This article lists all GED® prep facilities and testing sites in the Suffolk region.
Virginia uses the computer-based GED exam for its HSE (high school equivalency) testing program.
The GED program is developed for persons who quit high school prematurely and offers them the chance to earn an equivalent credential.
The GED exam has four modules (subtests) in these academic areas: Science, Social Studies, Math, and Literacy.
You are given up to two years to deal with the four subtests.
Suffolk GED prep locations
The Pruden Center For Industry and Technology (Center for Lifelong Learning)
4169 Pruden Boulevard – Suffolk – Virginia 23434 – Phone 757.925.5651
Faith Temple Apostolic Church (Pruden Center)
476 Wellons Street – Suffolk – Virginia 23434 – Phone 757.925.5651
Suffolk Workforce Center (Pruden Center)
157 N Main Street – Suffolk – Virginia 23434 – Phone 757.925.5651
Saint Mary Church of God in Christ GED Classes
3637 Nansemond Parkway – Suffolk – Virginia 23435 – Phone 757.538.0155
Redevelopment and Housing Authority-Suffolk
530 E Pinner Street – Suffolk – Virginia 23434 – Phone 757.539.2100
Western Tidewater Regional Jail GED Program
2402 Godwin Boulevard – Suffolk – VA 23434 – Phone: 757.539.3119
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Prep sites around Suffolk (cities by alphabet)
Carrollton Library (Pruden Ctr)
14362 New Towne Haven Ln – Carrollton – Virginia 23314 – Phone 757.925.5651
Chesapeake GED Education
369 Battlefield Boulevard – Chesapeake – Virginia 23322 – Phone 757.482.5680
For all Chesapeake locations go to this page
Surry County High (Southside Adult Ed.)
1675 Hollybush Road – Dendron – Virginia 23839 – Phone 757.267.2976
Paul D. Camp Community College (Franklin Campus)
100 N College Drive – Franklin – Virginia 23851 – Phone 757.569.6790
Camptown Parks & Recreation Ctr (Prudent Ctr.)
33475 Carver Rd – Franklin – Virginia 23851 – Phone 757.925.5651
IOW Department of Social Services (The Pruden Center)
17100 Monument Circle – Isle of Wight – Virginia 23397 – Phone 757.925.5651
Pathway to Life
936 S Church St – Smithfield – Virginia 23314 – Phone 757.356.9727 (x 727)
Smithfield High School (Pruden Ctr)
14171 Turner Dr – Smithfield – Virginia 23430 – Phone 757.925.5651
PDCCC (Pruden Ctr)
253 James St – Smithfield – Virginia 23430 – Phone 757.925.5651
Jersey Park (Pruden Ctr)
775 Wrenn Rd – Smithfield – Virginia 23430 – Phone 757.925.5651
Smithfield Packing Company (Pruden Ctr)
1911 S Church St – Smithfield – Virginia 23430 – Phone 757.925.5651
Christian Home Baptist Church (Pruden Ctr)
20123 Longview Dr – Windsor – Virginia 23487 – Phone 757.925.5651
Suffolk area GED testing centers
Pruden Technical Center
4169 Pruden Blvd – Suffolk – Virginia 23434 – Phone 757.925.5651
Chesapeake Public Schools GED testing
369 South Battlefield Blvd – Chesapeake – Virginia 23322 – Phone 757.482.5680
Norfolk Public Schools GED testing
1330 North Military Hwy – Norfolk – Virginia 23502 – Phone 757.892.3389
GED diploma acceptance
The certificate that is rewarded after successfully passing the Virginia GED exam is generally accepted as equivalent to a high school diploma by state and federal authorities, employers, and universities throughout the nation. The four GED tests examine elementary capabilities and knowledge that students learn in high school.
GED exam – what’s new
The GED exam differs immensely from the earlier version. The GED exam is computer-formatted and you will be given about 7.5 hours to complete everything, but don’t worry about the time. You have the freedom to prepare for and take the four subject area tests one by one. Scores count for two years from your first registration. The passing score for each of the modules was reduced by five points to 145 just two years after introduction. For more information about this decision go to this GED Scoring News article.
