ACE After School Program


The Texas After school Centers on Education (ACE) program is one of the largest statewide after school programs in the country. The district provides tutorials for students before and after school, enrichment activities for students to explore science, technology, and the arts. In addition, the district provide activities and training that help families support their students to be successful at school. The  overarching goal of the program is to foster each student's academic success by improving attendance, behavior, and academics which lead togaed level promotion, grade level promotion graduation and helping students be more  prepared for college and the workplace.

DeSoto ISD offers a free after school program at each of our six (6) elementary campuses for grades K-5 and also at three (3) middle school campus sites for grades 6-8. The program will be academic and enrichment based and will allow the students to extend their studies and grow socially through a consistent structure from the district.  

Prospective Elementary School and Middle School ACE Project participants can

Please Note: The Little Eagles Aftercare Program at Amber Terrace Discover & Design Early Childhood Academy is a fee-based program and is not affiliated with the ACE Project. 

For any questions regarding the Amber Terrace Discovery & Design Early Childhood Academy Little Eagles Aftercare Program, please call 972-223-8757.

For information regarding the ACE project, please contact ACE Project Director Dolores Raivzee Bell via email at or by phone at 972-223-6666 Ext. 338.

Family Engagement

The Texas ACE Program is built on the philosophy that parents must be involved in the child’s education. Various parent involvement activities and parenting workshops will be available throughout the year.

Super Saturday happens every Saturday throughout the school year. Parents are required to attend once a month. From the Heart International Education Services facilitates the family workshop each week.

Family Engagement Meetings will occur every quarter starting in October, January and April at each campus.

For more information on Parent Workshop, please contact Monica Davis, Family Engagement Specialist at 972-223-6666 x475.

Upcoming Events

Campus Contacts:

  • Cockrell Hill – 972-230-1692
  • Frank D. Moates – 972-230-2881
  • Northside – 972-224-6709
  • The Meadows – 972-224-0960
  • Ruby Young – 972-223-6505
  • Woodridge – 972-223-3800
  • East - 972-223-0690
  • McCowan - 972-274-8090
  • West - 972-230-1820