Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES)  

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ACES Program Overview:

"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". As an ACES participant, students will be provided with one-on-one support from their ACES Coach, in planning and preparing for the college transition; whether the student plans to attend a community college or 4-year institution.



ACES Program Services:


  • Individualized support from a Montgomery College Academic Coach
  • Preparation for college entrance and placement exams
  • Information provided to parents on the college process
  • College visits
  • Assistance with admissions applications, financial aid forms, and scholarship planning assistance
  • Academic tutoring in partnership with George B. Thomas Saturday School and Montgomery College
  • Support with career exploration and selecting a college major
  • Assistance with enrollment and transition to college. This includes assistance with Disability Support Services for students who seek academic accommodations.
  • Summer programs between 10th and 11th grade at Montgomery College


The ACES Program is a free program and seeks to serve students who are:

Historically underrepresented in higher education;
First in their family to graduate from a college or university in the United States;
Presence of a physical and/or learning disability;
From a single parent household;
FARMs Eligible ;
A ward of the state;
English Language Learners

To Apply:

Fill out online application at:
Return signed Parent Consent Form to Ms. Gudiel in the Counseling Office
Application Instructions