Thomas Jefferson Adult Career Education


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?

Sign up for an Assessment session. The TJACE team wants you to get 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. 

Summer Registration 

Summer schedule cover with two female adult learners

Registration for summer 2024 will open June 10, at 8:30 a.m. Students must register in person at the Adult Learning Center (ALC) at IX Art Park. All summer session classes are FREE, except the National External Diploma Program (NEDP), which is $50. Students must register in person at the Adult Learning Center (ALC) at IX Art Park. 

Assessments are required for new students. Call 434.961.5461 to schedule an assessment. 

NEW! Family Learning Classes

View the family learning class schedule.

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.  

Annual 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 

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

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

PVCC Main Building  
501 College Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903 

Fluvanna Adult Education Center  
14455 James Madison Highway, Palmyra,  VA

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

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