A great way to improve your skills, learn new concepts, meet new friends,
and have fun while doing so!

READ EACH DESCRIPTION CAREFULLY Programs are designed for specific grades and skill areas.
 There are 2-day and 1/2 day programs available.

KNOW Your GRADE!      Grade = LAST grade COMPLETED!
2020=8th   2019=9th   2018=10th   2017=11th  2016=12thSummer Sun

   ~ Registration is Required -no 'Walk-ins'. Late registrants allowed if there is room.
   ~ Register ASAP. Some programs fill up quickly -wait lists will be started.
      If less than 10 have registered by 1-week prior, that workshop may be canceled.
~ Confirmation Emails–With Map links will be sent to ALL who register. 
      If you Register but do NOT receive one, call us to be sure you are registered.

   ~ You may register up until the last minute, but call to be sure it isn't full/canceled.
   ~ There is NO CHARGE for any ACE summer program.    
   ~ Lunch  is provided at no charge for the 2-day programs ONLY, courtesy of ACE.
   ~ Start/End Times for Half-Day programs vary. Please note the times when you choose.


Lunch WILL be provided free, courtesy of ACE, for both days of 2-day workshops ONLY
~ If you sign up for a 2-day session you MUST be able to attend EACH day of that workshop.

 STUDY SKILLS  *FULL- closed out* (map/directions)
For students in 8th–10th  (Classes of '2020-2018')  
Students will engage in a variety of enjoyable activities to enhance their study skills and learning success.  Topics are: self-awareness; learning styles; time management; ways to organize ideas/notes, and test taking strategies.   

    • Wed-Thurs: July 13-14 at  TC3
      9:00 am -3:00 pm, Main Bldg. Sprole Conf. Rm.

     Instructors: Sherry Tasselmyer  - Dryden School District
                        Brian Tasselmyer  - Cortland School District    

  WRITING PROCESS    *Almost Full* (map/directions)
For students in 8th–10th 
 (Classes of '2020-2018') 
Students will develop and enhance their writing skills through a variety of interesting activities. Utilizing computers they will also produce a collection of writings. 

    • Tues-Wed: August 9-10 at  SUNY Cortland
      9:00 am -3:00 pm, Moffett Hall, Rm. 2125

     Instructors: Bill Lee, Edu. Dept. -SUNY Cortland and retired Eng. Teacher. -Cortland H.S.
                        Tentative: Sandie Lee, Reading Specialist - McGraw Schools

~ Lunch is  NOT provided, however, students may bring money for vending machine snacks/drinks.
~ Start times and program lengths vary, be sure to note the differences.

 COLLEGE IS IN YOUR FUTURE  *FULL- WAIT list started* (map/directions)
For students in 8th-9th (Classes of 2020-2019)   

This half-day morning session offers students an opportunity to begin the process of gaining power over their future. Students will explore career options based on their personal likes & dislikes. They will also play fun, interactive, learning games -all while goal planning, with an eye on college.   

    • Tues. August 2 at TC3 
      9:00-11:30 am, Main Bldg. Sprole Conf. Rm.

    Instructor:  Cathy Doane - Candor School District

 CAREER COACH *FULL- WAIT list started*  (map/directions)
For all grades 

Go through some hands-on exercises to help you find a career interest.  Whether you know what you want to do in the future or not, this program will help you to see if you are on the right path and/or give you some additional options.

    • Thurs. Aug. 11 at TC3
      9:00 am -11:30 pm, Main Bldg. Rm. 215-C

    Instructor:  Hal Brown - Career Counselor - TC3

 SCHOOL OF THOUGHT:  ANIMAL SCIENCE - at Cornell Univ. *FULL- WAIT list started*   (map/directions)

For all grades & Parents too (Parents: if attending, please let us know).
~ Tour the Facilities and learn about Cornell's Animal Science Program

The Department of Animal Science offers undergraduate and graduate programs on the biology and management of food, laboratory, and companion animal species.  Their goals are to discover and develop new techniques and information to benefit animals, agriculture, and human health. 

~ The animal sciences major offers the opportunity to apply animal biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and other life sciences to the study of animal breeding and genetics, nutrition, physiology, growth, behavior, and management.
Because the program is so flexible and the field so diverse, graduates go in many interesting directions - research, veterinary medicine, animal production, agribusiness, biotechnology, medicine, conservation, education, Peace Corps, and many others.

Learn more about what an Animal Science major can do for you.

    • Thurs. Aug. 11 at Cornell
      5:00-7:00 pm, Morrison Hall Rm. 146

    Presenters/Tour Guides: Dr. Heather Huson & Dana Palmer, Dept. of Animal Science, Cornell Univ.

Online Summer Registration Form
Summer Program Calendar
Summer Program Flier (pdf)

To Register for any 2016 Summer events:
     Online Form, Email, Phone, or Fax:

     Phone: (607) 753-5662
     Fax: (607) 753-5561

Send Mail to:
     ACE Office
     Cornish Hall, Rm. 1312
     SUNY Cortland
     Cortland, NY  13045