Welcome to ACES
The Southern Elementary ACES program provides quality academic, enrichment, and fun activities for students enrolled at Southern Elementary School. We are a licensed program with the Division of Child Development. ACES is offered from dismissal until 6:00 PM every day that school is in session for students. ACES also operates on some teacher workdays from 7:30 until 6:00.
A $15.00 non-refundable enrollment fee per child is due with the yearly paperwork. This enrollment fee is not required for any child who receives assistance from a state child care agency. A non-refundable deposit of $50.00 is also required at the time of enrollment. This deposit is used for the child's last week of attendance in ACES. The deposit is not required for any child who receives assistance from a state child care agency. The weekly fee is $50.00 and is due on Friday for the next week's enrollment. If the payment is not received by Friday, or made online by Sunday night, a $5.00 late fee will be added to the weekly fee. All Day programs are optional for enrolled students, with an activity fee of $8.00. (If school is closed for three days or more in any given week, the ACES fee for that week is reduced to $25.00)
The ACES program accepts subsidy payments from agencies such as the Department of Social Services (DSS), Guilford Child Development (GCD), and adoption services.
ACES activities include: Our ACES Curriculum- Growing community leaders; an ACES curriculum that serves, ACES across the nation, KidzLit Literacy program, Nature and Science activities, Character development activities, Academic time, Computer Lab, Field trips and special events. A nutritional snack is served daily. (During all day programs, breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack are served.)
In addition to all of the fun things that are listed above, the ACES program spotlights art, music, science, and different states around the nation during our Friday activities. We also focus on service learning, participating in a longer project to help the school, or community.