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Achieving Collegiate Excellence & Success (ACES) 2018

Imagine you’re a high school student who is on track to become the first member of your family to attend college. You know the odds are stacked against you, and yet you have the fire and an unquenchable thirst to succeed. Now imagine you meet an ACES coach. ACES, or Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success, is a program that places coaches in 13 area high schools where they can access the students most often underrepresented in college classrooms. These coaches offer guidance and a support system that starts in high school and doesn’t end until students graduate with a bachelor’s degree. 

From the moment students enter ACES, they know they have the power to change the trajectory of their lives. Combining their determination to succeed with the unwavering support offered by ACES, the cap and gown changes from a seemingly unreachable goal to a very attainable reality.

Currently, over 2,700 students are participating in the program and 415 students have graduated from Montgomery College and/or transferred to a four-year university to complete their studies. Read more about our ACES program (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) in a past edition of Foundation Focus.

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