Early Start Program

  • Who: Open Kg - 8th grade students enrolled at Global Arts Plus, space permitting 

    Where: Global Arts Plus - Upper Campus 810 Palace Avenue St. Paul, MN 55102 - K-3 meet in front community room, 4th -8th grade meet in library

    When: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Student drop off is between 7:30am and 8:00am


    ACES is an innovative, out-of-school time program that provides intentional, project-based curriculum and learning experiences that bring math, sports, and social-emotional learning to life for kindergarten through eighth grade students

    ACES’s daily programming, offered before school, focuses on building math and social-emotional skills, while making content relevant and engaging. ACES programming consists of the following components:

    • Small-group classroom sessions: Expert Academic Coaches lead groups of students through our hands-on, project-based curriculum. Lessons reinforce the foundational mathematics concepts students learn during the school day and support social-emotional development.

    • Homework support: ACES Academic Coaches facilitate structured time for students to receive support and complete school-day homework, one-on-one or in small groups.

    • Large-group field trips: Students participate in at least one large group field trip per month. From behind-the-scenes tours of the Vikings Practice Facility to a conversation with Minnesota Twins Managers, these unique experiences help learning come to life!

    Programing is free for 4th - 8th grade students. There is a yearly fee for students in kindergarten - 3rd grade. 


    *Please reach out to ACES Site Manager with any questions. 



Early Start Coordinator

  • Claire Williams
    ACES Site Manager
    Cell: 612-222-9155  Office: 612-331-3454