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Achieving Collegiate Excellence & Success - ACES

  • Achieving Collegiate Excellence & Success - ACES
  • 900 Hungerford Dr
    #110
  • Rockville, MD 20850
  • 240-567-2022

Program Description

Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES) is a collaborative effort between Montgomery College, Montgomery County Public Schools, and the Universities at Shady Grove to support students and provide a seamless path to a bachelor's degree.

The ACES student support program provides academic coaches to targeted high school students in ten Montgomery County Public High Schools; at all three Montgomery College campus locations; and at the Universities at Shady Grove. The coaches provide both academic and student support, using a case management approach.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Other
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan: 5%
  • White: 5%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 15%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 25%
  • Other: 25%
  • African American: 25%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 1200
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 600
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • ESL Students
  • Undocumented Students (20)

First-Generation

  • More than 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 70%