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Association For Compensatory Educators of Texas.

ACET 2020 Spring Conference

A River of Knowledge for State and Federal Programs

San Marcos, Texas April 28-30, 2020

Important, Upcoming Deadlines

Deadline to submit Presentation Proposals is February 24!

Deadline to submit Scholarship Applications is February 14!

Register for the Conference On Line

Two Conference Hotel Choices have been added!

Welcome to ACET

Over the past 40+ years, the Association for Compensatory Educators of Texas has helped thousands of educators provide programs for educationally disadvantaged children in Texas. ACET is committed to insure that all children from Texas reach the pinnacle of success.


Letter from the President

Dear ACET Membership:

Welcome to the Association for Compensatory Educators of Texas (ACET) and thank you for visiting our website!  It is my privilege to serve as President of ACET, a trusted organization whose leadership has been committed to meeting the needs of at risk students since 1974.  During our conferences ACET provides opportunities for federal program professionals to learn from each other, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) staff, and experts in our field about EDGAR, compliance, federal programs, and all things ESSA. 

Our ACET Executive Council is a dedicated and esteemed group of accomplished education professionals from throughout Texas who represent all aspects of federal programs.  I am proud to serve on an Executive Council that works hard in service of educators to ensure they are current on best practices, federal and state legislation and guidelines, and a resource for new and veteran federal program professionals.  I am very excited about the upcoming year and the opportunity to continue to learn and grow within the organization. 

I would also like to personally invite you to learn more about ACET by participating in and volunteering at our spring or fall conference. As educators, we are all life-long learners. Please consider expanding your role in ACET by joining a committee. It is a great way to grow professionally and network with some of the nicest and most knowledgeable federal program professionals from across the state.  To learn more about our organization, follow us on Twitter @ACETXorg or like us on Facebook @ACET.  

I look forward to working for you this year and hope to see you in San Marcos at our spring 2020 conference. If you are a current or former ACET member, presenter, or sponsor - thank you for your part in promoting success among at risk students and families. Together we can achieve more!

Sharon Sanchez

ACET President

Shirley Coleman
(830) 399-0157

Letter from the Executive Director

Greetings ACET Members,

As we begin a new decade, ACET is also beginning new updates to the organization.  You will find that the website is being updated to provide easier access to information and a more modern look.  The webpage is still in its beginning stages but hopefully it will be fully updated and operational in the near future.

As you explore the website, if you have suggestions for additions, please send those to me for consideration.  We want the website to meet the needs of all of our membership.

Conference registration opens January 31, 2020

Our registration process is also changing and we hope that you will find these changes to be useful.  One of the most valuable, we feel, will be the ability for your support staff to register one or more individuals at a time and that the registration will be clear as to who is being registered to attend the conference and who registered that person.  Over the years, this has caused some confusion as we did badges and/or tried to contact attendees.

In the registration process, it will also ask for your method of payment.  If you know your district will use ETF and/or a PO to generate a check, that will let us know what to expect in the way of payment.  EFT payments do not always come with enough information for us to identify to whom the payment should be credited.  Knowing to expect an EFT payment will help us find the correct person to credit.

We are also exploring the option for the use of credit cards to pay for conference.  If you have an opinion about the use of credit cards, please let me know.  We would like to know how many districts and/or individuals would utilize the credit card option.

We have also added an Announcement button at the top of the webpage where you will find the most current information about activities concerning the organization.  I would suggest that you make it a habit to check for announcements fairly frequently, especially as we approach the start of a new conference.

These are just a few of the changes in progress.  Be sure to explore the website as it continues to evolve.  We are looking forward to seeing you in San Marcos in April!

Shirley Coleman, Executive Director