ACES- Achieving College Excellence and Success

Creating a Seamless Pathway
from High School to College Completion

About ACES

Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES) is a collaborative program that seeks to create a seamless pathway from high school to college completion. A collaboration among MCPS, Montgomery College and the Universities at Shady Grove, ACES will focus on identifying and supporting students who come from backgrounds that are underrepresented in higher education and those who are the first in their family to attend college. The program began in the fall of 2013 at 10 high schools. Students apply to ACES in the spring of their sophomore year and, if accepted to the program, are assigned an academic coach during their 11th and 12th grades. Coaching and support through Montgomery College and Universities at Shady Grove will continue for ACES students who choose to attend these institutions.

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