Thomas Jefferson Adult and Career Education (TJ ACE)

Serving adults in the Charlottesville region including Albemarle, CharlottesvilleFluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson Counties. Our goal is to provide quality services and convenient access to adult education. Through strong community partnerships, we strive to offer the best instruction to area adults in GED Preparation and English for Speakers of Other Languages—ESOL instruction

College and Career Readiness (CCR) Core Skills help you prepare for the GED plus a whole lot more! 

We will help you build core skills in reading, writing, math, science, social studies, computer and workplace skills needed for your next career step.  CCR Core Skills help you prepare for the GED, NEDP (National External Diploma Program), CRC (Career Readiness Certificate), VPT  (Va Placement Test) for college, and other workplace certifications. 

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  • Charlottesville Community Job Fair This Wednesday May 11th—Dress your best, bring your resume, and be ready to introduce yourself to 60 area employers! Make a great first impression on employers who are hiring ...
    Posted May 7, 2016, 9:54 AM by Webmaster, TJACE
  • Plugged In News PluggedIn Virginia launched its third cohort on February 1. This ambitious group of adult learners is taking a combination of PVCC courses and an adult education seminar focused on work ...
    Posted Apr 11, 2016, 6:54 AM by Webmaster, TJACE
  • Festival of Cultures Just 33 more days until the annual FESTIVAL OF CULTURES. Organized by this Charlottesville Adult Learning Center! Mark your calendars. Plan to bring friends and stay a while. There will ...
    Posted Apr 11, 2016, 6:20 AM by Webmaster, TJACE
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Want to practice your skills? Sign up for a class or take any of our free practices quizzes! Take Free Quizzes on the Thomas Jefferson Adult and Career Education Center (TJACE) practice GED website! 

Within the pages of this website, current and prospective students are able to hone their skills by taking GED Preparation and ESL instruction quizzes. The hope is that this preparation will supplement what is learned in TJACE taught courses. Feel free to browse through the site

The Voices of Adult Learners is a celebration bringing together adults from literacy, GED and ESL education programs to share their compelling stories. Students enrolled in literacy and adult education programs have composed a variety of writings about family, work, education and life changes. This is a yearly Virginia Festival of the Book event, free and open to the public. Read the stories submitted for this years' event online.

Charlottesville Festival of Cultures

At Lee Park—Downtown Charlottesville 10a-4p 
Each year we celebrate the cultural and linguistic diversity of our local community. The 13th Annual Festival of Cultures, 2016, will be a day of free family-friendly fun with all-day entertainment: music, dance, song, and storytelling. Enjoy hands-on cultural crafts activities, visit cultural exhibits, food, and artisan vendors. The Festival is a gathering place where all can meet, share in, and learn about each others' cultures. Here you can take a passport and "travel the world in Lee Park". The Festival is organized by us with the involvement and support of many other individuals and organizations and provides an opportunity for building bridges of communication between new Americans and established residents. The Festival is in Lee Park on Market Street next to Main Branch of the Library in downtown Charlottesville. This event is FREE and open to the public.

SPOTLIGHT ON! Louisa Students

Spring 2016 Catalog



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