A.C.E. Before & After School Program

Mission Statement

We will:
  • Provide children with an Active, Creative, Enriching before and after school experience.
  • Provide staff who strive for excellence.
  • Support parents by providing the best before and after school environment for their children.

Program Schools

  • Colchester Middle School (6th Graders Only)
  • Malletts Bay School
  • Porters Point School
  • Union Memorial School
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Open Enrollment for 2021 - 2022 School Year Opens March 22, 2021

Open Enrollment is for anyone not currently enrolled in the A.C.E. Before and/or After School Program.

We will be opening A.C.E. registration for the 21-22 school year at 7am on Monday 3/22. Please enter on the Police Department side of the Town Office and drive around the back of the building until you reach the line. If you arrive after 7:45am please go into the office to register. This is an in-person registration, online registration is not available for this program. Facial coverings required.

Malletts Bay School (MBS) After School, Porters Point School (PPS) After School and Union Memorial School (UMS) After School are all currently FULL. You can be added to a waitlist by emailing your registration form to jturmel@colchestervt.gov (no deposits due to join waitlist).

To request a spot in the A.C.E. Before & After School Program following Monday 3/22, complete an A.C.E. Registration Form (PDF) and email to Jenn Turmel.  If a spot is available for your child, a $20 registration fee and a non-refundable one-week deposit will need to be paid by credit card over the phone.

PLEASE NOTE: CMS Program is for 6th graders only.  Around 2:45 PM, they will walk over to MBS to join that program for the remainder of the day.

Program Details

The A.C.E. program incorporates Active, Creative, and Enrichment components throughout the school year. The Active components will focus on sports, recreational games, outdoor games, and lifetime skills activities. The Creative components will focus on food fundamentals, arts and crafts, and quiet time activities. We will incorporate special events, field trips, and guest artists to achieve the enrichment component of the program.

Schedule & Calendar

The A.C.E. Program runs Monday through Friday. The program at each school will follow the Colchester School District Calendar.  The program does not run on early release days.

Before School (MBS Only)

Our morning program begins at 7 a.m. and is structured to allow various time drop offs. The children will play light games, board games, arts and crafts, and more.  MBS begins classes at 8:30am.

After School Program

Our after school program begins at school dismissal and runs until 6:00pm. We will provide quality childcare that parents can rely upon throughout the school calendar year. Students will work on homework, play games, make arts and crafts, play outside, and much more. A daily snack and juice will be provided for all children.


All staff meet Vermont State Licensing requirements with regard to education and experience. Each school has an on-site director who will provide direct supervision and development of the program. Depending on the site, the staff-to-student ratio will be either 10:1 (PPS, UMS) or 13:1 (MBS, CMS).