Launched in 2018-19, Garland ISD’s Accelerating Campus Excellence (ACE) program takes a new approach to education, which focuses on strategic staffing and student support.

ACE first identifies specific staff members who will best fit the individual needs of students at participating campuses. It then ensures every student is supported academically, socially and emotionally in order to reach his or her greatest potential.

Our ACE schools are:

ACE not only inspires innovation, academic excellence, citizenship and college and career readiness. It also helps eliminate previous opportunity gaps.


Each ACE school offers:

  • Extended school hours
  • Enrichment activities after school
  • Social and emotional learning and development
  • Discounted uniforms
  • Free breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Transportation home for students who stay until 6 p.m.
  • A culture of high expectations
  • Financial incentives to attract and retain highly effective staff
  • Specialized training and extra professional development


Students and staff at an ACE school will benefit from:

  • Extra academic support - teachers will provide additional instruction, with a focus on subjects such as English and mathematics
  • Time to complete homework at school
  • Resources for character and leadership development
  • Opportunity to co-build a dynamic and transformative learning environment alongside talented peers

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For more information about the ACE program at Handley, contact:
For more information about the ACE program at Lyles, contact: