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Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC)

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The Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) federal program is authorized by Title IV, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. 

The Texas 21st CCLC program operates as the Texas Afterschool Centers on Education or Texas ACE. Texas ACE creates community-learning centers that provide opportunities during non-school hours. 

The program focuses on students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools and their families by providing opportunities for students to participate in supplemental academic and enrichment activities that help them meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math. 

The program also offers students a broad array of enrichment activities to reinforce and complement the regular academic program and offers families of participating students opportunities for meaningful engagement in their children’s education, including opportunities for literacy and related educational development.

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Texas ACE Program will offer the following types of activities at the Santa Rosa Independent School District:

The Texas ACE program is committed to helping students succeed academically and personally by offering a network of support services to students and their families.  The program is working together with school and community members to provide each student the best chance for success.




Texas Afterschool Centers on Education (Texas ACE)
956-565-5348 ext. 2021

  1. Academic Tutoring/Homework Help
      • Academic tutoring in the core subject areas at each campus
      • Homework assistance at each campus
  2. Enrichment Activities
      • Activities that support student learning, character development, social-emotional learning, health and wellness, and fine arts 
      • Previously, Texas ACE activities have included art, dance, sports, Greenpower Electric Car Club, archery, gardening, culinary club, chess, media club, music, and many others
  3. Family Engagement Activities (FES)
      • Services and activities to parents of students participating in the ACE program 
      • Previously, Texas ACE FES activities have included family strengthening classes, nutrition classes, ESL classes, computer literacy classes, and social work services that include social-emotional support and information and referral services