ACES is a 4-year scholar program for future teachers focusing on mentoring, leadership, service, and personal and professional development.
Members are active participants and leaders within the Appalachian Educators Club, in addition to a wide variety of campus activities. The ACES program provides a sense of camaraderie for future educators that promotes a passion for teaching. ACES students participate in service projects and attend professional development on campus.
Here are some highlights of the program:
The Freshman Experience
- Easy move-in day at the Living Learning Center with the help of upperclassmen
- Freshmen Retreat to build community before classes start
- Mentor program to help with everything from getting books to discovering Boone & the High Country
- Seminar on Teacher Leadership course
The Sophomore Experience
- Mentor incoming students
- Visit inner-city schools in our nation's capitol, Washington D.C.
The Junior Experience
- Service day dedicated to helping schools in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
- Resume workshops
The Senior Experience
- Ocracoke Island Retreat for professional development enrichment at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement for Teaching (NCCAT)
- Correspond with a professional mentor
Have questions about the ACES program? Email Jan Stanley at firstname.lastname@example.org.