Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most frequent questions that we have received through the years. 

If your question is not answered below then please feel free to e-mail us at with your question.  We will do our best to get back to you as soon as we can.  Looking forward to your application! 


During your high school sophomore year, PC ACE recruiters come to some of the high schools in the Phoenix Union High School District and give students ACE applications and information regarding PC's ACE Program.

You can also contact the ACE Program to receive an application and information about the ACE Program by email at or by phone at (602) 285-7743. 

The PC ACE Program recruits sophomores from the following high schools within the Phoenix Union High School District and other districts across Phoenix:

Alhambra High School
Camelback High School
Carl Hayden High School
Central High School
Franklin Police & Fire High School
Girls Leadership Academy
Empower College Preparatory Academy
Metro-Tech High School
North High School
Phoenix Coding Academy 
Washington High School

*Any eligible high school sophomore student in the Phoenix area can apply for the PC ACE Program. 

    Tuition for up to 24 credit hours - a value of over $2,000  
    Trips to in-state universities such as U of A, ASU, and NAU ​
    ​Hands-on workshops such as Problem-Solving, Personal Statement, Career Exploration, and more.   
    All the rights and privileges provided to Phoenix College Students including:
        Counseling, Advisement, Library Resources, Career Center Resources, Scholarships, Financial Aid, and Special Services 

Yes. The PC ACE Program allows a maximum of two (2) absences per student with a valid excuse.

It is very important that your current address and telephone number is always on file with the ACE Program 

Yes, you are able to participate in other activities outside of the ACE Program.  However, we strongly encourage our students to not overwhelm themselves with too much and not have scheduling conflicts with our program times. 

Yes, it is possible to successfully manage both programs at once but it is a tedious task.   

No, we do not offer transportation for our students.  We do offer a limited amount of bus passes depending on the circumstances. 

Yes, we require parents to attend orientation and other activities throughout your participation in the program. 

A typical day in the ACE Program depends on the semester.  
Fall & Spring Semester:
8:30-11:30 AM 


11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 - 2:00 PM
ACE Institute Lab or Workshop

Summer Semester:
8:00 - 10:00 AM
Class #1

10:10 - 12:00 AM
Class #2

12:00 - 2:00 PM
ACE Institute Lab or Workshop