When you think you are well prepared, just take that one test, and when you pass, move on to the next section. If you are thinking about earning your GED credential, check out everything at GED.com. You need to register for MyGED, where you can make your account for everything related to the GED exam.
Maybe a career as a Public Librarian is right for you
The GED diploma that you’ve secured after passing the four GED modules allows for a great college education and perhaps becoming a Public Librarian is what attracts you. Never before has the profession of public librarian faced so many challenges. The twenty-first century has emerged as an exciting time of transition and change for public libraries.
Public librarians are leaders in community service as shown by, The Library Card net which provides a look at a variety of public libraries. It gives an extended view of all the exciting services offered by public libraries in the United States and Canada. Just browse the library links, and you will see how libraries bring together technology, people of all ages, information, and public service.
You might be happy being surrounded by books all day, and for many of us, that is all we ever wanted. It is important to remember that public librarians do much more than sit and check books in and out of a library. We are the custodians of data and objects that can be stored and cataloged.
Research and technology skills are important. Public librarians need to understand and work with both the Dewey Decimal system as well as computer databases. Librarians are navigating through data and creating better navigational tools. Be prepared to work with books and find a level of comfort with computer technology.
Many public librarians feel the on-going challenge of our profession, is a commitment to continuing education. On a daily basis, there is a need to develop creative ways to find and deliver information. Librarians need to keep abreast of current technological trends, and how best to use them. This commitment to continuing education also involves knowledge of current local, state and federal events and contemporary themes.
Public libraries contribute to a library culture with the library programs held for the community. The public library becomes a forum for communities. Continually sharpening your educational skills, will allow you to keep your library culture both creative and fresh.
The ability of public libraries to deliver both information and programming is based on public funding and private donations. Public librarians need to create and follow budgets. Public librarians will work with public officials, trustees and community leaders to seek the funding required for a robust community library.
The public librarian learns from the community they serve, what informational and recreational programs are required by your library patrons. The public service aspect of librarianship is key to understanding the daily working life of a public librarian. A librarian spends over 60 percent of their day working with people. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required for those who hope to find happiness and success in this field.
Working in a public library is a career to consider, only if you can wear many hats and work as a team player. In the public library, all the various aspects of librarianship come together. Librarians will work with all age groups and all types of requests for information. Those requests might be recreational or scholarly. As a professional, you will honor the validity and privacy of each request. Public librarians work hard to communicate with their communities. Public librarians become generalists or experts in dealing with the ambiguities in the twenty-first-century public we serve. Service is the cornerstone of public librarianship.
Generally, a public librarian must at least hold Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science (MLS). It is possible to work in a library without an MLS degree, as a paraprofessional.
Employment of librarians is expected to grow more slowly than the average for all occupations. The best opportunities for library work lie outside traditional settings, working for information brokers, private corporations, and consulting firms. Working in these settings, librarians are often classified as system analysts, database specialists, managers and researchers. (Source U.S. Dept. of Labor).
Future in Public Librarianship
The public librarian maintains a commitment to equal information access for all. Professionals will validate the continuing community need for the library as a concrete site in the community. Within the walls of a well run and well-funded library, cyberspace and shelf space need to coexist peacefully. What does this mean for a public librarian? It means a commitment to the past.
The Dewey Decimal system is still the standard by which bibliographic access to the collection is maintained. It also means a commitment to your future. Computer database searching is rapidly becoming the information choice of others. And yet again, many choose to use all available methods of information delivery.
The library stands as an institution where the professional will use all methods of information access available to “level the playing field” within a community. Librarians can access databases, and create databases. Digital Librarian, is a good example of using our traditional skills to create new library services.
Whatever the choice of access, the public library and public librarian are there to provide this service. To be a public librarian is to commit to a profession requiring continuing education, a level of comfort with ambiguity and above all the firm belief in the importance of equal information access for all. As the twenty-first-century public grows and changes at the speed of light, so too will the public librarian.
Public librarians reflect the communities the library serves. They provide innovative ways to respond to the needs of their communities. Public libraries are making all the benefits of the new technologies available and fulfilling their mission to allow equal access to everyone. Librarians dedicate themselves to maintaining the professional standards a very old profession has always used. Knowledge is power, and public librarians provide it.