The Texas Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE) program is one of the largest statewide afterschool programs in the country, serving over 180,000 students at nearly 1000 sites. The ACE program is administered by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and is funded through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers initiative of the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, see website.
CISD, along with the Boles ISD, has been awarded a Texas ACE grant which will provide afterschool and summer programs for all students. The goal of the federally funded grant is to help foster students' academic success. CISD's portion of the four-year grant is $850,000 annually.
All services are offered free of charge to any CISD student in grades K-12. Site coordinators will manage activities Monday-Friday from school release until approximately 6 p.m. at each campus.
Dinner and a snack
Homework help with CISD teachers
Enrichment activities with trained staff
Special parent meetings including meals
Students may return paperwork to their home campus.
Printed copies of the above application are available at each campus.