Asian-American Coalition for Education
The Asian-American Coalition for Education (AACE) is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to help parents and school children, especially recent immigrants to the United States, understand the U.S. educational system and provide them with relevant information and services so that the children can improve school performance and quickly assimilate into the mainstream educational system.
Since its founding in 1996, the AACE has regularly sponsored training courses for parents and students, held free seminars with tutoring, summer school, and a Chinese school, and organized many cultural and educational exchanges between the U.S. and China.
All of these programs have been hugely beneficial to the children in their educational progress, adaptability, and grade promotion. AACE has won wide praise and support from education and other government agencies and the communities it serves, which has grown to include not only Asian families, but those of many other ethnicities as well. Each year the organization’s activities become ever more diversified.
AACE’s programs currently include:
- Student Training
- Test Preparation: Offering a wide variety of prep courses taught by qualified teachers to give students a good foundation as well as prepare for Gifted Children class, statewide tests, and other standardized exams such as the Special High School, SSHS, PSAT, SAT, CAT, etc.
- Summer School: Classes integrate academic and talent classes with recreation and field trips. Students enjoy a balanced and multi-faceted program while working parents are relieved, knowing that their children are active, learning, and well cared for all day.
- Chinese School: Through this program, students learn the pinyin system of Chinese, simplified characters, traditional characters, standard pronunciation, conversational skills, composition, and Chinese culture.
- Talent Classes: Courses are offered in painting, music, dance, body exercise, Kung Fu, and other areas.
- After-school Tutoring: Tutors not only help with daily homework but also give extra coaching in academic subjects such as reading, writing, and math, and other areas such as music, dance, Kung Fu, and chess.
- Special Counseling: Experts give help and counsel to students on selection of and application to higher-level schools. Special services are provided for students who wish to study in the U.S.
- Parent Training: Offering free educational seminars and workshops to help parents learn how to best monitor their children’s studies at home
- Helps parents understand new standards set by the Department of Education from pre-school to 12th grade, review the contents of different school tests by doing simulation tests themselves, and learn how to better help their children
- Assists parents in staying informed about school activities so that they can participate in their children’s school activities
- Provides families with information about special advanced classes, as well as the high school/college application and selection processes
- Makes parents aware that their children may have an issue of adaptability as they go from primary to middle to high school to college
- Advises parents on how to communicate with their children and their children’s teachers
- Sponsoring of American-Chinese cultural and educational exchanges by setting up sister schools and special classes to learn about each other and organizing groups of American and Chinese school children to visit one another’s countries
Program Descriptions (Click On Links to Learn More)
- Weekend English and Math Tutoring Classes
- Weekend Chinese School
- Talent Classes
- After-School Tutoring
- Summer School
- Summer Visit & Study Tours in the U.S. for Chinese Students
- Summer Visit Tours in China
- AACE will help find scholarships for its students to visit China in the summer.
- We also arrange tours where parents can join students to visit famous Chinese sights and historical relics and taste the diverse culinary delights from different parts of the country.
- Students will not only see the essence of Chinese culture and history, but will also have opportunities to join get-togethers with Chinese students and/or become future pen pals.
- Enrollment opens in March and ends in May.
- Trips to China occur in July or August.