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What is ACE?

ACE is an expanded learning program that takes place before school, afterschool, and in the summer. 

 In Texas, the 21st CCLC program is called the Texas Afterschool Centers on Education program, or Texas ACE. Texas ACE programs aim to improve student attendance, behavior, and academics, while providing safe supplemental learning space for students and families who otherwise would not have such opportunities. These grant-funded programs provide high quality supplemental enrichment activities that align with the regular academic program; and programs are encouraged to deliver those activities in creative, hands-on, and exploratory ways. TEA funds local Texas ACE programs through a competitive peer-review process.  

Each ACE program is managed by a full-time Site Coordinator who works with school leadership to supplement and support the academic and social-emotional needs of the campus. 

ACE offers activities in four component areas: academic assistance, academic enrichment, college and career readiness, and family engagement. 

Every ACE program offers supplemental support in reading and math. Other activity topics may include: writing, science, engineering, robotics, dance, theater, music, visual art, sports, martial arts, nutrition, scouting, and Texas Success Intuitive (TSI) preparation. 

What are the goals of ACE?

  • To support the needs of the campus community through supplemental academic enrichment and meaningful family engagement.
  • To help improve student outcomes in academics, attendance, and behavior. 
  • To provide a safe and supportive environment for students outside of school hours.


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