When it comes to exceptional summers, ACA delivers . . .

  • Unforgettable locations and comfortable accommodations

  • Unmatched course and activity options

  • Unbeatable personalized attention from outstanding staff and professional instructors

And remember, ACA weekend adventures are always included in your tuition!

ACA's advantages add up to a summer like no other!  We're sure you'll agree, no other pre-college enrichment program compares!

When it comes to exceptional summers . . .  ACA is in a class by itself!

Here’s What Sets ACA Apart!

ACA delivers the most personalized program available!

Our staff members dedicate themselves to offering the finest in classes, activities, workshops and semi-private athletic instruction. Each student creates a summer that matches his or her interests!

ACA provides the comforts you deserve!

ACA accommodations are renowned for being safe, clean and comfortable. Upscale residences in Madison and Los Angeles are in the heart of a classic college town, and the residence in Boston is scenically situated between the Charles River and Fenway Park! Overseas, our hotels in Florence and Barcelona are in the midst of urban European excitement and in the center of the cities. 

ACA is in the best locations!

Whether students are stateside enjoying Madison’s lakeside appeal, Los Angeles' coastal views or the rich history of Boston or headed overseas to the old-world atmosphere of Seville, the modernist energy of Barcelona, or the Renaissance splendor of Florence, every ACA location offers a unique combination of cultural diversions, academic resources, reassuring safety – and great summer weather!

ACA offers the best enrichment and college credit classes!*

ACA provides challenging courses taught by engaging academic professionals – not just “workshops” supervised by our resident counselors. We offer a diverse selection of classes, field trips and special events, ensuring that every student has an enlightening summer. ACA programs in Europe provide the same structure and security as any ACA program stateside! Our European programs are built on a residence-stay philosophy. Sharing the same ACA-approved residence ensures a comfortable stay for every student and minimizes cultural transition. ACA’s bilingual staff members also live on-site and are dedicated to improving the language skills of each student!

*College credits provided by ACA's partnering universities.

ACA attracts students from across the country and from around the world!

ACA recruits from diverse schools coast to coast and even overseas, enrolling students who enjoy cultivating diverse friendships and who are committed to personal enrichment. This builds a dynamic blend of exceptional students who create an unforgettable summer for everyone!

ACA means everything is included!

Trips to must-see landmarks, specialized meal plans, semi-private sports instruction, classes earning college credit – it’s all part of the ACA experience. Plus, students enjoy signature weekend adventures! There are no surprise extras. You get the whole package with ACA!

ACA is unmatched in ensuring student SAFETY!

We never use public transportation – ever. We charter private, air-conditioned coaches or hire vehicles for every trip, whether it’s a weekend visit to a college campus or an evening trip to an activity across town. In Europe, we also give each student his or her own cellphone. This lets them stay in touch with ACA directors and staff, and it makes it easy for Moms and Dads to call and check in from back home.

What Really Makes ACA the Best?

Quite simply, our people. ACA stands alone, because our staff creates an atmosphere that provides students with the resources, guidance and attention they deserve. That’s why ACA has one of the lowest student-to-staff ratios of any pre-college program in the industry!

Don’t settle for a typical summer!

Make it amazing with the ultimate pre-college summer program.  Make it ACA!


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