The ACES program is a collaboration between MCPS, Montgomery College (MC), and the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) to create a seamless pathway from high school to college completion. The first year evaluation of the ACES program focused on students in Grades 11 and 12 in 10 MCPS schools with the ACES program. Students in the ACES program met one or more of the following risk factors: low income or single parent household; member of an underrepresented race/ethnicity group in higher education (such as Black or African American or Hispanic/Latino students); first generation college student; students with disabilities or in special education; immigrant or child of immigrant parents; homeless students or those living in unstable conditions. This brief focuses on a portion of the outcome evaluation, whose goal was to analyze the indicators associated with the first year of the ACES program. ACES students' demographic characteristics as well as outcome measures are described in this brief.
ACES Outcome Brief Final.pdf (572KB PDF)