SUNY Corning Community College is the region's first choice for high school students to become involved with concurrent enrollment programs and post-secondary experiences. 
Accelerated College Education (ACE) is a concurrent enrollment program in which high school students take SUNY CCC courses at their high school, earning college credit through SUNY CCC.

Accelerate Your Future Today!

Do you want to jump-start your college career right from your high school classrooms?

Get a head start on your college career through ACE, and enjoy a great beginning with SUNY CCC.

All courses are taught at the student's high school by high school faculty who have the appropriate degree and credentials required by SUNY CCC to teach as adjunct instructors.

ACE is a tremendous educational value. Some benefits of this program include:

  • Earn college credit in your high school for free
  • Alleviate the high stakes testing associated with AP and IB courses
  • Choose from more than 60 college courses
  • NACEP accredited -- rigorous standards, high-quality faculty
  • Credits transfer to more than 300 colleges across the country
  • Challenging in-depth college courses
  • Students are considered part-time SUNY CCC students
  • Phi Theta Kappa -- College Honor Society that offers $36 million in scholarships
  • Get a head start on your college career
  • Build academic confidence
  • Enhanced college admission profile

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ACE History

Accelerated College Education (ACE) was originally called “College Level Education Program (CLEP)” when it began in the fall of 1972 as a joint venture between the Elmira City School District and CCC. It consisted of a single course (calculus) being taught at each of Elmira’s two high schools. By 1987, the program had grown to 185 students in six high schools. It developed into a collaborative effort among the six schools, the area BOCES, and CCC. Its name was then changed to the “Accelerated College Education (ACE) Program.”

Today, the program includes 40 schools covering the Southern Tier of New York and the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania. It offers a choice of 62 college courses while providing high quality educational experiences to approximately 2,500 students. SUNY CCC is a founding member of the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) and received accreditation status through NACEP in 2008.

NACEP is an organization representing colleges from across the country that offer programs similar to ACE, and was established for the purpose of professional exchange, development of common standards, and sharing of information regarding best practices for member colleges.

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