Adult Education

The Mount Rogers Regional Adult Education provides free services for Adult Basic Education, including GED test preparation and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.  Free classes are held at various places in the area, including the Bristol Public Library. Times are subject to change.  For more information, visit their website or email

You can also call 800-322-7748 or 276-739-2547.

GED classes are provided at the Bristol Public Library:  Monday and Wednesday: 10:00 am-1:00 pm & 5:00-8:00 pm  Tuesday and Thursday: 1:30-4:30 pm

ESL classes are provided at the Bristol Public Library:  Tuesday and Thursday: 4:30-7:30 pm

Located on the upper floor of the Bristol Public Library, the Homer and Ida Jones Creativity Center provides computer classes, one-on-one computer help, 3-D printing, adult coloring, and more.  They also offer the Tennessee Boating Safety Exam.  Test Proctoring is usually available. Expressive outlets such as crochet and creative writing classes are offered periodically.  The staff is able to help with resume and cover letter writing, job applications, housing applications, and more. Contact TJ DeWitt or Garry Wakely at 276-645-8790 for more information.

Online Education

Universal Class

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Transparent Language Online

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Testing & Education Reference Center

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