Thomas Jefferson Adult and Career Education (TJ ACE)

Serving adults in the Charlottesville region including
Albemarle, Fluvanna, 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.


Voices of Adult Learners—TJ ACE at the Virginia Festival of the Book

The Voices of Adult Learners Celebration brings 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 Virginia Festival of the Book event, free and open to the public. 

Read the stories submitted for this years' event.



Charlottesville Festival of Cultures

Join us on May 9, 2015 at Lee Park—Downtown Charlottesville 10a-4p

Come and celebrate the cultural and linguistic diversity of our local community. The 12th Annual Festival of Cultures 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.





PluggedInVA is a program that prepares adult learners with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the workforce and in college. The program offers: Customer service training and national certification; 9 credits through PVCC; Virginia Career Readiness Certification; Computer skills and certification; Career exploration and tools for workplace success; Intensive 5 day schedule with supportive instructors; Meetings and workshops with local employers. Find out more


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  • Refugees Petition for Bus Service Refugees Petition for Bus Service with the help of their English as a Second Language Teachers Kate Steers and Heidi Gordon, they decided to try to do something about it ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2015, 1:19 PM by Webmaster, TJACE
  • Spring Catalog 2015 The Spring TJ ACE class catalog, for classes April through June, is here—ready to view and share with friends and family. 
    Posted Apr 8, 2015, 1:22 PM by Webmaster, TJACE
  • You Are Invited! Voices of Adult Learners! Sharing Stories, Celebrating Lives—March 19th 530p at Burnley-Moran Elementary School.
    Posted Mar 19, 2015, 6:42 AM by Webmaster, TJACE
  • Thomas Jefferson Adult and Career Education working to offer GED alternative There was a great article in Sunday's Daily Progress about a new path to GED program that we'll be offering. "Introduced in 1975, the National External Diploma Program ...
    Posted Feb 17, 2015, 4:53 PM by Webmaster, TJACE
  • Upcoming "See for Free" Events Is the GED in your future? Come take the official GED Ready Practice Test and See for FREE. Find out if you are ready to pass the GED test or ...
    Posted Jan 13, 2015, 6:13 PM by Webmaster, TJACE
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