Accelerated College Experience (ACE)
The ACE program is an early college program for students enrolled at participating Oakland County high schools.
ACE offers students the opportunity, guidance, and support to earn as much as an associate degree while still in high school.
Students apply in the 10th grade and commit to a three-year program spanning grades 11 and 12, plus an additional year as a full-time student at Oakland Community College (OCC). Splitting time between courses at their home high school and college classes at OCC, students work toward their diploma and a college degree at the same time.
There is no cost to the students or their families for tuition, fees, or books.
To be eligible to apply for the ACE Program, students must:
- Be a current 10th grade student in a participating high school
- Have a high school GPA of 2.0, or higher, with all 9th and 10th grade Michigan Merit Curriculum requirements completed
- Earn qualifying scores on Reading and Writing placement tests administered during the application process.