Joining ACE and Participating Districts

For Students and Families

  • Are you a student planning on going to college?
  • Are you unsure about college?
  • Do you want to learn more about the college application process?
  • Do you want help setting and reaching goals?
  • Do you want to earn higher grades in high school?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then ACE is the program for you!

ACE is designed to support students who have solid plans to attend college, or uncertain plans about attending college, or reach their goal of applying and enrolling in college.

Our programs and events are developed to help students gain an understanding of what it means to be a good student, set and reach goals, and attend college after graduation. All of this takes a steady and constant focus on acquiring skills for success.

How to Join

If you attend a participating school, see your high school liaison or guidance counselor.
If your school does not participate, see your high school principal to ask if the school would like to participate and show them this website.

High Schools and Colleges:

Contact: Erica Shockley, ACE Coordinator
1312 Cornish Hall, SUNY Cortland
Cortland, NY 13045
Phone: 607-753-5661

In 8th grade, students and families will be mailed information from their home school about ACE. If they are interested in participating in the ACE program, they simply fill out the ACE Commitment Form and return it to their ACE Liaison. Students can join ACE any time throughout high school by contacting their ACE Liaison.

School District

ACE Liaisons

Phone Numbers


Maureen Alger

315-852-3400 x7204


Serena Wadsworth



Kara Catino

607-533-3020 x3108


Jenny Camenga 
Deborah James




David Emma

Brian Doyle



Michelle VanEtten
Shannon Taylor



Rick Pawlewicz

607-564-9955 x3131

Port Byron

Tracey Pirozzolo

Kevin Barber

315-776-6100 x1138

Southern Cayuga

Lisa Carnicelli

315-364-7111 x2106

Southern Seneca

Sean Green

607-869-9636 x4101