Overview of ACE Program
The Ohio Afterschool Child Enrichment (ACE) Educational Savings Account program provides qualifying families with a $1,000 credit per child. These funds can be used to pay for a variety of educational activities designed to help accelerate learning for children impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Before- or after-school educational programs
o An educational program means an activity aligned to state academic standards that develops academic knowledge and is designed to accelerate learning.
• Day camps, including camps for academics, music, and arts;
• Educational, learning or study skills services;
• Field trips to historical landmarks, museums, science centers and theaters, including admission, exhibit and program fees;
• Language classes;
• Music lessons;
o Lessons are an allowable service; however, purchase of musical instruments and other hardware are not allowable through the ACE Educational Savings account.
The ACE Educational Savings Account program is available to any Ohio child ages 6 to 18 years old (who hasn’t graduated from high school) who meets at least one of the conditions below.
Children residing in districts identified as having a high rate of chronic absenteeism or have one or more schools identified as EdChoice eligible qualify for an ACE Educational Savings Account. All families in Ashtabula Area City School District are eligible.
Children who reside in a household with an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) at or below 400% of the federal poverty level based on the household’s most recent federal income tax return qualify for an ACE Educational Savings Account.
This year we have broken down the Student Service Fee into three (3) categories. The category for Field Trips would be eligible for reimbursement.