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ACE
MERCEDES INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
AFTERSCHOOL CENTERS ON EDUCATION
21ST CENTURY COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTERS PROGRAM
 
 
Program Overview 
 
 
The Mercedes ISD Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE Program) is an after school program currently being offered at all Mercedes ISD campuses for K - 12th grade students. We strive to provide a structured, safe, and supervised environment that sparks creativity, imagination, learning and social interaction through hands-on inquiry based learning to prepare students with 21st Century Skills. Our after school program is free of charge and offers students a variety of academic tutorials and enrichment programs before and after school.
 
​Mercedes ISD ACE provides extended learning opportunities for students and their families and offers innovative, hands-on activities that reinforce and complement students' regular day academic programs. These activities are offered before and after school and are based on research and best practices. By working with community partners, we provide academic enrichment that meets community needs.
 
Mercedes ISD ACE also strives to increase promotion and graduation rates and help students prepare for college and the 21st Century workplace. We do this with our various activities such as college readiness programs for all grade levels, technology camps, reading camps, social studies camps and math camps.
 
All the services provided by the Mercedes ISD ACE Program at the campuses, center around one or more of the following components:
 
 
               Program Components 
 
  • Academic Enhancement -students are offered tutoring services or the opportunity to participate in activities that encourage academic excellence.
  • Enrichment Activities -students are offered the chance to participate in fun activities including field trips, after school and summer programs, guest speakers, fine arts, sports, karate and the opportunity to earn incentive awards.
  • Pre-employment Activities - employment skills training is offered to students.Students are introduced to skills that may make it easier to find employment.Students are also introduced to career possibilities.
  • Parental Involvement -activities that are targeted for parents.These activities may include services such as enrichment trips and health fairs or parent specific such as parenting groups, or adult literacy.
  • Supportive Guidance -activities where students receive assistance and advice to help them overcome difficult situations they may face.Supportive guidance can be in the form of a group or provided on an individual basis. ​
MERCEDES ISD ACE PROGRAM HOURS OF OPERATION
 
Hinojosa Elementary: Monday - Thursday, 6:30 -7:30 am & 3:15 - 5:45 pm

Travis Elementary: Monday - Thursday, 6:30 - 7:30 am & 3:15 - 5:45 pm

Taylor Elementary: Monday - Thursday, 6:30 - 7:30 am & 3:15 - 5:45 pm

Kennedy Elementary: Monday - Friday, 6:30 - 7:30 am & 3:15 - 5:15 pm

Chacon Middle School: Monday - Thursday, 6:45 - 7:45 am & 4:10 - 6:40 pm

Harrell Middle School: Monday - Thursday, 6:45 - 7:45 am & 4:10 - 6:40 pm

Mercedes High School: Monday - Thursday, 6:45 - 7:45 am & 4:00 - 6:30 pm

Mercedes Early College Academy: Monday - Thursday, 6:45 -7:45 am & 4:00 - 6:30pm

                          MERCEDES ISD ACE PROGRAM STAFF
 
Marcos De Los Santos
ACE Program Director
956.825.5088
 
Elena Moreno
ACE Program Secretary
​956.825.5088
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Katherine Vallejo
Hinojosa Elementary Site Coordinator
956.514.2277
 
Yvette Munoz
Travis Elementary Site Coordinator
956.514.2366​

Michelle Arguelles
Taylor Elementary Site Coordinator
956.514.2388
 
Erica Garza
Kennedy Elementary Site Coordinator
956.514.5110
Hector Lopez
Chacon Middle School Site Coordinator
956.514.2200
 
Desiree Perez
Harrell Middle School Site Coordinator
956.825.5140​
 
Diana Olivares
Mercedes High School Site Coordinator
956.514.2100
 
Monica Mata
Mercedes Early College Academy Site Coordinator
956.825.5180
Edwina Trevino
ACE Family Engagement Specialist
956.825.5098