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@ 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 ( 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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Workplace Skills and Functional Academics

The Arc of Ventura County Program

The Arc of Ventura County, in cooperation with Ventura Adult and Continuing Education, provides programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Study areas include life skills, functional academic, community access, and workplace skills. For information, contact the Arc of Ventura County at 650-8611.

Instructor Location Days Time
Lerma/Colp The Arc of Ventura County MWThF 8:00 - 11:00 am
Lerma/Colp The Arc of Ventura County MWThF 11:30 - 2:30 pm
Sawyer/Wilson The Arc of Ventura County MWThF 8:00 - 11:00 am
Sawyer/Wilson The Arc of Ventura County MWThF 12:00 - 2:30 pm

Community Access Skills and Functional Academics

Community Access Skills and Functional Academics

This class is designed to assist adult students with intellectual, emotional, physical, or developmental limitations to increase awareness of their own strengths and abilities. Activities are designed to develop communication, self-care, daily living, reading, writing, and computational skills. Students learn to utilize community resources for greater independence within the community and at home.

Instructor Location Days Time
Colp/Lerma The Arc of Ventura County MF 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Life Skills and Functional Academics

Life Skills and Functional Academics

This program provides life skills training for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to promote a more independent lifestyle. Training targets self-care skills, values, grooming, communication, money management, shopping, utilizing community resources, cooking, socialization, community access skills, and basic functional academics.

Instructor Location Days Time
Colp The Arc of Ventura County W 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wilson to be arranged