When the last bell rings, Texas ACE is just getting started with interactive, hands-on learning disguised as fun and aligned to the school curriculum. Local programs also provide homework help, tutoring, and other targeted needs-based assistance, as well as enrichment activities such as sports, clubs, and youth development projects that build character, confidence, and leadership skills. (TEA)
Elgin ISD Annex Building
102 N. Avenue C
Elgin, Texas 78621
Phone: (512) 281-3434
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Hello Elgin ISD Families,
The entire ACE Team is excited to have your students for fall programming starting August 16th through May 22nd. This year, ACE programming will take place Monday through Friday. Bus transportation will be available each afternoon. ACE morning academic time will begin on September 5th. In the afternoons, the program will run until 6:00 pm Monday through Thursday, and until 5:00 pm on Fridays for all EISD campuses.
A registration application is required for each student to attend each year. The ACE Site Coordinator for your child's campus will notify you of your child's acceptance status by August 11, 2023.
Elgin ISD ACE is funded by the 21st CCLC Program, administered by The US Department of Education, with no cost to our EISD families. For the school year, elementary through middle students are required to attend a minimum of 120 minutes per day (except on Fridays) and high school students are required to attend 90 minutes per day.
Thank you for your continued support!
Hola familias de Elgin ISD,
Todo el equipo de ACE está emocionado de tener a sus estudiantes para la programación de otoño a partir del 16 de agosto hasta el 22 de mayo. Este año, la programación de ACE se llevará a cabo de lunes a viernes. El transporte en autobús estará disponible todas las tardes. El tiempo académico matutino de ACE comenzará el 5 de septiembre. Por las tardes, el programa se extenderá hasta las 6:00 pm de lunes a jueves y hasta las 5:00 pm los viernes para todos los campus de EISD.
Se requiere una solicitud de registro para que cada estudiante asista cada año. El coordinador del sitio de ACE para el campus de su estudiante le notificará el estado de aceptación antes del 11 de agosto de 2023.
El programa ACE de Elgin ISD está financiado por el Programa 21st CCLC, administrado por el Departamento de Educación de EE. UU., sin costo alguno para nuestras familias de EISD. Durante el año escolar, los estudiantes de primaria a secundaria deben asistir un mínimo de 120 minutos por día (excepto los viernes) y los estudiantes de secundaria deben asistir 90 minutos por día.
¡Gracias por su continuo apoyo!
Site Coordinator at BTW Elementary School
|Site Coordinator at Elgin Elementary School
Phone: (512) 281-3457 ext. 1322
|Site Coordinator at Neidig Elementary School
Phone: (512) 281-9702 ext. 1632
|Site Coordinator at Elgin Intermediate School
Phone: (512) 281-9701 ext. 1721
|Site Coordinator at Elgin Middle School
Phone: (512) 281-3382 ext. 1587
|Site Coordinator at Elgin High School
Phone: (512) 281-3438 ext. 1046
Thank you for your interest and participation in our ACE program at Elgin ISD!
Research has proven that family engagement is an essential element in student achievement, both in and out of the classroom. My name is Ariana Ozuna and I am the Family Engagement Specialist for Elgin ISD’s Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE) Program. Here at ACE, we believe that family and community involvement fosters partnerships among our schools, family and community groups, and even other parents. These partnerships result in sharing and maximizing our resources. Taking advantage of engagement opportunities helps our children and youth develop healthy behaviors and promote healthy families.
Parent involvement has a positive impact on the following:
- Increases a student’s self-esteem
- Increases academic achievement
- Improves parent-child relationships
- Enhances positive attitudes towards school
While it is always important to help with homework and attend school meetings, the ACE team also provides various opportunities for parents to get involved, including fun activities and demonstrations for the entire family, quick make-and-take crafts, and chances for parents to volunteer within the program.
I have made it my mission to make these resources and opportunities available to all families. If you have a suggestion for a family event, I would love to hear from you. My contact information is provided on this page, please feel free to contact me. Once scheduled, all family events are announced through flyers sent home with students, social media accounts, and on the Elgin ISD website’s ACE Family Event Calendar.
In addition to campus-wide events, the ACE program can also assist parents and families with individual needs. I am available to work with you to problem-solve and find resources in the community that can best benefit you and your children. If I can be helpful to you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Once again, thank you for your interest in the ACE program. Remember: YOU have the most direct and lasting impact on your child’s learning and the development of positive social skills, and we are here to help! Our team looks forward to meeting you at one of our upcoming events.
What is the point of ACE?
- To provide time for students to work on homework after school with teachers available to answer questions and hold tutorials.
- Students must participate in academic and homework time before being allowed to take part in the enrichment activities.
- Enrichment activities are not only an inventive to improve academic performance, but also their behavior, attendance rates, and rates or promotion.
Where is ACE taking place?
- All ACE registered students must come to the cafeteria promptly at dismissal to sign in and get their snack.
Can students still sign up?
- Yes, a parent/guardian can complete the registration form from any Site Coordinator at their campus. However, enrollment is not guaranteed as there may be a waiting list at your child's particular campus.
How are students getting home?
- Elementary Schools: If a student is a car rider, they can be picked up at the designated pick up times (4:45 pm or 6:00 pm). If they are a bus rider, transportation will be provided at the 6:00 pm dismissal time.
- Middle and High School: Car riders can be picked up at 6:00 pm. Bus riders will be loaded at 6:00 pm.
What is my student participating in after school?
- Elementary Schools: When schools are dismissed, students come straight to the cafeteria to get a snack; then from 3:45-4:45 pm, students work on homework, study, and read. They are then dismissed to switch to the enrichment activities from 5:00-6:00 pm.
- Middle School: When school is dismissed, students come straight to the cafeteria to get a snack; until 4:30 pm, they work on homework and study. They then dismiss to attend enrichment activities from 4:30-6:00 pm.
- High School: When school is dismissed, students come straight to the cafeteria to get a snack; until 4:45 pm, students work on homework and study. They then dismiss to attend enrichment activities from 4:45-6:15 pm.
- Enrichment activities vary depending on the day and age group, but include dance, theater, cooking, art, robotics, soccer, board games, Marathon Kids, and much, much more!