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ACE Information - High School



WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO SIGN FOR ACE?
 

Palo Duro High School students entering by September 30th of their 9th grade year.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Students and Parents/Guardians must sign the ACE pledge before September 30th of freshman year and re-sign annually while in high school.  The signing process reaffirms students' commitment to their high school education and ACE standards.   
  • Remain continuously enrolled at Palo Duro until graduation
  • Graduate from Palo Duro High School within four years
  • Graduate from Palo Duro High School with a minimum of the following:
    •  Overall 85 Cumulative GPA
    • 95% attendance rate (Excused and unexcused absences count equally) 
    • Maintain appropriate behavior while in high school
  • Complete admission, financial aid, and scholarship requirements for Amarillo College and/or West Texas A&M University (WTAMU)

ARE THERE CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS? 

         
    • To receive the ACE scholarship, your child must be a US citizen.
    • However, permanent residents, refugees and asylee's are all eligible to sign their freshman year.
    • This must be proven by a birth certificate, certificate of citizenship, or a permanent resident card by September 30th of the 9th grade year. 
    • Refugee/Asylum status must be proven by a permanent residency card or other documentation.

WHAT DOES ACE OFFER ME BESIDES THE SCHOLARSHIP? 

  • Ongoing support during high school to encourage good attendance and grades
  • Fieldtrips to colleges
  • Financial Aid workshops to assist in applying for federal student aid (FAFSA)
  • Assistance in completion of college enrollment applications
  • Special “ACE only” college class registration at Amarillo College
  • Special student services at Amarillo College and WTAMU
  • Ongoing support for all ACE college students from the Palo Duro ACE office
  • ACE College Guide given to all ACE seniors to update and inform of important dates and requirements

HOW DO YOU SIGN UP FOR ACE?

Enter Palo Duro HighSchool before September 30th of your 9th grade year and sign the ACE pledge. 

Students wishing to transfer to Palo Duro to participate in the ACE Scholarship Program may contact the ACE office for further information.  Transfer paperwork must be submitted to Palo Duro by May 1st prior to the school year.  

IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS– WHO DO I CONTACT?

Sandra Gonzalez, ACE Coordinator, PaloDuro Cluster 806-326-2424

Sheila Garcia, ACE Clerk, Palo Duro High School 806-326-2423

Connie Bradford, ACE Program Director, Amarillo Area Foundation 806-350-4518

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