skip to Main Content
ICYMI: ACES Students: Winning With The Cards They Are Dealt


This story was originally published in 2015. Read on to learn more about the ACES program.

Established in 2013, Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES) is a collaboration among Montgomery College, Montgomery County Public Schools, and the Universities at Shady Grove to help at-promise students establish a seamless path to a bachelor’s degree.

Montgomery College provides academic coaches to 11 targeted high schools. The coaches lend both academic and other types of support, using a case management approach to help students with test preparation, scheduling college visits, applying for college, and filling out financial aid/scholarship forms.

students4-500x400More than 950 students participated in ACES in its first year. More than 80 percent of participants indicated that they expect to receive a bachelor’s degree or higher in the future.

New data shows that our ACES students are actually out-performing other recent high school graduates who attend MC. Their return rates and their course-pass rates were higher than their counterparts as were their overall grade point averages.

Notably, last academic year, the Montgomery College Foundation awarded nearly $250,000 in scholarships to 144 ACES students.

Back To Top