Ann Richards Middle School

ACE Program

Our Vision and Mission


La Joya ISD ACE Program’s vision is to provide a safe, meaningful and recreational after school environment where students will achieve educational excellence.


The La Joya ISD ACE Program believes that all ACE students should have the opportunity to develop academic, social, and career readiness skills that will prepare them for the 21st century. By integrating the use of technology through a variety of innovative academic and enrichment activities, students will reach and excel at their full potential and become productive leaders of our community

ACE Arts & Crafts

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ACE Cheer squad @ The Juarez Lincoln Homecoming Parade!

Needs and Goals


*Increase higher order thinking skills to improve overall academic achievement

* Increase regular ACE student attendance

*Increase regular ACE student performance on reading renaissance, STAAR and mastery on all core objectives.

*increase ACE parental involvement

* Decrease discipline issues

*Increase English fluency

*Increase college career and military readiness


*the ACE program will offer innovated and motivational clubs such as









-book club

To increase student engagement, attendance, student higher order thinking skills and social skills.

*provide additional assistance with homework and tutoring, provide additional reading time to increase reading renaissance goals

*Host additional ACE community events, where regular ACE students and their families are able to participate in activities that strengthen their relationship.

*promote engaging activities that will increase the motivation of good behavior.

*provide additional times for students to communicate and interact with each other using the English language

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Movie Under the Stars

Friday, Nov. 1st, 5pm

La Joya ISD Sports and Learning Complex

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Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal - Un Poco Loco (From "Coco")