Adult and Community Education is headquartered in Springfield, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C., and offers a wide variety of courses, certificate programs, and career training to adults and children. Established in 1955 by action of the Fairfax County Public Schools School Board, ACE began with 108 students. ACE now proudly serves over 24,000 students and is one of the largest adult education, non-collegiate institutions in the nation. Most classes are supported by user fees and grants and are not funded from the school system’s operating budget.
The ACE mission within the Fairfax County Public School system is to provide lifelong literacy and educational opportunities for residents of all ages through implementation of best academic and business practices.
We strive to provide you access to programs that are high quality, affordable, and enjoyable. We have something for everyone and are a key part of what makes Fairfax County a vital, vibrant community. Enjoy the company of like-minded individuals as you learn a new skill, prepare for a new adventure in life, or simply add some genuine satisfaction to your day. Come experience new friends and a sense of community with us.
ACE Weather and Emergency Information
When inclement weather or other emergency situations require closure of FCPS schools, ACE classes are also canceled; when FCPS classes are delayed, ACE adult classes will begin on time. ACE morning GLOBAL Plus classes for elementary students are canceled when FCPS classes are delayed.
ACE students may sign up for News You Choose messages and have them delivered directly to their email with up to date, detailed information on the delay and/or closing. Please click the link below to sign up for News You Choose messages.