The Academy for College Excellence

Can One Semester Change Your Life?

The Academy for College Excellence is a full time, one semester program at Cabrillo College.

Since 2001, ACE has been helping students discover and build upon their strengths in order to become effective students. Through the 1 semester ACE program, you can develop the confidence and skills to accelerate your success in college, on the job, and in life.

The ACE program is currently in a program redesign & will not be offered in Fall 2022. Our next cohort start date will be Fall 2023. If you have any questions please feel free to email our Program Coordinator Leah Resendez at or the ACE/DMCP Department Chair Kylie Kenner at

During the ACE semester, you will grow:

  • Understand yourself and how you relate to others
  • Make lasting Friendships
  • Learn effective communication and stress management techniques

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  • Identify your strengths and goals
  • Discover how you learn best
  • Bring your skills up to college level

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  • Explore career options
  • Develop management and team skills
  • Gain confidence

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Let us show you how one semester can change your life!