Accelerated Cohort at Eastern Application
The Accelerated Cohort at Eastern (ACE) is designed specifically for students who have the motivation and habits of mind to meet above-grade level academic standards and be part of an Honors cohort in grades 9 and 10. The mission of this program is to provide a rich academic experience for students who have demonstrated high achievement across content areas in middle school and would like to begin exploring our more advanced curriculum and content in grades 9 and 10. ACE fosters student preparedness for Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses in grades 10 - 12. ACE maximizes students’ learning experiences and their opportunities for admission to competitive colleges and universities. Students will share a team of educators that typically teach upperclassmen in advanced level courses such as Honors, AP, and IB.In addition to fulfilling DCPS graduation requirements, ACE students will:
- Sign a family contract upon acceptance into the program.
- Maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average each quarter.
- Complete subject-specific summer assignments/readings.
- Participate in ninth grade orientation.
- Participate in at least one extracurricular activity/sport each year.
- Complete 150 total community service hours before graduation.
- Apply and interview for summer academic experiences on college campuses after freshman year (Eastern staff will support students through this application process).


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Part I: Student Information
Student's Full Name (Last, First): *
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Street Address: *
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Primary Phone Number: *
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Middle School: *
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Are you a current 8th grade student? *
Student's Gender: *
Student's Age: *
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Parent/Guardian's Full Name (Last, First): *
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Parent/Guardian's Email Address: *
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Student's Email Address: *
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What afterschool activities do you anticipate participating in during your 9th grade year? Do you have any other responsibilities outside of school? *
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Part II: Parental Consent
By initialing below, I am indicating that I understand the requirements for the ACE program and give my consent for my student to participate in the ACE program at Eastern Senior High School. *
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Part III: Teacher Recommendations
You must have two teacher recommendations to be admitted to ACE. One of the two teachers must be your current English teacher.
English Teacher's Name (Last, First): *
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English Teacher's Email Address: *
We will email your English teacher a recommendation form to complete
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Other Current Teacher's Name (Last, First): *
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This Teacher's Subject Area (Math, Science, Etc): *
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This Teacher's Email Address: *
We will email this teacher a recommendation form to complete
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Part IV: Report Card Submission
Please email a copy of your most recent report card to Ms. Kelly Hart at If you are unable to email a copy of your report card, you may bring it to the front office with "ACE Application, Attn: Kelly Hart" on the front of the envelope.
Part V: Brief Constructed Responses
In 500 words or less per question, please answer both questions below.
Choose ONE of the IB traits below. Describe an experience in which you exemplified this trait. How did possessing this trait help you solve a problem or overcome a challenge? Please be specific. *
IB learners strive to be inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, and reflective.
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IB graduates from Eastern are expected to represent to the world that they meet Eastern’s core values of excellence, scholarship, honor and service. Why do you believe this is important and, as a graduate, how would you move forward to demonstrate that you embody these characteristics? *
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A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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