ACES Education Foundation Grants • Awarded for 2017-18 Academic Year

Thanks to the support  of community partners and individuals, the ACES Education Foundation was able to award $90,500 in grants and fund-a-need initiatives, and $3,000 in scholorships in 2017.  These funds support innovative projects that help ACES teachers and staff enhance ACES programs and improve learning for students and clients.


ACES Educational Center for the Arts

  •  A Day in the Life, theater workshops and performances to acquaint students with ACES ECA: $4,750

ACES Mill Road School

  1. ALIVE, a trauma-informed, prevention-based support program: $9,090
  2. 3D Printer to enhance STEM education: $5,060
  3. Mentor Program: $4,800
  4. Hands-On Robotic Learning Experience: $3,539
  5. Mindful Education: $3,050
  6. iPad Learning Station: $1,600
  7. Coping Skills, a pilot program supporting classroom coping skills: $1,500
  8. Therapeutic Garden: $925
  9. Outdoor Labyrinth, garden expansion: $615

ACES Thomas Edison Middle School

  • Hot Spots, student-safe WiFi devices: $5,541
  • STEAM-based Makerspace, a space for students to learn through hands-on, inquiry-based lessons: $6,000
  • Robotic Learning, a program to provide hands-on robotic learning experiences to K – 5 students: $2,310

ACES Village School

  • Mindful Education: $9,902
  • The Switches, a sensory and communications enhancement kit: $1,750

ACES Whitney High School East/West

  • Drama Program: $7,374
  • Mindful Education: $3,780
  • Pinewood Derby: $2,850

ACES Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet School

  • OSMO, an educational game system for iPods and iPhones: $3,357

ACES Alfred E. Hopkins Memorial Scholarship Fund for Advanced Study in the Arts The ACES Alfred E. Hopkins Memorial Scholarship Fund for Advanced Study in the Arts was established in memory of Alfred E. Hopkins, a beloved and brilliant ACES central office administrator who appreciated and collected art. The 2017 scholarship recipients were ACES Educational Center for the Arts students Alexa LaBaw of Shelton who will be pursuing a major in bassoon performance and a minor in business at Northwestern University, and Clementine Wurzbach of Killingworth who will be pursuing a major in drama at Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama.