During fall 2021, classes will be offered online. Students will need access to a computer and stable internet connection to successfully participate in the classes.
We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2021 Session 2, which runs from October 25th – December 10th.
Academic Career Education (ACE) Classes
Prepare for GED or HiSet exams – the exams recognized by the state of New Mexico for the High School Equivalency (HSE) credential. The SFCC ACE Program offers students classroom-based instruction in the four areas required for HSE exams – math, reading and writing, social studies, and science. We also help boost your academic skills to prepare you for college courses and certificate programs.
The fall semester is divided in two 8-week sessions . Classes are offered in the mornings and evenings. Classes conducted in Spanish are offered in the mornings, evenings and on Saturdays.
Orientation and Registration: Fall 2021
New students and returning students who have not participated since May 2020 are required to attend a four-day orientation program before enrolling in classes. Morning and evening orientation options are available. Morning orientation runs from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Evening orientation runs from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. During orientation, you will learn more about the program expectations and structure, and you will take a Math, English, and Language test that will help to determine which classes to take. You will also have the opportunity to meet with an adviser and plan your individual course of study.
Fall 2021 orientation and classes will be offered online
Fall 2021 Schedule
The ACE program divides the Fall Semester into two sessions with a mandatory 4-day orientation plus a 30-minute advising session, prior to the start of each session.
- Fall Session 2 October 25th – December 10th (Accepting Applications)
To receive details on the online orientation, you must submit an online application. Please submit an application for the Fall semester.
Apply here: Fill out an online application
Fall 2021 New Student Orientation – Required for enrollment
New students, or students who have not attended the ACE program since the Summer of 2020, are required to attend all four days of new student orientation plus a 30-minute advising session, before enrolling in classes. Morning and evening orientation programs are available. Morning orientation programs run from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm all four days. Evening orientation programs run from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm all four days.
Students are required to complete all four days of orientation (testing and advising) to be enrolled in classes.
Fall Orientation Schedule for Session 2
Thursday, October 14th Program overview and requirements
Monday, October 18th Pre-test: Reading
Tuesday, October 19th Pre-test: Math
Wednesday, October 20th Pre-test: Language
Thursday, October 21st Advising
Special Requirements for Underage Students
If you are 16 or 17, you need to submit a completed Underage Permission form to the SFCC Adult Education Department before classes start. This form is your official release from the public school system. It must be signed by your current/last school district superintendent designee or a school official if your last school was a charter school. Homeschooled students must also complete the form. If it is a formal homeschool under a district, the superintendent designee should sign. If parent/guardian withdrew the student and is the official educator, then parent signs. Both the legal guardian/parent and the school official need to sign the form.
If you were attending a school in the Santa Fe Public Schools District please contact Amanda Grundler at SFPS Equity, Diversity, and Engagement to schedule an appointment. This appointment is required in order to have your form signed.
It is important that you submit the completed form to email@example.com before classes start.
Returning Students: If you are a returning student from fall 2020 or spring 2021 you do not need to attend orientation. Please contact an ACE advisor to be enrolled in classes.
- Carla Passos-Morgan – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kristen Krell – email@example.com
- Edward Ashmead – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sutapa Chatterjee – email@example.com
For information about classes and enrollment please contact Carla Passos-Morgan, ACE Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-428-1433.