The GED is a series of five tests designed to provide general  educational competence equivalent to the minimum required for a graduating high school senior. The  GED  Tests make it possible  for  qualified individuals to  earn  a  high  school  credential,  thus  providing  opportunities  to:

  • Pursue  higher   education,
  • Obtain jobs or job promotions and/or
  • Achieve personal goals

The Tests of General Educational Development (GED)  have been  designed  to  measure  major  academic skills and knowledge in the following subject areas:

  • Language Arts, Writing
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Language Arts, Reading
  • Mathematics

The GED Tests are accredited by American Council on Education. Upon earning a GED your GED credential certifies that you have attained subject matter knowledge and skills associated with high school completion.

Are you ready to take the GED Tests?

You must be at least 16 years of age to take the GED.  ALMPVA can help to determine if you are ready to take the GED Tests. Our tutors will help ensure preparation for successful completion of the test.


Adult Basic Education classes are for individuals who need to improve their basic skills in in reading, writing, and mathematics in order to pass the GED tests, to meet the requirements for enrolling in higher level academic or vocational classes, or to improve family, work, and community skills.


Courses in the English as a Second Language program are designed to develop and improve basic reading, writing, listening, and speaking English.

Skills taught include reading comprehension, vocabulary building, grammar, sentence structure, paragraph and essay writing; listening and speaking skills; and computer knowledge. These concepts and skills are taught through lecture, classroom exercises, small group work and individual instruction. These courses are designed to enhance a student's life and work skills and encourage students to obtain further education.