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. 

Registration and Assessment

The assessment is a way to play you in the right class: the class that's best for you. All new students must take an assessment prior to starting class. You will complete the registration form at this time. Any tuition fees must be paid before you can begin class.

  • To schedule your assessment, please call 434-961-5461. 
  • Note that pre-registration is required for all assessments.
  • Morning and evening appointments are available.

What's new?

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  • NEW: Integrated Core Skills for Health Care Careers Prepare for an exciting career in health care while you work toward a GED® and build your core skills in reading, writing, speaking and math! This new offering, held at ...
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  • Veteran & Community Job Fair: Wednesday, September 13th
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Do you 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


Buy: Voices of Adult Learners 21st Edition—2018 
Buy: Voices of Adult Learners 20th Anniversary Edition
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 online.

At Washington Park—Downtown Charlottesville 10a-4p 

Each year we celebrate the cultural and linguistic diversity of our local community. The 15th Annual Festival of Cultures is Saturday May 12th, 2018. It 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 Washington 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 Washington Park on Preston Ave. in downtown Charlottesville. This event is FREE and open to the public.

2017-2018 Calendar

The Student Scholarship Fundraiser
Goal: $5000

TJACE Goes to Richmond!

For educators and students—a complete "How To" guide for purchasing, scheduling, accommodations and more.



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