Robstown elementary students had lots of fun through the ACE 21st Century Program.

Every week the students learn about a new continent. The first week, each student received a passport and reviewed how to travel by plane to reach all of these continents. 

To kick off the world traveling adventure, the students put together gliders and then measured how far they flew!

Carnival masks were showcased for South America - Brazil.

They also learned about rain forests and practicing the Spanish language. Some students even used their creative minds to create masterpieces on canvas and caps.

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) serves as a supplementary program to enhance local reform efforts. In Texas, this program is known as ACE (Afterschool Centers on Education). The ACE program assists students in meeting academic standards in core subjects (math, reading, science, social studies) by providing out-of-school time services to students and their families through community learning centers that offer an array of enrichment activities to complement regular academic programs.

The Texas Education Agency focuses state and federal resources on identifying and replicating proven strategies for dropout prevention and recovery. ACE provides targeted academic support to address skill gaps and enrich the learning environment for students who are off track and struggling.

Eligible organizations include: LEAs, non-profits, for-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, and city or county government agencies.

There are currently 74 ACE grantees serving 519 campuses in 117 school districts. The ACE program uses 3,697 certified teachers to serve over 84,637 students.