What makes ACE different is the shared responsibilities between students and coaches. Unlike the “pull-up” strategy that keeps the student dependent on the strength of the other person, ACE enables students to take responsibility for their development while learning how to navigate through both academic and personal challenges. Through our unique inquiry methodology of coaching, students learn how to self-manage, self-direct, self-correct and self-advocate. This process allows students to own their accomplishments, become resilient, and to be able to say – “I did it.” We guide and coach, they do the work.
Accelerated College Experience (ACE) uses a holistic approach, a combination of research-based skills and strategies that guide students to academic and social success. ACE programs simulate the challenges students traditionally experience during the first year of college and exposes the rigor required to navigate these challenges. ACE Coaches reinforce the four pillars throughout the programs and during the coaching sessions while providing students the tools and on-going support needed to navigate both academic and non-academic challenges.
We offer closed or private programs for institutional partners and open programs for individuals. ACE targets students transitioning from high school to college, adults who are continuing their education and community-based organizations (CBO’s) that have college-prep programs.