Ace Academy Information
Please follow the steps below and complete all forms included in this application. It is important that all deadlines are met.

Complete the student application form.

Ask three teachers to provide a recommendation using the Faculty Recommendation Form. Ask each teacher to return his/her completed recommendation form to the school guidance counselor by the deadline.

Complete an application for Patrick Henry Community College, if you have not done so already.

Return both application forms (ACE and PHCC) to your school counselor or designee. All completed application packets will be forwarded to the school’s Selection Committee.

Take both the English and Math VPT tests when administered at your school. Score a 4 or higher on English and pass all math modules 1-9.

Application Process

Note: Please read all instructions before completing this application.

Acceptance for enrollment in the ACE Academy is based on the following criteria and procedures:

The student is enrolled and is in good standing in his/her school.

The student will have satisfactorily completed his/her sophomore year in high school.

The Selection Committee at the local school will identify and rank the applicants invited to participate in the ACE Academy based on the criteria set by the committee.

Students are expected to commit to the two-year program.

Admission to the ACE Academy is by application and acceptance. All applicants are made aware of the curriculum offered as described in the ACE Academy’s policies, literature, and correspondence. Students are not permitted to opt out of certain courses, since the courses in the two-year program are predetermined and sequential, and must be completed by all students in the academy.

• Criteria reviewed by the Selection Committee for each applicant are:

SOL scores
Cumulative GPA
Faculty recommendations
Virginia Placement Tests (VPT) in English and Math (through PHCC)

Students invited to participate in the ACE Academy for each school are chosen by the school’s Selection Committee based on the above criteria. No review of the Selection Committee’s assessment may be made by the applicant or his/her parent(s) or guardian(s).

All components of the completed ACE Academy application and completed application to Patrick Henry Community College are due in the guidance office by 3:30 P.M. on Friday, February 28, 2020.

The School Board of Henry County does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, disability, or national origin in its employment practices or educational programs and activities.
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