ACE is an after-school mentorship that connects Portland & SW Washington high school students to careers in architecture, construction and engineering. This local program serves over 100 students per year and relies on 100 volunteer mentors, all professionals in their fields, to coach students in a hands-on, team-oriented project. The program has demonstrated success in helping students graduate from high school, earn scholarships, continue their education and make informed career decisions. Last year 17 seniors that completed the program received on average a $6,600 scholarship!

Applications for the 2022 ACE Mentor Program of Oregon are now OPEN. The ACE program is open to juniors and seniors who are interested in architecture, construction and engineering. This year we are offering two options: all virtual or a hybrid option (in-person meetings as conditions permit & virtual meetings) The program runs from January 11 to May 12, 2022.

Upcoming Information Sessions

ACE will be hosting student & family information sessions via Zoom. We will provide a program overview and answer questions.

Click the date to register and receive a meeting link:

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 6:00-7:00pm

Thursday, Oct 21, 6:00-7:00pm

Wednesday, Oct 27, 5:00-6:00pm

Tuesday, Nov. 9, 6:00-7:00pm

Apply Now! You must complete the 2-part application to be considered.

  1. Oregon & SW Washington application
  2. National registration

See the website for more information

Deadline: Applications are due November 23, 2021

This program is not sponsored by Vancouver Public Schools.  Approval to distribute flyers is a community service and does not imply endorsement.

For more information on college enrollment, military opportunities, scholarships, and employment, check out and students should login to Xello. Xello is Vancouver Public Schools’ College & Career Readiness platform.

VPS students should check Xello for information on college enrollment, military opportunities, scholarships, and employment.  Login through ClassLink or go directly to

  • Username is “VPS-123456“ which will be the letters “VPS” dash “VPS-“ 6-digit student ID (numbers in your VPS student email address).
  • Password is your 8-digit birthdate (MO-DA-YEAR).  So if your birthday is July 9, 2005, your password would be: 07092005

It is recommended that you change your password after your first sign on!  Parents can also be added to a student’s Xello account.