Both South Elementary and Daingerfield Junior High School will be participating in the Texas ACE program through the 21st Century Grant. Texas ACE© programs aim to improve student attendance, behavior, and academics, while providing safe supplemental learning space for students after school. These grant-funded programs provide high quality supplemental enrichment activities that align with the regular academic program; and programs are encouraged to deliver those activities in creative, hands-on, and exploratory ways. TEA funds local Texas ACE programs through a competitive peer-review process.
Included in the program will be an after-school tutorial time, enrichment time, and meal. Transportation home is also provided. In addition, there is a before-school tutorial opportunity.
Angie Reeder serves as the ACE coordinator at South and Tonya Guinn fills the same position at Daingerfield Junior High.