Academic Catalog

Early College

The Office of Early College provides programs for K-12 students. The office oversees the following programs:

ACE Program

The ACE Program (Achieving a College Education) is an early college, two-year tuition scholarship college preparation program for high school students. The mission of the ACE Program is to increase the college success rate of underrepresented, financially disadvantaged, and/or first-generation college-bound students. Students must demonstrate evidence of commitment to completing the program while attending high school. Students may apply directly through this office at or through the ACE contact at their high school.

Hoop of Learning (Native American Students)

The Hoop of Learning program at CGCC is designed to provide educational opportunities for Native American students in high school grades 9 through 12 to earn college credits. Native American high school students can apply with CGCC or through their local high school counselor. For more information, please email the Early College Program at

Special Events

The Office of Early Outreach works with a variety of K-12 and community partners to create college-bound events for K-12 students. An example of our successful partnerships with the Chandler Unified School District is a program called Destination College. Destination College is a summer school program for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Students learn about the importance of reaching their educational goals while they are still in elementary school. For more information, please call 480-732-7205.