Access to College Education (ACE)

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.


ACE is unique to central NY.  It includes 11 area school districts with roughly 770 enrolled 9th-12th graders. Districts include:

Cincinnatus, Cortland, DeRuyter, Dryden, Homer, Lansing, Marathon, McGraw, Moravia, Newfield and South Seneca
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 a variety of fun and educational ACE-sponsored events throughout their years in high school.

We offer a 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.

See our What is ACE? Page for more background info. on the ACE program.



Nov. 2
College Theatre
Ithaca College:
"A Chorus Line"
8:00 pm Showtime

Nov. 5
Regional Institute at
6:45-8:30 Pm
Agenda/Workshop list

Nov. 11
College Theatre
Cornell University:
"On the Verge"
7:30 pm Showtime

Dec. 2
11th Grd. ACE Campus Visit
"Dollars & $en$e"

SUNY Cortland

See your ACE Liaison NOW!

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
Hours: 8:00-4:00 M-Th
Closed Fridays

Carol Clarke,
ACE Coordinator

Lisa Petracca,
ACE Staff