I would like to thank the Coastal Bend College administration, faculty and staff for another wonderful summer program provided to St. Mary’s children.
For the past several years, Jayne Duryea has organized the Summer ACE program for the intermediate St. Mary’s Academy Charter School program. Each year, the program becomes more creative and exceptional. This year and in past years, we have had excellent college participation from top notch instructors such as Mrs. Duryea, Mr. Tegarden, Mrs. McCurdy, Mr. Seccord, Coach Vasquez, Dr. Lee and Coach Lollar to name a few.
The opportunity to bring our students to the college for a month each year has provided a great benefit. Many of our students were not even aware of the college before our summer program. Now, most St. Mary’s graduates start dual credit as early as their freshmen year at A. C. Jones. I would like to thank Dr. Espinoza, and her staff for allowing us to continue having summer programming at Coastal Bend College.