ACES is a 4-year scholar program for future teachers focusing on mentoring, leadership, service, and professional development.
Appalachian Community of Education Scholars (ACES) is a program that promotes teacher leadership. 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 unique professional development opportunties.
Students who are interested in the ACES program must APPLY during the first application deadline as a first-year student:
- Complete your Appalachian State University application by November 1.
- After applying to Appalachian, complete your Application for Academic and Merit Scholarship Opportunities by November 15. Learn more.
- Be sure to select "ACES" when applying and complete the interest statement.
- Watch your email and your MyMountaineer portal for more information.
When Will I Hear?
Students should hear an ACES admission decision no later than March 15. Selected students must commit to ACES by May 1.
The First Year Experience
- Easy move-in day at the Living Learning Center with the help of upperclassmen
- First Year 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 Second Year Experience
- Mentor incoming students
- Visit schools in our nation's capitol, Washington D.C.
The Third Year Experience
- Service day dedicated to helping schools in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
- Resume workshops
The Fourth Year Experience
- Ocracoke Island Retreat for professional development enrichment at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement for Teaching (NCCAT)
- Correspondance with a professional mentor
Have questions about the ACES program? Email Megan Kasper at firstname.lastname@example.org.