One of the biggest goals of ACE is to get students thinking about their future expectations.
ACE programs are designed to open students' minds to the idea of college in their future and to help them begin to dream about what kind of career they would like to have.
Events are provided throughout the school calendar year including the following summer and are hosted by the various schools and Colleges in the ACE consortium.
Just because a student isn't planning to attend one of our four consortium colleges is no reason not to go to a particular event there.
Each of the four colleges host ACE events. These are ACE events and are in no way intended as a "recruitment tool" for that campus.
Whether it be at a high school or a college, the workshop is what is important, not where it's hosted.
The programs are each designed for specific ages/grades to attend throughout high school.
Some programs are designed for 'students only' while the majority are specifically designed for both students and their parents to attend.
The more events you attend, the more you benefit from being in the ACE program.
How much you benefit is completely up to you!
For New ACE members. Once you have formally joined ACE (by attending an Information Night at your school and/or returning your commitment form) your school will send us their list of new ACE students. Our office will then send you a flier/invitation about the ACE Welcome.
- one per grade
- grade specific
School Field Trips hosted by the local campuses: Not just a campus tour, 'Campus Visits' include an Educational Program designed to involve students in a variety of aspects regarding higher education at each grade level.
- one per grade
- grade specific
Conference Events for students in grades 9th-11th AND their parents. Hosted each year by one of the four colleges in the ACE consortium. Each program has different grade-specific activities to involve both students and their parents in the college process.
9thgraders and their parents should attend "Spirit Day" at SUNY Cortland; Career and Goal Setting workshops. A fun program, it includes physical activities as an icebreaker in getting students and their parents on the same "team".
10th graders and their parents should attend "Dream and Achieve" at Cornell; Hands on activities designed to open the lines of communication between parents and their students.
11th graders and their parents should attend "Making Choices" at Ithaca College; Answers questions/concerns about college selection, financial aid, the application process, etc.
A 2-hour program with your choice of workshops for students AND their parents.
Examples of past workshops are:
|Dollars and Sense: For 10th, 11th and 12th graders
||School field trip: A unique program which utilizes area business leaders and Ithaca College students. This program is tailored for individual students and designed to give information on salaries and the expenses of "living in the real world" with a "chosen" career.
(This event does not occur every year.)
Space is extremely limited. Students MUST see their liaisons to register.
|Cornell Field Trip: For 10th graders
An interactive field trip with entertaining and educational experiences.
Note: Field trip subject varies each year- usually the program will be:
Space is very limited: See Your Liaison for this field trip
Offered on all four campuses for ACE students only.
Most workshops are designed for specific grade levels. A separate mailing is sent out in early summer.
Past Summer Programs have included:
|Path of Success||(Note: Does not occur every year.)
The Path of Success is a free Academic & Leadership seminar.
This is not an ACE event, but a free public event for high school students. However, because it is such an enriching and beneficial program ACE will give full credit to those who attend.
It is an all day seminar designed to empower its participants with the principles of truth, character and success. It "equips students with the skills necessary to set high goals and achieve success in their relationships, academics and future careers."
The workshops are engaging, informative and provide for group interaction as well as personal reflection.
Do NOT register with ACE. You must register directly with "The Path of Success" organizers. When registering, let them know you are with ACE.
See your liaison for more information.