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. And it’s happening right here in Texas, where more than 300,000 students drop out every year.
ACE Scholarships was founded in 2000 to provide these low-income parents with school choice for their families through partial scholarships to K-12 private schools. ACE serves Texas children whose families qualify for the federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program and the average income for our ACE families is $35,219 a year. In just a few years, ACE has issued 4,059 scholarships to low-income families in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Fort Worth. And we continue to expand our network of partner schools in an effort to send more Texas kids to the schools their families have decided are right for them.
For 20 years, ACE Scholarships has provided quality education options for families in need. The results are amazing with 90+% of ACE scholars consistently graduating high school. Moreover, they’re graduating from college at a rate nearly double that of their peers from predominantly low-income high schools.*
*All ACE graduation stats based on national numbers