02 - Registration begins for Enrichment Classes.

                     Please refer to our online catalog for specific classes and dates. 

                     Fall 2021 Adult Education Catalog

    Registration can be completed here:  Adult Education Online Registration Website 

    New users will have to create a new account.

    Returning students may already have an account. Please log in to your existing account. You can reset your password if you forgot it.

    Once you are logged in, search for the different courses that we offer. Select the course you would like to take and click on "Enroll Yourself"

    Review course information before submitting your request, and proceed to enter your payment. Payments is online.


    English Learners/GED Preparatory/Practical Nursing:

    Additional steps, pre-requisites and instructions are needed. Please visit our website for further information. 

    Click on:

    • English Learners (EL)
    • GED Prep Program 
    • Practical Nursing Program


    • Is open for residents and non-residents alike (age 18 and older).
    • Is online and MUST be completed before attending a class.
    • Is not accepted after the start of a class

    Senior Citizen discount:

    • A discount of 25% off, is offered on some courses for citizens 60 years or over. In order to receive the discount, please email us at adult.education@lcps.org.
    • Senior Citizen discounts are NOT AVAILABLE on: English Learners, Business/ Career, Practical Nursing, Financial Awareness, Horticulture, Computer Technology/ Software or Trade & Industry classes.

    Tuition and enrollment fees payment:

    • Are due at the time of registration.
    • Payments are by credit card only.


    • Refunds are automatic if the class has been filled or canceled.
    • Refunds are also given if schedule changes are made by the Adult Education Office.
    • To request a refund, please please click on the web link: Refund Request.

    NO REFUNDS are given after

    the start of class.

    If you have any additional question, please contact the  Adult Education Office at 571-252-1393, adult.education@lcps.org

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

    Registration Information: 


    To take classes with Adult Education you must 18 and older.  To receive a Certificate of Attendance, students must have a 70% of participation in class. 

     How to register for classes & make payment?

    • You MUST register before attending a class. Registrations are processed in the order received, and are not accepted after the start of a class. 
    • Online Registration: (Credit card payment is ONLY accepted with online registrations) for General Adult Class not for English Learners (EL) classes.  
    • English Learners (EL) classes registration, payments and testing will be done online. 
    • GED Preparatory Classes MUST attend an Information Sessions before registering. 

    Where do I find my Textbook/Supply List?

    • Supply and Textbook Information can be found on our website site, please click on the link Supply & Textbook. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at adult.education@lcps.org. Please indicate your class name in the subject area and your e-mail will be forward to the instructor.


    Are there any Fees when registering for classes?

    • Online payments have an extra fee depending on course. 
    • How do refunds work? Refunds are returned to students in the form of a check if class is cancelled due to low enrollment or Schedule changes are made by the Adult Education Department & it can take up to three weeks for processing. Refunds must be submitted before the class starts, to request a refund please fill out the Refund Request Form. Once you fill out the form it will be sent directly to the Adult Education Office.


    • NO REFUNDS will be given after the start of class. NO Switches will be allowed after the start of class.

     Do you offer senior citizens discounts?

    • Seniors Citizens must be 60 years of age or older, who reside in Loudoun County may register for SOME Classes and receive 25% off the regular tuition fee. In order to receive the discount, please email adult education office for instructions. 

    • Discounts are NOT available when paying by Credit Card.  >Senior Citizen Discount are NOT AVAILABLE for the following Classes; this message will be displayed in our Catalog below each subject (No Senior discount available) 

    Business & Computer Software

    English Classes

    Financial Awareness


    Trade & Industry

     If you have questions regarding the senior citizen fees, please contact the Adult Education office.

      What happens if LCPS Schools are closed? 

    • Adult Education follows the LCPS extracurricular and evening activities schedule. There will be no classes when evening activities are canceled.  Classes will NOT Meet when schools are closed for Holidays (NOTE: Teacher workdays are not considered Holidays)
    • For emergencies or school closing; schools may close all day or close early.  If the schools are closing or are closed; announcements will be made over the Local Radio, TV stations and Adult Education website, www.lcps.org/adulted.


    Local Radios: WTOP 103.5 FM/1500 AM, WINC 92.5 FM, WMAL 630 AM & WROX 107.3  

    TV Stations: WRC TV 4, WTTG TV 5, WJLA TV 7, WUSA TV 9 & New Channel 8 


  • Adult Education Catalog

    Please, click here: Fall 2021 Adult Education Catalog to download a copy of our current catalog. 


  • Changes & Updates

    Note: Given the current situation with COVID-19, classes will be offered online. Some classes may not have an online option. Please read class description. If at some point classes resume to in-person option, students will be informed via email with any changes. 
    Medicare 1, 2, 3 - NEW DATE:  10/05/2021.
    Basic Italian & Italian Cooking - CHANGE:  Both classes will be held online.

