Access to College Education (ACE) is an innovative, grassroots partnership among several local H.S. districts and four nearby colleges: SUNY Cortland, Cornell, Ithaca College, and TC3.
The basic purpose of ACE is to motivate students to begin planning for their future. ACE tries to present a varied selection of fun, interactive and informative learning opportunities for students -as well as their parents.
ACE is completely unique to central NY. It includes 11 area school districts with roughly 775 enrolled 9th-12th graders. Districts include:
Cincinnatus, Cortland, DeRuyter, Dryden, Homer, Lansing, Marathon, McGraw, Moravia, Newfield and South Seneca
A 12th school will be soon be participating in the program, joining this spring is Southern Cayuga. Welcome aboard!
Typically students join at the end of 8th grade at their school's ACE "Info. Night", 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 events, the more they benefit from being in it. ACE Students may attend an assortment of fun and educational ACE-sponsored events throughout their years in high school.
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.