EMCC's ACE Program: Achieving College Education Program (ACE)

  • The Ace program serves over 100 local high schools in the Valley and helps high school students earn a college degree.  

    The ACE application is Now OPEN. Application Deadline: December 16th, 2023 


    Frequently asked Questions:

    What is the ACE Program?

    ACE is a scholarship program to help high school students earn college credit. Successful ACE students earn 24 college credits, learn skills, and develop opportunities for growth. Students are high school juniors and seniors currently enrolled in college courses while attending regular high school. Throughout their junior and senior years, ACE students receive college scholarships so they can take classes at EMCC and experience the college environment.

    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.

    For more FAQ's: ACE Frequently Asked Questions


    The ACE program is looking for high school sophomores who have taken at least 6 high school credits at the time of the application submission and who meet two or more of the following criteria:

    • First-generation to attend college
    • Single parent home
    • Underrepresented group
    • Economic hardship
    • Environmental factors (Works 10-30 hours, foster care, lives in temporary housing, teen parent)

    Application Process

    October – December

    During your high school sophomore year, EMCC ACE recruiters come to some of the high schools and give students ACE applications and information regarding EMCC's ACE Program. Students can also contact the ACE Program to receive an application and more information. All high school sophomores are eligible to apply for the traditional ACE Program.

    apply HOW TO APPLY 

    Follow this link for steps for the application process:

    ACE How To Apply Steps

    Apply NOW: 

    ACE Application



    All ACE applicants are notified of whether they have been accepted into the ACE Program. 

    Students who are accepted into the ACE program will receive a scholarship offer.  They will then contact their preferred college to accept the scholarship and attend a mandatory New ACE Student Orientation.


    New ACE Cohort Orientations include the following: 

    • New ACE Student Orientation 
    • NEW ACE Family Orientation 
    • Assessment Testing 




  • For Further Information, please contact 

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    Student Services Analyst- ACE Program and Hoop of Learning Program
    3000 North Dysart Rd. Avondale, AZ 85392