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About ACE

ACE Program Mission Statement

The mission of the ACE (Achieving a College Education) Program is to help students make a smooth transition from high school, through community college, and transfer to a university where they can complete a baccalaureate degree.

ACE Program Goals

  • To demystify higher education, its requirements, costs and benefits.
  • To familiarize students with college life.
  • To provide tools for students to succeed socially, academically, and personally.
  • To assist students in identifying educational, career, and vocational goals and interests.
  • To identify sources of financial assistance and scholarships and facilitate students in the application process.
  • To empower parents/guardians to become actively involved in students' education and future.
  • To collaborate with local educational institutions, community partnerships, and the private sector.
  • To provide continuous follow-up and support to each cohort which will ensure retention and tracking.

ACE Results

Cite: MCCCD, Progress Report on ACE, 2007

  • Beginning with the 2001 Cohort:
    • On average, 83% of ACE students graduated from high school.
    • On average, 76% of the ACE students were retained in the ACE program.
    • Students retained earned an average 20.5 college credits while in high school.
    • Students who completed just the first year of the program earned an average of 7.1 college credits.
  • 2006 High School Graduate Survey:
    • ACE students graduating from high school in 2006 had an average high school GPA of 3.12
    • 83% of ACE students graduated early or on time in 2006.

"Don't forget to update ACE if you have a new e-mail, cell phone or if you move. We want to keep you in the ACE loop"

Contact Us

Contact Us
Phone: 602-787-7163
Fax: 602-787-7175

On Campus
Student Development
Building: KSC 119
Mon-Thur 8:00am to 6:00pm
Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm


Norma Corral-Chandler
Interim Director of Early Outreach Programs
ACE Program Director
Student Development 

Heather Kruse
Student Development Director
ACE Program Director
Student Development 

Lydia Perez
ACE Program Coordinator
Student Development 

Roseanna Martinez
ACE/HOL Retention Assistant
Student Development 

Yolanda Reynoso
Office Coordinator
Student Development 

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