About our Program
The Adult Continuing Education is a department of Brownsville Independent School District and the fiscal agent for Cameron County, which includes Los Fresnos, La Feria, San Benito, Harlingen, Port Isabel, Santa Maria and Santa Rosa. BISD Adult Continuing Education provides services to a multicultural population who are educationally and economically disadvantaged adults, 17 years and older. Transitions classes, Career Pathways Classes, and Certification for employment are offered by ACE through a partnership with YouthBuild and Texas Southmost College.
Job shadowing and employment mentoring is offered by ACE through a partnership with Rich SeaPak, a local business.
BISD ACE provides technical support, training, data management, materials, assessment, registration and FTE’s to Co-Op Sites and satellites within the community.
Our program is funded primarily through Federal and State grant dollars.
Our classes run from: 8:30am-11:30 am, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm, Monday and Tuesdays from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm, and Wednesdays from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm for GED and ESL. Friday mornings are reserved for tutorials from 8:30am to 10:30am.
Distance Learning: Computer-based distance learning is available to all students of Cameron County. Contact Ms. Ornelas for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One ACE teacher is responsible for distance learning. Each student is provided with a special code for logging in.