Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES)
is a collaborative effort between Montgomery College, Montgomery County Public Schools, and the Universities at Shady Grove to support students and provide a seamless path to a bachelor's degree.
The ACES student support program provides academic coaches to targeted high school students in thirteen Montgomery County Public High Schools; at all three Montgomery College campus locations; and at the Universities at Shady Grove. The coaches provide both academic and student support, using a case management approach. Coaches meet individually with students and provide:
- Test preparation;
- Assistance with college applications and financial aid/scholarship applications;
- College visits;
- College transfer workshops;
- Other support services as needed
ACES coaches identify and neutralize barriers to student success that may prevent a student from degree completion.