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The Academy for College Excellence

Contact Information

Phone: 831.477.3340
Location: Learning Communities Center, Room 501, in the 500 Building. 6500 Soquel Ave Aptos, CA 95003
Hours: Mon-Friday, 9am-4pm
Program Specialist Leah Resendez, 831.477.3341

Can One Semester Change Your Life?

The Academy for College Excellence is a full time, one semester program at Cabrillo College. Since 2001, ACE has been helping students discover and build upon their strengths in order to become effective students. Through ACE, you can develop the confidence and skills to accelerate your success in college, on the job, and in life.

During the ACE semester, you will grow:


  • Understand yourself and how you relate to others
  • Make lasting Friendships
  • Learn effective communication and stress management techniques


  • Identify your strengths and goals
  • Discover how you learn best
  • Bring your skills up to college level


  • Explore career options
  • Develop management and team skills
  • Gain confidence

Learn more about the ACE Semester

Let us show you how one semester can change your life!

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