ALC teachers and staff have a Grinch holiday luncheon!
The Adult Learning Center provides courses in GED Prep, English Language Acquisition (ELA) and Medical Career & Community Education.
As a part of the Virginia Beach City Public School system, the Adult Learning Center offers the community a variety of courses for both personal and professional enrichment.
Mission: The mission of the Adult Learning Center (ALC) is to equip adults with 21st century skills by providing rigorous and relevant instruction that enables learners to compete in the global society.
ALC teachers and staff have a Grinch holiday luncheon!
Congratulations to our new ALC Teacher of the Year Paula Hernandez - awarded in a surprise announcement at the annual holiday luncheon. Paula has been teaching at the ALC English Language Acquisition (ELA) program for two years and has been a teacher since 2010 - teaching in Georgia and also Hampton, VA.
Mrs. Hernandez said that it is her students that motivate her.
"I have a 69-year-old student and he's making progress. I am in awe. You can learn at any age, any stage of life."
The ALC staff and students in cooperation with the Marine Toys for Tots organization, collected new toys for children during the holiday season. Last year Toys for Tots collected 91,375 toys that went to 14,761 children just in our area.
TCC's Economics & Finance Professor Marilyn Castro visited our Advanced English class today. Ms. Castro talked to the class about charity, community involvement and career advancement opportunities. She discussed different career paths & requirements other than a 4-year degree. She said she believes volunteering not only benefits those around us, but it also impacts those who are volunteering. Thank you Ms. Castro for sharing your wisdom with our students, as she said, "Your community is not where you were born, but where you live right now."
Thanks to everyone who made ALC’s Health Expo 2019 a success today. There were free health screenings, flu shots, and hearing/vision screenings. The event was sponsored by the Thalia Lions Club and the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health. Thanks also to the Medical Reserve Corps volunteers. VBSchools
Clinical Medical Assistants studying hard; next week is their last week of classes. #CMA #medicalcareer
Keep an eye out for our catalog in January for new healthcare classes.
There is still time to sign up for FREE medical training for those who qualify. ***10 seats remaining.*** Call for an interview by Dec. 12th!
(757) 648-6066 or email [email protected]
ALC promoting our medical career classes, GED® Prep and English Language Acquisition programs at the 2019 VBCPS College and Continuing Education Night last night.
Happy Thanksgiving! The ALC will be closed today, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29.
Representatives of the National Alliance on Mental Illness assisted our teachers by providing resources and strategies to support our students who have a mental illness. Pictured with Dr. Heather Lamb, Mrs. Rachel Pressler-Rudman, and Ms. Elaine Little.
Free medical training for those who qualify.
Reminder: The ALC and all VBCPS schools and administrative offices will be closed today, Nov. 11, in observance of #VeteransDay.
Thanks to Navy sailor, Isaias Hernandez who spoke to the Advanced English Language Acquisition (ELA) class about work readiness skills this week. He focused on bringing creativity and innovation to the work place. He spoke to the class about his previous experiences in this area, and how he has created different processes to make his job more effective and accurate.
ALC Medical Programs Recognition Ceremony, Fall 2018-Spring 2019! Thanks to all our students who participated, our medical instructors with special thanks to Ms. Joyce Myers; Ms. Nicole Lattimore; and Ms. Emily Martin; our Program Planner Ms. Christine McCabe; our new Director Dr. Joey Phillips; Graduate Speaker Ms. Onaysha Lambert; and Keynote Speaker Dr. Denise Harris-Proctor, a local obstetrician & gynecologist at The Group for Women.
Meet our New ALC Director!
Joey Phillips, Ph.D., is a 29-year career educator who has been associated with Virginia Beach City Public Schools for more than 20 years. Dr. Phillips served as an Employee Relations Specialist, Middle School Assistant Principal and Special Education Teacher. He also taught as an adjunct Assistant Professor for Old Dominion University and Cambridge College. Dr. Phillips received his doctorate from Virginia Tech in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. He has a master's degree in Special Education from George Mason University and a bachelor's degree from St. Mary's College of Maryland. He was selected as the 2001 Teacher of the Year at Salem Elementary School. Dr. Phillips is the father of five children and Papa to two grandchildren. He is also a U.S. Navy Veteran.
Dr. Phillips acknowledges that he was not a proficient student growing up but believes everyone can succeed. In his words, “My personal journey from high school dropout to Ph.D. left me with the determination to never give up on any student." He went on to explain his struggles this way: "Those challenges were instrumental in the development of a 'growth mindset' and the persistent determination to make a difference."
Happy Halloween from the ALC!
Beach Bag food drive at the ALC! Students and staff gathered items for the Virginia Beach City Public Schools Beach Bags program. The program provides shelf-stable meals and healthy snacks to students who might otherwise go hungry during weekends and over school breaks.
Thanks to our ALC Community Education Program Planner, Mrs. Christine McCabe, for presenting the many exciting job training opportunities, skills improvement and fun classes that the Community Education Department offers to our English Language Acquisition (ELA) students and to our community!
ALC's Lisa Belcher, left, and Dr. Heather Lamb representing our programs at the Virginia Beach Re-entry Council Job Fair last week.
The Adult Learning Center will be participating in the Beach Bags Food Drive! Beginning Mon., 10/14 to 10/24, all students and staff should bring their items to the main office. What’s in a Beach Bag? Individual-sized cereal boxes or oatmeal packets; 8 oz. shelf-stable milk cartons; shelf-stable main course items: ravioli, spaghetti & meatballs, beef stew, chicken & dumplings, tuna/chunk chicken, macaroni cheese, chunky soups, etc.; 4 oz. or larger fruit cups and/or 100% juice boxes; and individually wrapped snack items: granola/cereal bars, raisins, pretzels, snack crackers, etc.
