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ACE is an early college two-year scholarship preparation program for high school students. The mission is to increase the success rate of the first generation, under-represented, financially disadvantaged college-bound students. ACE aids the students in their successful completion of high school and assists them with a smooth transition into higher education. Students can earn up to 24 college credits during the course of their junior and senior year of high school.

ACE students are high school juniors and seniors currently enrolled in college courses while they are attending regular high school. Throughout these two years, ACE students take classes on the CGCC campus in order to experience and acclimate to a college environment in a real-time setting. Classes meet during the regular summer sessions and on Saturdays during the fall and spring semesters.

Upon graduating from high school, an ACE student will have earned up to 24 transferable college credits. Besides attending classes, ACE students and their families participate in an orientation and a series of ongoing activities and events such as financial aid workshops designed to keep them informed and connected throughout the two years. It is important to recognize that ACE students enrolled at one of the Maricopa Community Colleges are considered college students with all the corresponding rights, responsibilities, privileges and benefits.
Application Process
Application Time
Service Offered to ACE Students
Goals of the ACE Program
Which High Schools are Target Schools for Chandler-Gilbert Community College ACE Program
What is the ACE program?
Who can apply to the ACE program?
How do I apply to ACE?
When will I be notified if I am accepted?
How much money will the ACE program cost?
When will I take the college classes?
What classes will I be taking?
What can I do with the college credits that I earn?
If I am accepted, what placement test will I take and how can I prepare for it?
What are some other ways to earn college credit besides the ACE program?
Does CGCC offer a Junior ACE program for middle school-aged students?

Hoop of Learning is a scholarship based, high school to college bridge program for American Indian students in high school. It gives students the opportunity to earn college credits while still attending high school. The Hoop of Learning Program helps students navigate the college enrollment process and provides them with support services to ensure academic success.

Program Goals:
  • Increase high school graduation and retention rates
  • Increase enrollment and participation in college
  • Empower students to reach their goals
  • Enhance culturally relevant curriculum
  • Increase diversity on campus
Application Process
Hoop of Learning Program Structure
Will I need to take a placement test?
Is there a way to prepare for the placement assessment?
Is there any cost/fee to participate in the Hoop of Learning program?
Do I have to attend a certain high school district?
What are other ways to earn college credit besides the HOL program?
Carriann Dehiya
Carriann Dehiya
English Faculty
Early Outreach
CYT 1171
Alba Stewart
Alba Stewart
Student Retention/Support Advisor Early College Program
Early Outreach
CYT 11​71
Alexandra Mistak
Alexandra Mistak
Student Services Specialist - ACE Program
Early Outreach
CYT 1171

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