Access to College Education (ACE) is an innovative, one of a kind, grassroots partnership among several local H.S. districts and four nearby colleges: SUNY Cortland, Cornell, Ithaca College, and Tompkins Cortland Community College. The basic purpose of ACE is to motivate students to begin planning for their future.
We offer a wide variety of over 30 educational and cultural programs per year for both our H.S. students and their parents. These events are provided throughout the school year and during the summer at our member schools and college campuses.
Through our workshops, ACE tries to present a varied selection of fun, interactive and informative learning opportunities for ACE families.
(Study Skills, Financial Aid workshops, College Plays and Career programs are just a few our offerings.)
ACE is completely unique to central NY. It includes 12 area school districts with roughly 800 enrolled 9th-12th graders plus 129 (still adding) new 8th graders.
Districts include: Cincinnatus, Cortland, DeRuyter, Dryden, Homer, Lansing, Marathon, McGraw, Moravia, Newfield, South Seneca, and as of last spring, Southern Cayuga.
Typically students join at the end of 8th grade, but may also join in later grades. For information on joining, please check with Your School District's ACE liaison.
The more students and parents participate in ACE, the more they benefit from being in it.