There’s a crisis in American education. Too many kids from low-income families are falling between the cracks simply because they’re stuck in failing schools and can’t afford any other options. It’s happening right here in Arkansas where only 63% of students from low-income families graduate from high school.
ACE Scholarships was founded in Colorado in 2000 to provide these low-income parents with school choice for their families through partial scholarships to K-12 private schools.
In 2018, Arkansas became the eighth state to join ACE’s national efforts, now serving 299 students across the state in 29 partner private schools.
ACE serves children whose families qualify for the federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program and the median income for our ACE families is $27,000 a year. So far in Arkansas, we’ve awarded over $500,000 in scholarships to low-income families helping to send close to 300 kids to the schools their families have decided are right for them.
And the results are amazing with 90% of ACE students graduating and 73% directly enrolling into college.*
*All stats based on national numbers