Afterschool Centers on Education (21st ACE) provides extended learning opportunities for children and their families and offers innovative, hands-on activities that reinforce and complement students’ regular academic programs. ACE students are more likely to improve math, reading, science and social study skills, develop better social skills for handling conflicts, build self-esteem and confidence in academic abilities, be prepared for college and the workforce, and have higher aspirations for the future!
The vision of the afterschool program is to influence the future by concentrating the energies of the school and community on producing graduates with unlimited capacity to compete in a diverse society.
FOUR COMPONENTS OF THE ACE PROGRAM:
3. College and Career Readiness
4. Parental Involvement
- Increase the number and percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading, mathematics, science, social studies, and writing trough pre-and post-testing.
- Increase the percentage of students who meet or exceed standards on all tests within the TAKS and STAAR administrations each year.
- Provide programs that address nutrition, health and wellness for students, staff, families and community.
- Expand the new and varied interests of students and families in a broad array of service learning, cultural, social and recreational activities.
- Increase the number and percentage of families participating in Family literacy, cultural and social activities.
- Increase the number and percentage of students participating in Project WOW promoted to the next grade level in succeeding year and graduating within 4 years of entering the 9th grade.
- Increase the opportunities parents/guardians have to interact with their children in an educational environment.
- Collaborate with community agencies, faith-based and civic organizations to enrich the learning environment.
- Develop a system in each school that integrates all the service providers while maximizing the services of each.
- Coordinate with local law enforcement to assist families of troubled youth before they enter the juvenile justice system
WOCCISD Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE) Hours at West Orange - Stark High School are Monday - Friday from 7:30- 8:15 AM and 3:45 - 6:15 p.m.
The NEW homework lounge is available from 7:30 - 8:15 AM in 21st ACE room (Rm 504). Students must get a pass from Ms. Stark before attending morning sessions.
The 21st ACE room also has information about colleges and careers available for all students. Please see Ms. Stark for more information about scholarships, college applications and admissions, and much more!
Jascelyn Gause - Program Coordinator
Nancy Stark - WO-S High School Site Coordinator