Adult Education 6-81

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 6-81


Adult Education

  1. General Objectives

    The general objectives of adult education shall be the same as those of other levels of public education, namely to prepare individuals for full democratic citizenship, to provide them with means for economic improvement and cultural development, and to enrich their personal and family lives. The program shall be sponsored by the School Board and shall be controlled and administered in the same general fashion as other parts of the educational program.

  2. Scope of the Program

    The extent of the program shall be determined by a balance between community needs and the willingness of the School Division residents to provide for the program in the School Board budget.

  3. Types of Activities

    The educational needs of adult residents may be met by the offering of activities in the following areas:

    • Adult Basic Education
    • General Educational Development
    • English for Speakers of Other Languages
    • Community Education Courses

    No continuing curriculum shall be fixed, but activities shall be designed to meet the needs and wishes of individuals and of the community.

  4. Fees

    Fees are charged to persons admitted to selected adult education classes.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-223, as amended, Definitions.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-225, as amended, Authority of school boards.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-253.13:1, Standard 1. Instructional programs supporting the Standards of Learning and other educational objectives.

Adopted by School Board: October 21, 1969
Amended by School Board: August 18, 1970
Amended by School Board: June 19, 1979
Amended by School Board: August 21, 1990
Amended by School Board: July 16, 1991
Amended by School Board: July 13, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: April 24, 2018