• Achieving a College Education (ACE) Program

    The mission of the ACE Program is to academically prepare students, increase graduation rates among first generation college bound students, and to assist students in making a seamless transition from high school into community college and then to transfer into a four-year university to complete a baccalaureate degree.

What is the ACE Program?

    • Two-year scholarship Program

    • Applications are only accepted during the students sophomore year.

    • If accepted, students attend college classes at Scottsdale Community College (SCC) during their junior and senior years of high school

    • Tuition is FREE

    • Students earn up to 24 college credits

    • Students are responsible for paying for their college textbooks

Who Qualifies?

  • Eligible applicants must be a high school sophomore and meet at least two of the following criteria: 

    • First member of your family to attend college (neither parent can have a bachelor’s degree) 

    • Live in a single-parent home, foster care or temporary housing

    • Economic hardship

    • Underrepresented ethnic group

    • Legacy - have a sibling or relative that participated in the ACE Program

    • Teen parent

    • Work 10 – 30 hours per week

Enrollment Information

Expectations and Commitments

    • Students are to attend and complete college courses to the best of their ability

    • Students are responsible for paying for their college textbooks

    • Students are responsible for their own transportation to the college

    • Students must attend Monthly MANDATORY meetings/workshops while attending the program

    • Students are on a scholarship, therefore academic progress is important and will be monitored by grade checks and one on one meetings

Program Schedule

First Year (Junior Year)

  • 2 classes - Summer (May-June 2020)

    1 class - Fall (August – December 2020)

    1 class - Spring (January – May 2021)

Second Year (Senior Year)

  • 2 classes - Summer (May- June 2021)

    1 class - Fall (August – December 2021)

    1 class - Spring (January – May 2022)

Contact Information