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Accelerated College Experience (ACE)

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Oakland ACE is an Early College Program Serving High Schools in Oakland County Michigan. Students apply as 10th graders. The program takes place over three years. Students take classes at their high school in the morning and OCC classes in the afternoon, evening or on weekends during their 11th and 12th grade years. Students add a 13th year where they have a full schedule at OCC and no high school classes. The program pays for up to 62 college credits, student fees and tuition. Many of our students take classes from the Michigan Transfer Agreement that transfer to four year universities after the program.

2023 ACE Grads Cohort

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of students earned Associates Degrees

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going on to 4 year college

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Student and Parent Video

Megacast Interview

November 22, 2022

Host Dave Scott talks with Amanda McKay, Supervisor of Student Programs, Oakland Schools about their Accelerated College Experience (ACE) program.

(Click on the full-screen icon to watch the video on full-screen format.)

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Meet 2023 Grads

Click the pictures to hear more from them.

OCC 2023 Grads: Ainsley Rahm

“The past few years have been really hard, but it’s been great getting to know everyone and being a part of the ACE community at OCC. I had no idea what ACE was going to be like, and it looks like going to OCC turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve made.”

OCC 2023 Grads: Hope Pacheco

“OCC has provided me with a better education, and I have been able to learn what college is like at a younger age than most people. I appreciate the impact OCC has had on me, and I understand what classes will be like when I transfer to a university.”

OCC 2023 grads: Kimberly Campbell

“At OCC, I learned to take advantage of any opportunity because you never know what can come out of it or who you may meet. It’s so important to branch out, even if you are uncertain or nervous. I came to OCC as a high school student not sure about much, and I’m leaving with more knowledge both from inside the classroom and outside of it.”