ACES serves fourth- through eighth-grade urban students, and our focus is on the "ABCs of ACES": Academics, Behavior, and Community. Minneapolis Public Schools' most recent data analysis on ACES students shows that when compared to the general student population, ACES students are:
- 23% more likely to earn one year or more growth in math.
- 30% more likely to earn one year or more growth in reading.
The most recent analysis by St. Paul Public Schools shows that during the 2010-11 school-year MCAs:
- 71% of ACES students showed medium or high growth in math.
- 84% of ACES students showed medium or high growth in reading.
Students who consistently attend ACES show academic growth, improved behavior and school attendance, and increased identity with their communities.
Program Outcomes for the 2011-12 School Year
(For the complete 2011-12 program outcomes report card, click here.)
- ACES students benefited from a total of 25,252 hours of in-class programming.
- 90% of ACES students improved or maintained satisfactory school grades.
- 84% of ACES students improved or maintained positive behavior/social skills.
- 90% of ACES students realized satisfactory attendance at school.
- 83 middle school (7/8) students participated in 1,957 hours of service in the community.
- 78% of those students reported they had “learned to give back to the community".