ACE Programs
(Access to College Education)

Access to College Education (ACE) is a partnership among 13 local school districts and four area colleges that aims to promote college among area youth. The initiative focuses on identifying the factors that may prevent a child from aspiring toward a college degree and works to change the student’s outlook on higher education.

As part of the ACE program, students and their parents have a chance to participate in nearly 30 educational and cultural programs per year.  These activities are held at the participating college campuses and at local high schools throughout the year.

Typical ACE Program Events

  • Dollar and Sense for 10th and 11th graders at Ithaca College
  • Pizza and Bowling Night for 9th graders and parents at Cornell University
  • Gallery Talk and Tour for 10th – 12th grade students and parents at SUNY Cortland
  • Orientation Welcome Conference for 8th graders and parents at TC#
  • Dessert and Drama (“The Count of Monte Cristo” for all students at Ithaca College
  • Spring Regional Institute for all students at Cortland High School
  • 10th Grade Campus Visit to SUNY Cortland
  • Dessert and Drama for all at SUNY Cortland
  • 12th Grade Campus Visit to Cornell University
  • Cornell Trip at Cornell University for 10th graders
  • Spring Regional Institute for all at an area high school (TBA)
  • College Night for all at TC3
  • 9th Grade Campus Event: Spirit Day at SUNY Cortland
  • Grade Campus Visit to TC3
  • Fall Regional Institute for all at DeRuyter High School
  • 10th Grade Campus Event: Dream and Achieve for 10th grade students and parents at Cornell University
  • Dessert and Drama (“Urinetown the Musical”) for all at Ithaca College Dillingham Center
  • Dessert and Drama for all at SUNY Cortland Dowd Fine Arts Center
  • Fall Regional Insitute for all at Lansing High School
  • 9th Grade Campus Visit to Ithaca College
  • 11th Grade Campus Event: Making Choices for 11th grade students and parents at Ithaca College

 

More Information About ACE

ACE Program

ACE PowerPoint Presentation