Texas ACE program hosts family nights at Harlandale ISD

Texas ACE program hosts family nights at Harlandale ISD
Posted on 10/13/2017

The Texas Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE) program is hosting a series of “Lights On Afterschool” events at Harlandale ISD during the month of October.

Parents and students are invited to a variety of family nights full of learning and interactive activities at participating campuses: Collier ES, Adams ES, Stonewall Flanders ES, Columbia Heights ES, Carroll Bell ES, Gillette ES, Terrell Wells MS and STEM Early College High School.

“This month we are shining a light on STEM activities and open houses, where parents can come and see what the students do after school and participate in all the enrichment clubs that we offer,” ACE Project Director Danielle Grant said.

The program offers hands-on and innovative activities for students to explore science, technology and the arts.

“Our campuses have art, culinary, recreation and reading programs, as well as a garden and a few robotics programs,” Grant added. “We work with families to help the students be successful.”

According to Grant, the program helps improve attendance, academics, behavior and increases parent engagement.

The Texas 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.

Now in its second year, the program’s overarching goal is to foster each student’s academic success which leads to grade level promotion, graduation and helping students be more prepared for college and the workplace. 

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