The Achieving a College Education Program (ACE) is a nationally recognized program that targets students who may not consider going to college and attaining a baccalaureate degree to be an achievable goal. Upon graduation from high school an ACE student may earn up to 24 transferable college credits.
- Is designed to help students make a smooth transition from high school through the community colleges on to a university and completion of a bachelor’s degree.
- Recruits high school students in their sophomore year to participate in the program in their high school junior and senior years.
- ACE students are enrolled in concurrent college courses as high school juniors and seniors
- Students attend college classes during the summer and on Saturdays during the fall and spring semesters
- Students can earn up to 24 college credits by the time they graduate from high school
- Maricopa ACE now serves over 100 high schools
- From 1988-2016 ACE has served over 16,000 students.