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Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE)

Welcome to the Lockhart ISD Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE) Program! The ACE Program is funded through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers initiative of the U.S. Department of Education in partnership with Region 13 Education Service Center.

The goal of the program is to enhance each student’s academic success by improving academics, attendance, and behavior. Ultimately, each student will be more prepared for college and the workplace. The ACE Program incorporates the four fundamental components of academics, enrichment, college and career readiness, and family service.

Lockhart ISD students enrolled in second through fifth grades are eligible to participate in ACE after being recommended and invited by the school’s principal.  Parents are asked to complete a registration form before the student begins attending the program. 

The ACE Program provides a safe and respectful environment for LISD students.  Participants have the opportunity to engage in academic, social, and physical activities. These activities include age-appropriate group projects, reading improvement projects, writing skills enhancement, scheduled homework time, and socialization.  ACE incorporates activities and projects that foster cooperation, increase community awareness, promote positive social behavior, and emphasize health and safety. The program encourages self-confidence and the development of problem-solving skills.

For the 2020-2021 school year, the ACE Program will be offered through distance learning. The ACE Program is operated through Lockhart Independent School District Community Education.  The program operates Monday - Friday,  August 31, 2020 through April 16, 2021. The program will be closed on December 18, 2020 for the Christmas break, reopening Wednesday, January 6, 2021.  The summer program will operate Monday through Thursday, June 7, 2021, through July 22, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Director of Community Education Deanna Juarez at 512-398-0246 or

Mary Grace Caballero

Site Coordinator, Alma Brewer Strawn Elementary

Amanda Salazar

Site Coordinator, Bluebonnet Elementary
(Serving students from Bluebonnet Elementary and Clear Fork Elementary)

Catherine Catari

Site Coordinator, Navarro Elementary
(Serving students from Navarro Elementary and Plum Creek Elementary)