At the Connecticut Science Center, ACES students show the literal and figurative closeness from a variety of school districts. Goals of the program are to increase academic achievement and to reduce racial isolation. Submitted photo.
For the 14th year in a row, Area Cooperative
Educational Services (ACES), the educational service center that serves
south central Connecticut, brought “The Write Stuff” to children from
1st – 4th grade students, and showed that “Math Does Count” for 5th
– 8th grade students in schools participating in ACES Open Choice program.
There is a North Haven ACES School at 60 United Drive.
Two hundred campers enrolled in the ACES Math Does Count and The Write Stuff
Summer Camp programs. Campers hailed from Ansonia, Bethany, Branford,
Cheshire, East Haven, Hamden, Meriden, Milford, New Haven, North
Branford, North Haven, Orange,
Wallingford, West Haven and Woodbridge.
Funded by the Connecticut State
Department of Education and Interdistrict grants, these programs
were provided at no cost to participating families.
The Write Stuff and Math Does Count ran from July 22 to August
2 and were held at the ACES Thomas Edison Interdistrict Magnet School in
“At The Write Stuff, children learned to use a range of creative strategies to craft cohesive passages and paint pictures with words. At Math Does Count,
campers learned math concepts and problem-solving skills to help them
have fun with
math and meet several Common Core Curriculum standards for their grade
levels,” explained Carolyn McNally, director, program development, ACES.
ACES is the Regional Educational Service Center for the 25 school
districts in South Central, Connecticut. ACES programs, schools and
services include adult and vocational programs, magnet schools and
interdistrict programs, children and adolescent services,
professional development and school improvement, and technology
services. For additional information, visit www.aces.org