Adult and Community Education (ACE) Overview

Learn More About ACE

In 1955, the Fairfax County Public School Board established Adult and Community Education (ACE). The mission of ACE is to supply lifelong learning and educational opportunities to the community. These classes are held at school and county locations or online. Our classes are offered all 12 months out of the year, seven days a week. We support excellence, equity, and opportunity and use best practices in teaching and learning to offer affordable classes both virtually and in person.

ACE Training and Scholarship Foundation

Support the ACE Training and Scholarship Foundation! The ACE Training and Scholarship Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization created in 2002 to provide tuition assistance to low income adult students taking classes and programs offered through the Adult Community Education (ACE) program in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). Classes include English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), occupational training, and certificate programs. Scholarship funds are applied to tuition, books, and/or course materials.

For more information, contact [email protected].

ACE Class Overview

The ACE program includes individual courses and certificate programs. The classes available include – Adult ESOL, apprenticeship, business, information technology, health and medical, trade and industrial, culinary arts, world languages, and a selection of other enrichment opportunities.

For more information about our different programs, please visit:

ACE Class OverviewsCourse Catalog
Adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) ClassesView current Adult ESOL Classes
Adult Enrichment ClassesView current Adult Enrichment Classes
World Language Classes for AdultsView current Adult World Language Classes
FCPS ACE Apprenticeship, Trade, and Industry Courses and
Career Readiness Certifications

View current Apprenticeship Classes

View current Trade and Industry Classes

Business, Computer Courses and
Career Readiness Program

View current Business and Computer Classes

View current CAE Approved Classes

Driver Education

View current Driver Education Classes
Health and Medical Career classes
Career Readiness Certifications
View current Health and Medical Classes
Selected K-12 Enrichment ProgrammingView current ACE K12 Enrichment Classes
ACE Online Anytime Classes View current ACE Online Anytime Classes 

ACE works with regional organizations and the Fairfax County Government about classes offered. We make sure classes such as world languages and lifelong learning are offered in addition to classes that teach skills needed to find and succeed in the job market.

Our administrative office is in Falls Church, Virginia. And our Registration office is in Springfield, Virginia. We employ both full-time staff and part-time instructors.

Furthermore, ACE provides registration support services to Summer Learning and selected school year programs such as FCPS’ Self-Directed Economics and Personal Finance.


Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). You can also go to our Contact Us page to submit your question with an email. Students can also reach out to the ACE Career and Outreach Specialist with questions about ACE certificates, Career Readiness Programs, student payment plans, and Americans with Disabilities (ADA) accommodations.