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Summer Programs 2022

June 20 – July 28

Adult Education Programs


Sacred Heart Center

1400 Perry Street

St. Augustine Church

4400 Beulah Road

Summer Programs

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • GED (General Education Diploma)
    • By application only
  • Spanish Conversation
  • Citizenship
  • Plaza Comunitaria
  • Digital Tools

Summer Program Descriptions: 

(All Summer Programs are for 6 weeks only)

English as a Second Language (ESL)

This program is based on conversation for the Summer. For 6 weeks, we will explore different countries through a series of movies. Each week we will watch a movie and after, divide in groups according to English level to have a conversation through some guided questions led by the teachers. The purpose of this program is to feel more comfortable participating in conversation and strengthening the listening and speaking domains as a main focus.

Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-12pm or from 7-9pm at our Perry St. location, and from 7-9pm at our Beulah Road location.

GED (General Education Diploma)

The GED program is based on Content Review and Preparation for the GED Test in the areas of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Social Studies. In 6 weeks, students that have already participated in the Spring 2022 semester will review the units of study for the course that corresponds to them and will take practice exams in order to get ready to take the official GED Practice Test at the end of the course. This experience will allow for a deeper understanding of content, more confidence in test-taking, and preparation for passing the official GED exam. For the students of Math I, it will prepare them to level up to Math II, or deepen the basic concepts in order to take Math I again. *For new or previous students, the Summer program is by application only.

*Students that have not participated in the GED course, or if a lapse of time exists since the last time enrolled, students will be required to apply to the program to determine enrollment eligibility.* **It’s very important to note that any student that has not studied with us in the Spring 2022 semester will be required to take the 15 week course in Fall 2022 to continue in the program. The Summer 2022 course is only a review, focusing on test preparation and does not replace a complete semester.**

Dates & Timess are on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9am-12pm or from 6-9pm; Perry Street Location: MAT I AM, MAT I PM; Social Studies PM; Online: MAT II AM, Science PM.

Spanish Conversation

The Spanish program is based on conversation. Beginning and Intermediate levels of Spanish are invited to participate in this mixed-level course with class and community-based activities. The purpose of this program is to practice Spanish in an authentic environment with a little bit of fun at the same time. The best way to practice what students have been learning is by letting go. We will have some invited guests in class that represent the Latino community, and in other moments we will go out into the community to get to know our Latino community neighbors that find themselves in RVA.

Classes are Mondays & Wednesdays from 6-8pmLocation: 1400 Perry Street


For those that are in the process of submitting their N-400 application or if they have already submitted it, this program focuses on the Preparation for the Naturalization Interview. The participants learn about history, civics and the government of the United States and prepare themselves for the English exam. This is a self-study program meaning that students will study the majority of topics independently. After registering for the program, students will receive study materials and meet as a group once a week on Wednesdays from 6-8pm to deepen their knowledge of topics with other participants. Classes are in English and students should have an Intermediate level of English to take this course.

*For students that do not have an Intermediate level of English, taking English classes is required before taking this course.

Classes are on Wednesdays 6-8pmLocation: 1400 Perry Street

Plaza Comunitaria

The Plaza Comunitaria program is a Spanish Literacy program for adults who have not finished their primary or secondary education, or did not have the opportunity to study formally in school in their country of origin. Founded by INEA, the National Institute of Adult Education in Mexico, the purpose of this program is to reach all people with the desire to study.

Classes can be any day according to the schedule of student/teacher Mondays thru Thursdays from 10am-12pm or from 6-8pm; Location: 1400 Perry Street

Digital Tools

The Digital Tools class will help students develop the skills necessary to carry out important tasks like writing and sending emails, creating documents and spread sheets, filling out forms, typing on a laptop and more.

Classes are on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6-7pm at Perry St. and on Mondays & Wednesdays from 6-7pm at our Beulah Road location.