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AACE at Roosevelt Middle School

The mission of AACE is to help students get to college.  At Roosevelt, we offer tutoring and help students learn about college and future careers through field trips and presentations.  AACE is funded by a TRIO grant from the U.S. Department of Education.  All of our services are free.  All students need to complete an application to participate in AACE activities.

 

Tutoring

AACE offers drop-in tutoring at lunch during Mondays and Wednesdays in B1 (4th period lunch) and the library (5th period lunch.)

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Kristin Tatum (AACE Educational Advisor) and part-time AACE tutors work with students.

 

Presentations

Introduction to AACE / Study Skills (6th grade): The presentation includes a custom Jeopardy game with questions about AACE services, study skills, test taking tips, high school, and college.        

High School Enrollment Process (8th grade): This presentation, also in the form of a Jeopardy game, helps students learn about the different types of schools, how to choose a high school, how the district assigns students to schools, and important dates.

Career Exploration (all grades): Students take an interactive career assessment on the internet designed to help them match their skills and needs to different jobs.

Career Day (all grades): Speakers from many different career paths talk about their professions and help students understand the connection between academics and future careers.

Preparing for College (8th grade): Students discover the reasons to attend college, basic college facts and admission requirements, and what students need to do to get to college. 

High School Student Panel (8th grade): Participants learn what high school is like from Roosevelt alumni who now attend San Francisco high schools.

 

Field Trips

 Local museums (Aquarium of the Bay, Exploratorium, Academy of Sciences, de Young, Legion of Honor, Asian Art Museum, etc.)

High school visits for 8th graders

College visits (UC Berkeley, San Francisco State)

 

If you would like to contact AACE, please feel free to contact AACE Advisor Kristin Tatum at 415.750.8446 x. 3115 or ktatum@jcyc.org or come by the AACE / Beacon office in room 105.  To join AACE, please fill out an AACE application.