We are very excited about the fact that the Hamilton ISD was awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Center Program grant from TEA also referred to as the Afterschool Centers on Education or ACE. The Texas ACE Program is a federally funded afterschool program administered by the Texas Education Agency. The purpose of the program is to provide free and expanded academic services to students in high need areas. The four components included in the program will be academic support; enrichment opportunities; family engagement and education; as well as college/career preparation.
The ACE program will be offered Monday through Thursday, from 2:45-5:30 for grades Kindergarten through Second and from 3:30-5:30 for grades Third through Fifth and Junior High/ High School ACE program students.
The ACE elementary program will offer supervised tutorials every afternoon, creative play, board games, a Library Club, Lego Builders Club and many others as the program evolves. Junior High and High school ACE students will be offered tutorials, cooking classes, character development, martial arts, appropriate etiquette, and a chess club, to name a few. Many more programs will become available throughout the school year.
Region 12 has employed Kristin Payne as the Ann Whitney Elementary ACE site coordinator and OJ Kemp as the Jr. High and High school ACE site coordinator. Information and enrollment packets have been sent home. If you would like more information please e-mail OJ Kemp at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kristen Payne at email@example.com