ACE After School Programs

What are ACE-Austin afterschool programs?

Texas Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE)-Austin is Austin ISD’s network of 20 before- and after-school programs that strive to provide structured, safe, and supervised places for learning and social interaction to prepare students for 21st-century jobs. These programs are free of charge and offer classes for 15 or more hours per week, Monday through Friday.

ACE-Austin provides extended learning opportunities for students and their families and offers innovative, hands-on activities that reinforce and complement students' regular academic programs. These activities are before and after school and are based on research and best practices. By working with community partners, we provide academic enrichment that meets community needs.

ACE-Austin also strives to increase promotion and graduation rates and helps students prepare for college and the workplace. We do this with our Get Ready for College Program for fifth graders, science, technology, engineering and math education, and tutoring programs.

What are the goals of ACE?

ACE Programs strive to improve

  • Academics
  • Attendance
  • Behavior
  • Promotion Rates
  • Graduation Rates
  • College and Career Readiness

ACE offers a variety of before and afterschool services, programs, and activities that engage students and allow for more learning to take place everyday. Services, such as English as a Second Language, Rapid Employment Training and Zumba classes, are also offered to immediate family members of students who participate in the afterschool program.

 For Students

  • Academic Support
  • Science and Technology Education
  • Enrichment Programs
  • Character Education
  • Drug and Violence Prevention
  • Community Service

 For Parents

  • English Language Classes
  • Health and Fitness
  • Computer Literacy
  • Resume Assistance
  • Parenting Seminars and Classes