Welcome to Vermont Adult Learning! Vermont Adult Learning helps adult learners, ages 16 and older, acquire reading, writing, math and computer skills to earn high school diplomas/GEDs. We teach English Language Learners skills to advance educationally and at work. We engage in workforce development. Services are available in person and online. Text VAL to 833-900-0907 or contact our Learning Center nearest to you: https://vtadultlearning.org/find-us/.
Check out VAL’s Online Learning Center’s (OLC) course catalog, updated for SUMMER here: https://sites.google.com/vtadultlearning.org/course-catalog
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VAL remains committed to providing a healthy learning environment and will continue to follow the most current state guidance and CDC safety protocols when considering our policies.
One of the most important steps we all can take to keep ourselves, loved ones, and community members safe is to get the COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. Vaccines are highly effective in preventing death and hospitalization. There is no cost to get the vaccine which is available in many pharmacies and walk-in clinics around the state. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccination from the Vermont Department of Health.
VAL expects that all staff and students who are able to be vaccinated, including booster shots as appropriate, will do so. For more information on getting vaccinated in Vermont, visit Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine.
We no longer require masks in our learning centers. Anyone at high-risk or wishing to continue wearing a mask for other reasons is welcome to do so. We will continue to have masks available in our centers for those who need them.
Those who choose to wear a mask do so because it is a decision they have made for their health and safety. Vermont Adult Learning expects that decision to be respected.
If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, get tested according to the Department of Health guidelines. If the test comes back negative, you can come into VAL Learning Centers but please wear a mask until all symptoms have resolved. If you choose not to be tested, then stay home until all symptoms have resolved.
If you have concerns about your safety, please let us know so we can discuss options to address them.
An antigen test can be used if you have symptoms or if you are a close contact, but be sure to take BOTH tests, at least 24 hours apart.
An antigen test should be used if you tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days, because the other test types could continue to be positive due to your previous infection.
A PCR test is needed if you are testing a child under age 2, or need a lab result letter for travel or another reason.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
VAL is committing time, money, and resources with the goal of making Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) an integral piece of VAL culture. We would love to involve the insight of more VAL students, alumni, staff, board members, and community partners in this work. If you are interested in participating in some way with the VAL DEI Committee, please contact [email protected].