Thomas Jefferson Adult Career Education


TJACE Fall 2021 schedule
        View the fall 2021 schedule

TJACE @PVCC offers instruction for area adults to help enhance core academic skills and earn a high school diploma or GED, improve English Language Skills for speakers of other languages (ESL), and prepare for next career steps through integrated education and training programs.  

The TJACE @PVCC goal is to provide quality services and convenient access to adult education services.

TJACE serves more than 600 adults in Central Virginia, which includes the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson and the City of Charlottesville.

How do I get started?

Registration for Fall Session opens on August 30.

Fall classes run from September 13 – December 16, 2021

Sign up for an Assessment session.

TJACE @PVCC wants to get you into the class that best meets your needs. The first step is to come to TJACE for an assessment. All new students must take an assessment prior to starting classes. During the assessment, you will meet with an advisor and register for classes. 

How Much Do Classes Cost?

All classes are free. The NEDP program cost is $50. Scholarships are available.

TJACE Programs



Request Information

Complete and submit the information request form to learn more about TJACE @PVCC classes and programs.  


Becky Payton VAACE Teacher of the Year

Becky Payton Wins Teacher of the Year Award

The Virginia Association for Adult and Continuing Education (VAACE) has announced that Becky Payton is the winner of the 2020 Joan E.D. Kushnir Teacher of the Year Award for Adult Education. One adult education teacher in the entire state of Virginia is selected for this prestigious annual award. Congratulations Becky!

Upcoming Events

Volunteers Needed

ESL class annual scarf sale
Students in the evening ESL class participate in an annual scarf sale to practice English

We need you! Do you have spare time? TJACE needs volunteers to assist in the classrooms, with special projects and events. Day and evening times are available. For more information, call Cherry at 434.961.5465 or email

“I always walk away with the feeling that I just helped someone achieve something she could not have achieved on his or her own.” —Volunteer

Student Resources


Thomas Jefferson Adult & Career Education @ PVCC 
935-A Second St., SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902 (map)

233 Fourth Street NW Charlottesville, VA 22903 (Across from the Staples office supply store downtown)(map)

VA Career Works Charlottesville Center 
944 Glenwood Station Lane, Suite 103 Charlottesville, VA, 22901(map)

PVCC Main Building 
501 College Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (map)

Fluvanna Adult Education Center 
14455 James Madison Highway, Palmyra,  VA (map)

PVCC Giuseppe Center (2nd Floor, Greene County Library)
222 Main Street, Stanardsville, VA 22973 (map)

Louisa County Public Schools (LCPS) Adult & Career Education Center 
815 Davis Highway, Mineral, VA (map