ACE Out of School Time Program 


We are delighted to extend a warm and hearty welcome to each and every one of you as we embark on an exciting journey with the Texas Afterschool Centers on Education, or Texas ACE program, right here in Castleberry ISD.

The Texas ACE program, funded by the federal Nita M. Lowey 21st CCLC initiative, plays a pivotal role in transforming our community learning centers into hubs of academic excellence and enrichment opportunities. Our mission is clear: to provide a nurturing and supportive environment that fosters growth and achievement for our students, particularly those who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools.

Texas ACE is set to deliver a comprehensive range of activities designed to empower our students and engage our community:

  1. Targeted Academic Support: We are committed to ensuring that our students have access to the very best in educational resources. High-quality instructional materials (HQIM), high-impact tutoring (HIT), and school-day aligned academic activities will be at the forefront of our efforts to bolster student achievement.

  2. Student Interest-Based Enrichment: Learning doesn't end when the school bell rings. Our Texas ACE program embraces the idea that enrichment comes in many forms. From college and career readiness programs to service learning, physical fitness, health and wellness initiatives, and a vibrant array of fine arts activities, we're here to inspire your child's passions and interests.

  3. Family Engagement in Learning: We firmly believe that education is a collaborative effort, and we invite our parents and community members to join us in this journey. Through a variety of engaging activities and ongoing opportunities, we aim to strengthen the bonds between parents, schools, and the larger community. Together, we can create a supportive network that truly makes a difference in our students' lives.

At Castleberry ISD, we are committed to nurturing the potential within each student, and the Texas ACE program is a testament to that commitment. With your active involvement, we are confident that we can create a brighter and more promising future for our students.

Thank you for entrusting us with the education and enrichment of your child. Together, we will inspire, educate, and uplift the Castleberry ISD community.





21st CCLC ACE Program Specialist   |   Gary S. Jones Administration 

 [email protected]   |   803.875.0624


Program Hours:

Monday through Friday

3:30PM to 6:00PM

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