High School ACE Program
High School ACE is Rio Salado College's scholarship program that assists under-represented high school students with getting a head start on college. ACE stands for Achieving a College Education. Youth ACE participants are recruited in their sophomore year of high school. Students take online college courses while in their junior and senior years, allowing them to earn up to 24 college credits.
While simultaneously attending Rio Salado College and high school, students in the program become a member of a cohort, giving them an opportunity to socialize with their peers, be a part of an eLearning community and attend workshops that are only open to ACE participants.
- Gain up to 24 college credits
- Get a head start on college
- Gain exposure to college classes through online learning
- Save money on tuition
- Personalized attention
- Ability to transfer college credits to a university
- Achieve educational goals in a shorter time
- Tuition is funded by the program
Who can Participate
To be eligible for the High School ACE program, students must be high school sophomores who meet at least one of the following criteria:
- First generation to attend college
- Living in single parent home, foster care or temporary housing
- Economic hardship
- Underrepresented group
- Legacy-sibling or relative of an ACE participant
- Works 10-30 hours per week
- Teen parent
- Voluntarily discloses physical/mental disabilities
How to Apply
- Apply online:
- Apply with paper application (hardcopy). Fill in the application, provide the recommendation form from two people who are unrelated to you who know your school progress (i.e., teacher or counselor).
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Print, fill out application and mail to:
Rio Salado College
ATTN: Dual Enrollment - ACE application
2323 W. 14th St.
Tempe, AZ 85281