News & Events

  • Open House!
    Join us from 4 pm to 7 pm on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, to see our school and enjoy a free BBQ!
  • Fall Classes Begin!
    Want to kick up your Microsoft Office skills? Attend hour-long sessions in our Microsoft Office Boot Camp class beginning September 2 every Tuesday and Thursday from 4 pm to 5 pm. FREE for VACE students, grads, and staff members! Not a VACE student, grad, or staff member? Call for very reasonable prices! We also have a new Medical Assistant Skills Workshop! Visit our News page for details.
  • Unemployed? Need a Job? Between the ages of 18 – 21?
    VACE's WIA Youth Employment Program can help you earn your high school diploma or GED, and get a job. Call Jeffrey at 805.289.7925 ext. 1302 or email jeffrey.albaugh@
    adultedventura.edu. Let us help you become employed!
  • VACE Voted Favorite West County Trade School!
    VACE was again voted 2014 West County Favorite Trade School by readers of the Ventura County Star newspaper!
  • Ventura County Concert Band 51st Year!
    Free Concerts on November 9, 2014; January 25, 2015;
    April 12, 2015; June 7, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in the Ventura High School Auditorium. Fifty-one years of crowd-pleasing entertainment!
  • VACE Awarded "Health Champion Award"
    VACE was awarded the "Health Champion Award" given by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors.
  • First in State with Computer-based GED!
    In response to the increased demand for computer-based testing resulting from the phasing out of the paper-based GED test, VACE has opened a second Pearson-VUE test center dedicated to GED testing.

    Students may go online (www.gedcomputer.com) to complete the GED registration process, pay for and schedule tests, which are taken in our Pearson-Vue test Center.
  • High School/GED Wiki
  • WIA Funding Awarded to VACE
    Pending final approval by the California Department of Education, VACE has been re-awarded Workforce Investment ACT Title II Adult Education and Family Literacy Act funding.
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All classes are free. Some classes require purchase of text books. Classes are held at 5280 Valentine Road.

Citizenship Preparation

US Citizenship

This class is for U.S. Permanent Residents who are ready to prepare for the U.S. Citizenship interview and exam. Subjects include American History and Government. Get help filling out the N-400 application. Practice for the exam and interview. Call Heidi Sohn 805.289.7925 ext 1301 if you have questions.

Fall 2014 Session: Sep 9 - Nov 18, 2014
Spring 2015 Session: Feb 19 - Apr 30, 2015

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Sohn 5280 Valentine Road 229 T 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Sohn 5280 Valentine Road 229 Th 6:30 - 8:30 pm

 

Plaza Comunitaria Literacy Program

Spanish Language Elementary to High School Education

La Plaza Comunitaria de VUSD es un esfuerzo de colaboración con el Instituto Nacional para la Educación de Adultos de México (INEA) donde los adultos que hablan español (de 15 a 100 años de edad) pueden aprender de una amplia gama de habilidades desde el principio de la alfabetización hasta cursos de la escuela secundaria. La instrucción se ofrece en español y se ofrece cuidado de niños. Las clases se ofrecen en la Escuela Primaria Sheridan Way, en Salón 29 de 5 a 7 pm los martes y jueves.

Location Days Time
Sheridan Way Elementary T Th 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Spanish Language GED Preparation Classes

Un GED es equivalente a un diploma de escuela secundaria, bachillerato o prepa. El examen consta de cuatro temas:

•matemáticas
•ciencia
•estudios sociales
•lectura (incluye la escritura)
Cada tema se analiza por separado. Para pasar hay que sacar por lo menos 150 en cada tema y una puntuación media de 600 o más. Las clases se imparten en español y el examen es en español. El certificado es el mismo ya sea que tome el examen en español o inglés. Los cuatro temas se deben tomar en un solo idioma.

Las clases de preparación son gratis. Hay cargos adicionales para las pruebas y tendrá que pagar los honorarios de su prueba directamente a GED Testing Service, no VACE.

Todas las pruebas de GED serán en computadora. Las pruebas se pueden tomar en VACE u otra institución de pruebas; usted no puede tomarla en casa. Su maestro le ayudará a crear una cuenta de GED en línea y a registrarse para hacer pruebas.

Mecanografía y habilidades informáticas son esenciales. Se incluirán en las clases de preparación.

Registrarse lunes o jueves 6-9 pm en el salón 224.

Location Days Time
5280 Valentine Road, salón 224 MW 6:00 - 9:00 pm
5280 Valentine Road, salón 221 TTh 4:30 - 8:30 pm

English as a Second Language (ESL)

This program is designed to provide training in communication skills ranging from basic survival English through proficiency required for employment and higher education. Special emphasis is given to language for life situations including medical appointments, emergencies, employment, and more. All classes combine teacher-led instruction with BurlingtonEnglish computer-based learning (see below).This program is designed to provide training in communication skills ranging from basic survival English through proficiency required for employment and higher education. Special emphasis is given to language for life situations including medical appointments, emergencies, employment, and more.

All classes combine teacher-led instruction with BurlingtonEnglish computer-based learning (see below).

New Tool for Better Pronunciation: BurlingtonEnglish®

Ventura Adult and Continuing Education is pleased to offer students a subscription to BurlingtonEnglish to use at school and at home (internet access required). BurlingtonEnglish is effective because it listens to a student’s pronunciation and provides immediate correction and practice.

Instructions and translations are available in more than 15 languages. Need to focus on vocabulary specific to a career? There are modules for business, banking, medicine, education, law, hi-tech, hotels, cosmetology, and much more. Students say that BurlingtonEnglish is like having a private English teacher!

Morning ESL Classes on VACE Campus

Beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels are offered in separate classrooms.

Aug 19-22: Register in Room 225 between 9 am and 11 am and start class the same day.
After Aug 25: Register in Room 225 any Friday between 9 am and 11 am before the start of the next session. Sessions begin on these dates:
Sept 29 • Nov 17 • Jan 5 • Mar 2 • Apr 13 • May 18


Location Days Time
5280 Valentine Road MTWTh 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Evening ESL Classes on VACE Campus

Two levels are offered. Register in class on the first evening of each session or any Friday between 9 am and 11 am before the start of the next session. Sessions begin on these dates:
Aug 19 • Sept 29 • Nov 17 • Jan 5 • Mar 2 • Apr 13 • May 18

Location Days Time
5280 Valentine Road MTWTh 6:00 - 9:00 pm

ESL Classes in Ventura Avenue Area

ll levels welcome. For instructions on how to register, call Heidi Sohn 805.289.7925 ext 1301. Ella habla español.

Location Days Time
Sheridan Way Elementary* TTh 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Sheridan Way Elementary* MW 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Westview Community Center TTh 6:00 - 9:00 pm

*free childcare provided at Sheridan Way Elementary.

ESL Computer Lab on VACE Campus

Students can use computers for BurlingtonEnglish, Rosetta Stone, keyboarding, etc. Because this is not a class, students can arrive and leave any time the lab is open. Register in Room 225 during lab hours.

Location Days Time
5280 Valentine Road MTWTh 8:00 -9:00 am
5280 Valentine Road MTWTh 12:00 - 4:00 pm
5280 Valentine Road F 9:00 am - 12:00 pm