The Spring Newsletter will NOT be mailed to individuals.
Please see your LIAISON to PICK UP a hard copy at your SCHOOL.


Mar. 25
9th Grd. Campus Visit - Ithaca College
ACE Fieldtrip
Must pre-register

See your ACE Liaison

Mar. 31
Regional Institute at
TC3 Campus
6:45-8:45 pm
Agenda/Workshop list

Apr. 10
College Theatre at
SUNY Cortland:

"Legally Blonde"
8:00 pm Showtime

Apr. 13
College Theatre at
Ithaca College:

"You Can't Take it With You"
8:00 pm Showtime

Check the Newsletter and Calendar for more ACE info.

ACE Office
Cornish Hall, Room 1312B
SUNY Cortland
Cortland, NY  13045
Phone: 607-753-5662
Fax: 607-753-5561

Carol Clarke,
ACE Coordinator

Lisa Petracca,
ACE Staff

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Benefits of ACE

ACE students strive for specific levels of academic achievement and participate in ACE sponsored events throughout their years in high school.  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.

Benefits include:

  • Skill training and academic support
  • Access to college resources while in high school
  • College based programs, including campus tours, theater presentations, lectures, conferences, sporting events, and social events
  • Informative workshops such as: securing financial aid, Study Skills or Time Management 
  • Special admissions consideration for those who acquire the ACE recommendation and fulfill the college admissions criteria.

Goals of ACE:

  • Identify capable students who may not be thinking about college for academic or social reasons
  • Help students access higher education by providing programs to raise their levels of expectations and achievement
  • Increase students probability of success in college by developing appropriate attitudes, study skills, and life skills
  • Involve parents in their children's education so parents can provide much needed support
  • Encourage collaboration among educators at all levels of education in support of ACE goals