What is Texas ACE in Clint ISD?
Texas ACE (Afterschool Centers on Education) in Clint ISD provides no-cost activities after school and during summer and intersession for middle school students. The program is federally funded through 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) and administered on the state level by TEA.
When the last bell rings, Texas ACE is just getting started with interactive, hands-on learning disguised as fun and aligned to the school curriculum. Local programs also provide homework help, tutoring, and other targeted needs-based assistance, as well as enrichment activities such as sports, clubs, and youth development projects that build character, confidence, and leadership skills.
Reach and Results
Through its competitively funded grants, Texas ACE operates more than 700 learning centers in more than 140 school districts and employs thousands of Texas teachers. The longer a student stays enrolled in a high-quality Texas ACE program, the more they stand to benefit. Many students attending for more than 45 days experience measurable improvements such as:
- Increased grade promotion
- Fewer absences
- Improved grades
- Higher test scores in English and math
- Fewer disciplinary incidents
The overarching goal of the program is to foster each student’s academic success by improving attendance, behavior and academics which lead to grade level promotion, graduation and helping students be more prepared for college and the workplace. To achieve this goal, ACE’s objectives are to improve academic performance, attendance, behavior, promotion rates, graduation rates, and family involvement in student education.