Accelerated Center for Education
The Accelerated Center for Education (ACE) evolved from a dropout prevention committee headed by then Assistant Superintendent Shirley J. Neeley. This "school of choice" for at risk students opened its doors to 60 students in January 1994. The original campus consisted of a two-room portable building located on the San Jacinto College North Campus. The staff consisted of one principal, one counselor, four core subject teachers, one secretary and one instructional aid.
Due to the success of the program ACE was moved to its current location at the Joyce Zotz Education Center. The number of teachers has increased to fifteen, and the number of students to enter and succesfully complete the program is increasing yearly.
Center for Success
The Center For Success (CFS) is a unique alternative campus developed by Galena Park Independent School District. CFS is designed to meet the educational and disciplinary needs of At-Risk students who have not been successful at their home campuses. CFS serves regular education students in grades 6-12, as well as Special Education students.
The goal of CFS is to provide students with a meaningful educational experience in an environment of consistent, structured, and caring discipline and to enable each student to maximize his/her potential intellectually, socially, and emotionally.
While at CFS, students engage in various programs to address academic short-comings. TAKS deficiencies and basic skills are addressed through computerized instruction and practice. In addition, students engage in career assessments and exploration, as well as personal and group counseling to focus on various life skills. The ultimate goal of CFS is to return students to their home campuses better equipped to be successful in their normal classroom settings.