Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE) Grant
The hands-on afterschool program ACE seeks to serve students and their families through a safe learning space. At ACE, students deepen their understanding of core school subjects and STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), choose personal interests to explore, and develop skills for a successful future. ACE focuses on providing each individual student with what they need to learn, grow, and succeed.
Education Service Center Region 12 works in partnership with the Texas Education Agency Grant to provide the ACE program in 15 qualifying schools (50% or more economically disadvantaged students) in Central Texas. ACE is funded by the 21st CCLC program and administered by the U.S. Department of Education.
Meeting Student Needs, Making Parent Connections
ACE does more than help students build skills and improve school subject comprehension. The program also focuses on the student's family. Parents benefit from a safe program that allows them to focus on supporting their family. The various family engagement events offered at ACE all maintain the core goal and desire to welcome and include families in continued learning after school hours. Participating ACE families enjoy these opportunities to connect with each other and make lasting memories.