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Academy for Careers in Engineering and Science (ACES)

Dear parents,

My name is Mike Papadimitriou (Dr. Pap), and I am the Headmaster at the Academy for Careers in Engineering and Science (ACES) located on the Oak Ridge High School Campus. Students in the Oak Ridge, Grand Oaks, College Park and Woodlands feeder zones are eligible to apply for admission to the Academy at Oak Ridge (ACES) and/or the Academy of Science and Technology (AST) at College Park. Despite the name differences, both academies offer just about the same courses, and we have the same program requirements. The manner in which we fulfill these program requirements varies a bit between academies.

Our application deadline is mid-November. Junior High counselors and math/science teachers will have applications in the near future. Applications are also available on our website (or use the link below). Submissions can be by mail, email, fax or in-person drop off.

For the Academy for Careers in Engineering and Science, we do not require any additional testing other than the PSAT 8/9 that all CISD 8th graders take at their junior high schools. If your child is not able to take this test, we will use prior standardized test data already on file.

We have three 8th Grade Parent Information Zoom Nights scheduled:

ACES 8th Grade Parent Information Nights

6:00-7:00 pm

Via Zoom Conference

(same meeting – only need to attend one)

Monday October 5, 2020
Thursday October 8, 2020
Wednesday October 14, 2020

Please register for the Zoom at:

Once you register, we will forward the Zoom link or links to you. These Zoom meetings are limited to 300 participants. Also, if something weird happens with technology, we will schedule other meetings!

Please call or email if I can answer questions for you.

Dr. Pap

ACES Applicationpdf