ACE | Academy of Continuing Excellence


The purpose of the ACE program is to assist students with learning/intellectual disabilities in the areas of reading, writing, math, and vocational skills. The main goals of the this program are for each student to make an effortless transition into an additional post-secondary education option or employment.

The ACE Program lessons are presented to the students in simplified and modified hands-on designs to help maximize growth and learning potential.

The program offers applications in reading, writing, math and vocational skills. The ACE program runs year-round and does not dismiss for Summer break. All ACE Program classes are free of charge.

The ACE Program Offers..

  • Small Class Sizes
  • Hand-On Learning Environment
  • Direct Contact with Vocational Resources such as JCI and Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Vocational Training through Project Discovery
  • Safe Environment to practice Reading, Writing, Math, and Vocational Skills

How to Apply

To apply for admission into the ACE Program, please contact the ACE Lead Instructor, Allie Turner, at or 910.592.8081 ext. 4018. Applications are accepted all year long. Acceptance to class is based upon space availability and eligibility.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to participate in the ACE Program, an individual…

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must complete an application and meet with the Program Coordinator
  • Must take a placement test independently
  • Complete an interview with the program coordinator