More About Our Programs 

Community Action       

The Community Action Program (CAP) provides our high school students an opportunity to use the pathway knowledge and skills they gain to give back to their community.

Ninth graders are required to perform a minimum of 50 hours of community service, and tenth graders are required to perform, at a minimum, enough additional hours of community service to bring their two-year total to 100 hours.


Every student will choose an Advisory club that will meet regularly throughout the student’s high school career. Each Advisory/club will have a teacher or administrator as its Advisor. 

The purpose of this program is to facilitate a more personalized environment in which to foster the student’s academic and social development. To this end, an evolving, changing curriculum will be utilized to best serve the needs of the students.

After School Programs

The school routinely offers after school programming most days Monday through Thursday.


Upon completion of 100 hours of volunteer work, students are eligible to participate in the student employment program. ACE works closely with employers to recruit and support student employees.  

Students must be 16+ years old by September, in good academic standing, and have a good attendance and behavior record at school.  ACE reserves the right to remove students from the employment program should any of these areas become a concern.

Work Readiness

The Work Readiness program provides our students with individual coaching and a structured set of courses and experiences that equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to secure employment and stay employed. 

Students are also provided with the materials and tools they need to successfully apply for jobs and attend interviews.


We offer after school tutoring and homework assistance from 2:45 to 3:45 PM. At least one teacher is available each Monday through Thursday.

Senior Internship

All ACE seniors enroll in a two-semester Senior Internship course and must earn a passing grade of C- or better in EACH semester as a condition for graduation from ACE.

In the spring semester, beginning in February, students undertake an Internship experience that requires them to find an Internship site related to a possible career interest and serve as an intern at that site for a minimum of 90 hours over 12 weeks.

For details visit our Internship Site.

The College Crusade of Rhode Island

The College Crusade of Rhode Island is an innovative nonprofit organization founded in 1989 to reduce high school dropout rates and increase educational and career success for low-income urban youth. Each year we serve approximately 3,900 Crusaders from Rhode Island’s most economically disadvantaged families. e combine the steady, nurturing presence of caring adults with a rich array of programs that focus on academic enrichment, social and personal development, career awareness and exploration, and preparation for postsecondary education. Students who are members of The College Crusade go on to college at much higher rates than other students in the state’s urban school districts. Since 2001, we have awarded over $33 million in college scholarships to more than 4,200 high school graduates.