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A.C.E. Project at Nottingham High School

October 13, 2008 10:05 PM

A.C.E. Project at Nottingham High School

The Achieving though Coaching and Education (A.C.E.) Project was launched in the fall of 2007 and is a collaboration between USTA Eastern, Reach For College! (RFC) a non-profit college-access program, and high schools throughout the Section.

Tennis and education are a perfect fit. Many high schools which sit in underserved communities have students and high school tennis players who love the game but fail to apply for the opportunity to advance through a college education. USTA Eastern and Reach For College!, Inc. are partnering with eight such high schools and their tennis coaches and teams to expand the opportunity for application (entrance and retention) to a college education.

USTA Eastern and the Western Region are proud to partner with Nottingham High School in Syracuse to implement the A.C.E. Project. Tennis Coach Tim Colwell, Social Studies Teacher Tom Little, and administrators from the Syracuse City School District have enthusiastically embraced the program.

Twenty-six students from both the Girls’ and Boys’ Tennis Teams at Nottingham have signed up to be a part of the A.C.E. Project. Classroom sessions will be held twice each week and topics to be covered include Time Management, SAT Preparation, Goal-Setting, and Oral/Written Communication Skills. The first classroom session took place on October 1.

A Parent Orientation was held on Wednesday evening, September 24 in the Nottingham High School cafeteria. Linda Mann and Joe Steger from USTA Eastern were present to discuss the program with the paren

ts and students and to answer questions. We look forward to working closely with the students and staff at Nottingham High School on this initiative.

Nottingham Parent OrientationStudents at Orientation