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Summer Academy

2020 Virtual Summer Fun with ACE 
Summer is HERE!!  21ST Century ACE will offer virtual classes:
We will share our calendar weekly here and on our Facebook page:
Stay safe and We miss you!!
TAME Trailblazer Mobile Museum
This summer students had the opportunity to experience STEM exhibits.  We had a visit from Trailblazer TAME STEM Museum. TAME stands for Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering.  TAME reaches potential where it is, bringing innovative, interactive STEM exhibits to students, families and communities across Texas.  This opportunity allowed students in 3rd-8th grade to learn about energy, space, biotechnology, aerodynamics and weather. We look forward to planning more visits during the 2019-2020 school year. 
NASA Visit
As part of our STEM initiative, students had the opportunity to visit NASA this summer!  Students experienced the following exhibits: Mission Mars, the international landmark Independence Plaza, real flown spacecraft, a real Moon rock, space suits and much more.  This trip taught students about space and science exploration. 
Seize Your Moment Summer Academy
Students successfully completed their summer program where they gained so many memories that will last them a lifetime. This year our activities were themed around the book CoCo.  Students read the book through RISD's Literacy Summer Academy Component and 21st Century Afterschool Program.   On the last day of summer academy, students had the amazing opportunity to meet Diana Lopez, author of the screenplay for Disney's CoCo.  Diana Lopez visited with students in an interactive presentation where she kept students engaged and spoke about perseverance!  All students received a book and had it signed by Diana Lopez.  It was a great way for our students to Seize their moment!