Virginia Beach Police Department is partnering with the ALC to build positive relationships with the Hispanic community as they participate in Unity Week next week!
ALC wants to thank Sandy Hopkins, Dorothy Williams and other library staff for speaking to our English Language Acquisition (ELA) students about Virginia Beach Public Library services!
Our Pharmacy Technician students working hard in their hands-on lab.#pharmacytech #healthcarecareers
Become a Personal Fitness Trainer! There is still time to sign up, classes start tomorrow evening, Oct. 1. This course also includes an internship; and there is national certification through World Instructor Training Schools (WITS). Register:
Thanks to former ALC medical career student Victoria McGee for taking time to speak today to our Clinical Medical Assistant day class and for patiently answering student questions.
Our Medical Career Programs are starting this month! For more information call 757-648-6050; ext. 64608.
* Pharmacy Technician - 9/23 to 11/18 – 9A-12:30P or 10/07 to 12/3 – 6P-9:30P
* Medical Billing and Coding - 9/23 to 11/18 – 6P-9:30P
* Medical Administrative Assistant - 9/30 to 11/20 – 6P-9:30P
* Clinical Medical Assistant - 9/30 to 1/16 – 6P-9:30P
To allow families time to prepare for whatever Hurricane Dorian brings to Hampton Roads, VBCPS has cancelled all evening classes at the Adult Learning Center. In addition, all schools and administrative offices will be closed Friday, Sept. 6.
Watercolor Pencils - Ebb & Flow With Control starts Tues., Sept. 3! Register online: http://www.registration.adultlearning.vbschools.com/frmSearchCourses.aspx
There is still time to register for the Thursday evening Medical Career Information Session - Thur., Aug 29, 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Please Sign Up at: https://forms.gle/6GPQ3L1YzAzRNiJA7
Fall #ART classes are starting! 2102-01 #Watercolor Pencils - Ebb & Flow With Control starts Sept. 3. Register at: alc.vbschools.com
Sign up now to declutter and get organized - begin fall with a renewed purpose. Register at alc.vbschools.com for 3240-01 Decluttering Your Life Inside and Out. #declutter
Learn About Our Exciting Healthcare Programs at next week's Medical Career Information Session - Thur., Aug 29, 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Please Sign Up at: https://forms.gle/6GPQ3L1YzAzRNiJA7
There is still time to register for next week's Intermediate Guitar Part 1! #guitarclass
The Guitar Master Class is our newest and most advanced course. Class (2131-01) is 8 sessions (Aug 20 to Oct 8) and meets Tues. evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $69 with a Seniors Price of $53.
Master Guitar Class - Register Online:
For more information on our Medical Training programs for those between the ages of 18 and 24, contact Lisa Belcher at (757) 648-6066 or email [email protected].
Meet our new ALC director - John T. Parkman! Mr. Parkman was formerly the Landstown Middle School principal and has been a Virginia Beach City Public Schools administrator for more than 18 years. He received a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education/English from Virginia Wesleyan College where he played soccer, a lifetime passion of his. He received a master's degree from Old Dominion University in School Administration. He is a former Norview High School Dean of Students and began his teaching career there teaching English. ALC’s former director Randi Riesbeck retired in June.
Virginia Beach City Government
JULY 4 TRAFFIC ADVISORY: We're anticipating approximately 100,000 visitors this holiday weekend. To facilitate traffic and accommodate the larger-than-normal crowds entering the Resort Area, traffic on I-264 eastbound may be diverted at Parks Ave. and redirected westbound on I-264 beginning at 8 p.m. on Thurs., July 4 until 1 a.m., on Fri., July 5, or until traffic is flowing safely.
During this diversion, the eastbound exit for S. Birdneck Rd. and the westbound exit for First Colonial Rd. may be closed. Other routes into the Resort Area will remain open: General Booth Blvd., Virginia Beach Blvd., Laskin Rd. and Shore Dr.
Traffic near Mount Trashmore along Independence Blvd., Edwin Dr. and South Blvd. will also be heavy, due to the annual July 4th Celebration.
The City has partnered with WAZE to provide real-time traffic updates. Download the WAZE app for free from Google Play or the Apple Store.
Special event parking will be $10, both at the Mount Trashmore lots and at municipal lots and garages in the Resort Area.
Police will be monitoring traffic to ensure emergency vehicles can quickly and safely respond to calls for service.
The Foundations Transition Program offers paid training for out-of-school youth between the ages of 18 and 24 who would like a career in the healthcare field. For more information, contact Lisa Belcher at 757-648-6066 or [email protected].
The Literacy Council
Our English Language Acquisition (ELA) students are participating in a new course offering this summer - the ELA to GED® Bridge Class. The class provides students with multiple pathways to succeed in the GED® program.
Adult Learning Center GED Recognition Ceremony Class of 2019
34th Annual Ceremony, Thursday, May 23, 2019
34th Annual Ceremony, Thursday, May 23, 2019
Adult Learning Center GED Recognition Ceremony Class of 2019, instructors and staff.
Getting ready at the GED® Recognition Ceremony rehearsal - Wednesday night. Don't forget the ceremony is tonight Thursday, May 23, 6 p.m. at Princess Anne High School.
5100 Cleveland St
Virginia Beach, VA
Bus No. 20 (Route 020) located in front of Restaurant Warehouse on 5112 Virginia Beach Blvd.
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