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The purpose of the Program of Studies is to help students and parents make choices from among the range of
career and technical (CTE) programs available at ACE. The selection of an appropriate program requires careful
thought. Students are encouraged to develop their current interests and find a CTE program that sparks a
At ACE, a vast amount of time and effort is dedicated to assist students in selecting courses which best fit
each individual’s academic needs and interests. The course selection procedure is designed to ensure that
students, parents, teachers, and school counselors all collaborate and contribute to the decision- making
process by thoughtfully reviewing course options.
Eleventh and twelfth grade students and their parents are asked to tentatively select all of their courses
desired during their time at ACE. While the plan will require updating each year, advance planning will
help to ensure that your goals are attained.
Teachers and Counselors from both your feeder school and ACE are available to provide assistance to all
parents/caregivers and students. Please take advantage of their expertise and make your important
decisions after careful thought.
Dr. Mike Lovecchio
ACE Director


Course Availability
All courses outlined in The Program of Studies may be limited in enrollment. Staffing decisions are dependent upon
course enrollments and available resources. Low enrollment or staffing constraints may result in the cancellation of
courses and/or sections. When enrollment must be limited, preference will be given first to those closest to
completing a program followed by new enrollees. If a course is not available for any of the reasons stated above,
affected students will be notified by their school counselor, who will assist students in making alternative program
selections. Conflicts in scheduling could occur for any course at both ACE and at your feeder school; therefore, it is
important for students to make certain to prioritize their courses when planning out their four-year academic
Prior to registering, make certain you have reviewed your graduation requirements with your school counselor

ACE Eligibility Criteria
All students are encouraged to attend ACE. At times it is necessary to determine fit. ACE will 
consider the following factors when determiningeligibility for enrollment.
•  Students must be on grade level and have met district and state graduation requirements up to 
enrollment date.

•  Previous grades, attendance and discipline
o Due to the requirements associated with ACE programs, students must demonstrate academic 
capability, personal responsibility and ability to adhere to program related safety standards.

•  Student IGP’s must align with the ACE program in which they are enrolling.

•  Students must be eligible to take all required state and national certification testsassociated 
with each program. Criteria for these tests are determined by national and state agencies.

•  Cosmetology, Barbering, Nail Tech and Health Science Tech students must be at least 16 years old 
to enroll and commit to attending two full semesters and one half semester at ACE.
o Students must have a SC State or Federally Issued ID, birth certificate and a social security 
card to take the state licensing examination.

•  Barbering and Cosmetology students must obtain necessary clock hours each semester in order to 
progress to the next course level. Mandatory hours will be provided outside of school time to allow 
students to meet the state requirements. Both programs require a kit (roughly $300) prior to the 
start of classes. Lastly, barbering students need to complete aTB test prior to the start of 

•  EMS is a one semester class, open to seniors only, and leads to students taking the EMT 
certification exam. The examination can be taken at any time, however EMT licensure willnot be 
awarded until student is 18 and possesses a high school diploma.
 Students must have a SC State or Federally Issued ID, birth certificate and a social security 
card to take the state licensing examination.

Note: Work-based credit is available for all programs. Please see our Career Development
Facilitator or instructor for additional details.