ACE’s College Counselor is available to help students navigate the process of finding the college that is the best fit for them. The best fit may mean a 4-year college or it may mean a 2-year or technical college or a specialized training program. From freshmen just beginning to explore their options to seniors who are finalizing college applications, the College Counselor is here to support and guide students every step of the way.
The college search process can be overwhelming, but with parent and student presentations beginning in 9th grade and moving to individual student meetings in 11th and 12th grades; college counseling at ACE can help to make it as stress-free as possible.
- Commonly Requested Application Information
- ACT & SAT Information
- Common Application
- Transcript Request
COLLEGE CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES
- Advanced Placement (AP) Classes
ACE offers AP classes in every major subject area as well as Art. Students may elect to start taking AP courses in 9th grade. Students who choose to take an AP course may choose to take the AP exam associated with the course and must pay by the deadline. The AP teacher and Mrs. Relyea will share this information with students. Many colleges recognize a qualifying AP exam score and award credit equivalent to an introductory-level course.
AP classes at ACE have 5 points added to the final grade for the course.
- Dual Enrollment (DE) Classes
In addition to ACE’s AP program, students seeking rigor within their coursework may also pursue Dual Enrollment, a state-funded program for eligible high school students to earn high school and college credit at the same time. In order to participate, in addition to state requirements, students must meet the eligibility requirements outlined in ACE’s student handbook as well as the admission requirements for the college at which they plan to participate in DE. State guidelines can be found here.
ACE currently partners with Central Georgia Technical College, Middle Georgia State University, and Wesleyan College for DE classes.
DE classes have 5 points added to the final grade for the course.
GATransfer is an online resource that students can use to see how their AP exam scores and/or Dual Enrollment classes can transfer as college credit.
SCHOLARSHIP & FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES
GAfutures is a website administered by Georgia Student Finance Commission and helps students explore postsecondary options and plan for the future. It also houses eligibility requirements and applications for various types of state aid and links to federal aid.
Students may also keep track of their HOPE GPA through their GAfutures account, beginning at the end of their 9th grade year. Underclass HOPE GPAs are updated at the end of each school year.
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a student’s federal student aid application. It determines eligibility for the Pell Grant, Federal Work-Study, and student loans. It is not required for students to complete, but it is suggested. It typically opens on October 1st of each year, and students do not need to complete it until their senior year in high school. It must be completed annually for any student wishing to be reviewed for federal aid eligibility. The FAFSA can be accessed here.
- Scholarships & Financial Aid Resources
The College Counselor will regularly post and email scholarship opportunities to students. In addition, listed below are several resources:
Also, be sure to keep in mind things to look out for when searching and applying for scholarships:
- Transcript Request
To request your transcript be sent to an out of state college/university or to a scholarship organization on your behalf, complete a Transcript Request Form.
The ASVAB is the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. It is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. It is administered annually and is usually offered in the fall at ACE. Interested students can sign up with Mrs. Relyea once the test date is announced.