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A Community Investment in Student Success

Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES) is a collaborative effort among Montgomery County Public Schools, Montgomery College and the Universities at Shady Grove, designed to provide students with a seamless and supportive pathway to a bachelor’s degree.

Hear from students how ACES is shaping a brighter future

Naing Oak

My parents–they’re immigrants. They don’t really know how the college process works. So having a program like this is really beneficial to someone who is completely in the dark.

Naing Oak
ACES student, Montgomery College, Business Major

I like to think of ACES as my second family. I am thankful for the support and guidance of my mentors and the friendships I have made. Choosing the USG campus to complete my bachelor’s degree is one of the best decisions I have made. Students leave the USG campus with the academic skills and real-world experiences needed for successful careers.

Jathselle Pierre-Louis
ACES student, University of Maryland University College, Digital Media and Web Technology

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