WHY DID YOU JOIN ACE?

I joined ACE because I struggled with having so many classes in mainstream in one day. By having to jump for one subject to another subject so quickly and manage so much homework, I wasn’t learning things in depth.  In ACE, I knew I could take 2 classes at a time for 6 weeks and this would allow me to immerse myself into those 2 classes.  I also knew this would allow me to have more balance inside and outside of class and would be less stressful.  ACE is also really diverse. When I came to visit the program, I felt like I could identify with students in ACE and that helped me imagine that this could work for me too.   

 

ACE has allowed me to focus more on the subjects that I wanted to do in life instead of forcing subjects that I didn’t feel would be useful down the road.  It gives me more time to think about each subject instead of just forgetting what I learned when I leave the school each day.  It has also helped me focus more because I am not juggling so many things at once. 

 

In Genetics, I felt good about the level of competency that I learned and I remember what I learned. In Dramatic Literature, I got to act and that was fun. 

 

The program has met my expectations because I find that I can hold more information in my head.  I am actually going home and talking to my mom about the things that I am learning in school.   I am also on the ACE Student Leadership Team now and I have been working on finding an internship through ACE which I wouldn’t have been able to do last year in mainstream.  ACE has helped me think about my future and explore what I like to do. 

 

The program has also helped me in my outside of school life both mentally and physically.  Now, I have time to go to the Huntington Ave. YMCA and work out after school.  I spend more time with my little brother and I also have time to do my art – drawing and painting.  I had stopped doing it and am now doing it again. Overall, I feel like I’ve been able to get to know myself better. 

 

 

 

I would want to let them know that ACE helps you explore what you want to do….like internships and they offer a whole class for post-graduate planning that really helps you.  Also, if you are struggling in a class, you have the chance to take the class over.  If you want to take a college class in high school, ACE also has dual enrollment with Roxbury Community College so you can take college classes in high school and transfer that to any state college. 

DESCRIBE WHAT YOUR EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN LIKE IN THE PROGRAM.

WHAT HAVE BEEN HIGHLIGHTS FOR YOU IN THE PROGRAM? ACCOMPLISHMENTS?

WHEN A STUDENT IS LOOKING AND THINKING ABOUT WHETHER THE PROGRAM IS THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR THEM, WHAT DO YOU THINK THEY SHOULD KNOW?