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Post Graduate Planning

ACE Juniors and Seniors meet with the ACE Guidance Counselor for postgraduate planning seminars during the second half of their Junior year and the first half of their Senior year.  During these seminars, they learn how to use Naviance to arrive at a list of colleges and/or post-grad programs to apply to.  The ACE guidance counselor is also available to meet with parents and students to better understand the post grade process and all the options available.  Every fall, ACE helps to sponsor a night for parents to get assistance in filling out the FAFSA forms.  


Although students are assessed by earning levels of competencies in their ACE classes, these are converted to letter grades on a student's transcript for college.  For example, a "Highly Competent" translates into an A, a "Competent" translates into a B, and a "Basic Competent" translates into a C.  If a student does not earn a "Basic Competent" in a course, they must retake the course.  The course will not show up on their transcript until they earn at least a "Basic Competent" or higher. 


93% Four-year college acceptance
73% Four-year college attendance
13% Two-year college attendance
6% Industry certification programs
13% Gap Year


78% Four-year college acceptance
61% Four-year college attendance
6% Two-year college attendance
11% Industry certification programs
22% Gap Year




College Acceptances in Recent Years have included:

  • Bard College

  • Bridgewater State University

  • Bryn Mawr College

  • Buena Vista University

  • Connecticut College

  • Drake University

  • Framingham State University

  • Franklin Pierce University

  • Georgia State University

  • Hampshire College

  • Howard University

  • Luther College

  • Mass College of Liberal Arts

  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy

  • Newbury College

  • New England College

  • New York University

  • Pace University

  • Penn State University

  • Salem State

  • Springfield College

  • University of Arizona

  • UMass Amherst

  • UMass Boston

  • UMass Dartmouth

  • UMass Lowell

  • U of Ill at Urbana-Champaign

  • University of Maine

  • University of Vermont (Honors College)

  • University of Washington

  • Wentworth Polytechnic Institute

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