  • Adult High School


    The Adult High School classes are designed for individuals who need between one (1) and ten (10) credits to complete their Standard High School Diploma requirements. 

    Ongoing Registration: 

    August 12, 2020 - February 26, 2021 

    Adult High School Quick Facts


    • A transcript from the last school attended must be presented prior to registration.


    • All course work must be completed by June 4th, 2021. Classes are currently held 100% online, and self paced. Therefore students must have internet access.


    • Students will be assigned independent work through the Credit Recovery Program BUT will be required to meet with instructors on a weekly basis.


    • Tuition is $300 per course payable at time of registration by credit card. We have no scholarships or financial aid available.

    • Note: If in-person classes resume, meeting with Instructors will be held at Park View High School located at: 400 W. Laurel Avenue, Sterling VA 20164.


    • Upon completion of course work, students may obtain a transcript showing their diploma status. Diplomas are available in June.


     *ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ADH/GED®, Adult Basic Education, and Adult High School classes.


    For more information, please contact the Adult Education Office



  • English Learners (EL)

    Adult EL Classes


    Loudoun County Adult Education offers EL classes to Loudoun County residents, 18 years or older,  who desire to improve their understanding of the English language. 

    Instruction is given in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Classes range from literacy to advanced levels. Students will take a placement test prior to joining the EL classes, and will be placed in a class according to their English level. 



    • $150.00 plus $20.00 Non-Refundable enrollment fee - Total - $170.00



    • Twice a week - 13 weeks. 26 sessions total 
    • We offer AM and PM Classes
    • Classes can be taken in-person or online. Online classes seats are limited
    • Semesters: Fall and Spring of every school year


    Daytime Classes 

    Days and time depend upon the Placement Test

     In-Person classes only


    • Adult Education/North Star School

           Monday and Wednesday; or

           Tuesday and Thursday

           9:00 AM – 11:30 AM; or

           11:45 AM – 2:15 PM


    Evening Classes 

    In-Person and Online




    • Adult Education/North Star School (Leesburg)

           Monday and Wednesday

           6:30 - 9:00 PM


    • Park View HS (Sterling)

           Monday and Wednesday

           6:30 - 9:00 PM


    • Rock Ridge HS (Ashburn)

           Tuesday and Thursday

           6:30 - 9:00 PM




    • Google Meet (login information will be provided before classes start)

           Tuesday and Thursday

           6:30 - 9:00 PM


    Fall 2021 Semester 

    Enrollment is now closed


    Classes start:

    • August 30th - Mon & Wed 

    • August 31st - Tue & Thu


    • Registration is online. Payment is by credit card only
    • Open Enrollment: July 12th to August 6th, 2021
    • Registration is closed after Aug 6th, and no more enrollment requests will be accepted.                        


    How to Register: Enrollment for Fall 2021 is closed

    1. Fill out the Enrollment Request
    2. Within 24 hrs after submitting the Enrollment Request Form, you will receive a payment link. Registration is not complete until payment is received.
    3. A proctor will contact you by email, with a time/date to take the Placement Test. The placement test is administered online via Google Meet. Placement Test is mandatory
    4. A week prior to the class start date, you will receive your class and teacher’s information.



    • Smart Phone (Mobile)
    • Computer & Internet (mandatory for on-line classes)


    Recommended and important online courses skills:

    • Computer skills 
    • Motivation 
    • Self-direction
    • Organizational skills
    • Network of support


    All communication is sent to the student email, which must be provided when filling out the Enrollment Form.

    Please make sure you provide the correct email, that it belongs to the student been registered, and check it daily. 

    For more information please email us at: 


  • Clases de Inglés (EL)

    Clases de Inglés para Adultos 

    El Registro para las clases de Otono está cerrado

    La educación para adultos del condado de Loudoun ofrece clases de inglés ~ EL, a los residentes del Condado de Loudoun,  mayores de 18 años, que deseen mejorar su comprensión del idioma inglés.

    Se imparte instrucción en lectura, escritura, comprensión auditiva y expresión oral. Las clases van desde nivel básico hasta nivele avanzado. Los estudiantes tomarán una prueba de nivel antes de unirse a las clases de EL y serán ubicados en una clase de acuerdo a su nivel de inglés.


