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Could one semester change your life?


The Academy for College Excellence (ACE) will give you all the tools you need to succeed in college, in a career, and in life. In one semester, we will help you develop:


  • Learn self-knowledge & self-discipline.
  • Reconnect with your motivation.
  • Learn effective communication & stress-management techniques.


  • Identify your strengths & goals.
  • Discover your learning style (how you learn best).
  • Reawaken your excitement for learning.
  • Bring your basics (like reading, writing, math & computers) up to college-level.
  • Learn study & research skills.
  • Prove to yourself that you can carry a full-time load of college-level courses.


  • Learn skills highly valued in today’s workplace: computer, presentation, teamwork & management skills.
  • Find a career with a future in a field that is right for you.

“For me, being able to go back to college has made a big impact on my family’s life. No one in our family has ever graduated from college. So to be here, and make a change in our family roots, it’s a great experience.”

-Maura, ACE Student

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