Achieving a College Education Program (ACE)

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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 1988-2014 ACE has served over 18,000 students

You can find more information on the Maricopa County Community Colleges Website here.