    • $ 150.00 más $ 20.00 de tarifa de inscripción no reembolsable - Total - $ 170.00


    • Dos veces por semana - 13 semanas. 26 sesiones en total.
    • Ofrecemos clases Diurnas y Nocturnas
    • Las clases son presenciales o en línea. El cupo para las clases en línea es limitado
    • Semestres: otoño y primavera de cada año escolar

    Clases Diurnas

    Los días y la hora dependen de la prueba de nivel

    Únicamente clases presenciales

    • Oficina de Educación para Adultos / Escuela North Star

           Lunes y miércoles; o

           Martes y jueves

           9:00 AM - 11:30 AM; o

           11:45 AM - 2:15 PM


    Clases nocturnas
    Presenciales o en línea 


    • Educación para Adultos / Escuela North Star (Leesburg)

            lunes y miercoles

            6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

    • Park View HS (Sterling)

           lunes y miercoles

           6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

    • Rock Ridge HS (Ashburn)

           martes y jueves

           6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

    En línea:

    • Google Meet (Información e instrucciones se enviarán antes del comienzo de las clases)

           martes y jueves

           6:30 - 9:00 p.m.


    Semestre de Otoño 2021 

    El Registro para las clases de Otoño está cerrado

    Inicio de clases:

    • 30 de agosto - lunes y miércoles
    • 31 de agosto - martes y jueves


    • El registro es en línea. El pago es únicamente con tarjeta de crédito.
    • Inscripciones: 12 de julio al 6 de agosto de 2021

           La inscripción se cerrará después del 6 de agosto y no se aceptarán más solicitudes.


    Cómo registrarse:

    1. Complete la Solicitud de inscripción: El registro para las clases de Otoño esta cerrado

    2. Una vez que envíe su Solicitud de Inscripción, recibirá un enlace de pago. El registro no está completo hasta que se reciba el pago.
    3. Un maestro del Condado de Loudoun  se comunicará con usted por email,  para indicarle la fecha y la hora para tomar el examen de ubicación. El examen de ubicación se administra en línea a través de Google Meet. El examen de ubicación es obligatorio
    4. Una semana antes de la fecha de inicio de la clase, recibirá la información de su clase y del maestro.


    • Teléfono celular
    • Computadora e Internet (obligatorio para clases en línea)

    Recomendaciones importantes:

    • Habilidades computacionales
    • Motivación
    • Autodirección
    • Habilidades organizativas
    • Red de apoyo


    Todas las comunicaciones serán a través del email que haya indicado en su

    Solicitud de Inscripción.

    Por favor asegúrese que su email sea el correcto, que sea del estudiante matriculado,

    y reviselo periódicamente.  


    Para mayor información, envíenos un correo electrónico a:


  • GED Prep Program

    General Educational Development (GED) Preparatory Class Information


    We provide basic skills instruction to adults whose math and reading skills have been assessed at or below the GED® readiness level. 

    Choose from a combination of instructor led, individualized, and online classes that are flexible and convenient.

    English proficiency (Writing, Reading, Speaking & Listening) is required for all GED classes.


     Join us for Virtual In formation Session, and find out what the GED Certification is all about. 


    Next Orientation date: 
    Wednesday, September 22nd @ 6:00 pm

    In order to receive instructions on how to join, send an email to adult.education@lcps.org


    Please note:  In Person Classes will begin in October.
    715 Children Center Road, Leesburg, VA 20175.   


    GED In Person  & GED Distance Learning.


    Requirement - Prior to starting any classes, you must meet with our staff members by phone/video, and attend our Informational Session.  Our orientation is free! No commitment necessary.  In order to receive instructions on how to join, send an email to adult.education@lcps.org


    Placement - After you attend our orientation, you must take our placement exams. These tests will be taken online with a proctor, and will assist with obtaining your academic progress to place you in the appropriate classes.  You may not begin classes without a placement test.  Due to the pandemic, group testing is not available.  Individual testing is by appointment only.


    Location and Dates: 715 Children Center Road SW, Leesburg, VA, 20175


    GED In Person
    The program meets Tues/Wed/Thurs (6:30pm - 9:00pm). All four subjects available + academic support. 10 weeks per session.


    Next GED In Person Session -   October 19th, 2021


    GED Distance Learning
    This program is online, self directed, with limited academic support.  All four subjects at once, pre-requisites apply.  12 weeks per session.


    Next GED Distance Learning Session -   November 29th, 2021

    Tuition -  Every session has a total cost of $180.  Tuition is due in full prior to class start.  Payment can be made by credit card only.


    Additional Information


    Are you ready to take your tests?  Create a free account at www.ged.com, and join the millions of people enjoying a better future. 
    Learn how a Certification can change your life:  Graduate Stories - GED
    GED Testing Info 

  • Forms - Attendance Verification and Refund Request


  • Non-Discrmination Disclosure

    The LCPS Adult Education Program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to adult students. If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate, please contact the Adult Education Office, 571-252-1393 or via email: adult.education@lcps.org to discuss your specific needs.

Last Modified on September 9, 2021