Chandler Gilbert Community College Programs

  • We are fortunate to have Chandler Gilbert Community College in close proximity to many of our schools. The community has access to numerous programs, support, and assistance in credit recovery, dual enrollment, and more.

    Two programs are aimed at local high school students, the Hoop of Learning program and the ACE/PLUS program. 

Hoop of Learning

  • What is the Maricopa Hoop of Learning Program?

    Hoop of Learning is a high school to college bridge program for American Indian students, 9-12th grades. This scholarship program is year-round. A new cohort begins every summer and high school students take college courses on the campus of Chandler-Gilbert Community College.

    Mission Statement

    Encourage, enable, and empower American Indian students to complete high school and transition successfully to higher education.

    Program Goals

    • Increase high school graduation and retention rates
    • Increase American Indian enrollment and participation in college
    • Empower American Indian students to reach their goals
    • Enhance American Indian culturally relevant curriculum
    • Increase diversity on campus
    • Strengthen partnerships with external American Indian communities, school districts, and other agencies

    Program Eligibility

    • Student must be an enrolled member of a federal/state recognized American Indian tribe
    • Self motivated; demonstrate good attendance
    • Currently enrolled in high school and provide a current copy of high school transcript
    • Minimum 2.0 GPA in high school

    How to Apply
    Any eligible student may apply directly through the Hoop of Learning office. Applications are accepted every fall semester between
    September and December; with selections being made in January. Contact program for due date. If selected, students agree to the

    • Take the college assessment (Accuplacer) test in english and reading
    • Student & parent(s): attend a mandatory orientation
    • Adhere to college policies and procedures; commit to successful completion of college courses

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    Hoop Contacts:

    Carriann Dehiya - Hoop of Learning Program Advisor
    (480) 732-7255  
    Hoop of Learning is located at the Pecos Campus of CGCC:
    Coyote Center Bldg - CYT 2111
    2626 E. Pecos Rd, Chandler, AZ 85225-2499
    Hoop of Learning Website -Applications can be requested at any time.

ACE Plus Program

  • The ACE PLUS Program is an early outreach 2-year scholarship program available to high school sophomore students at Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC).  The program is designed to help students make a smooth transition from high school through community college and earn a certificate or degree. If accepted, 21 credits are covered for participating students.   
    Eligibility Questions & How to apply
    • Each Fall, ACE PLUS recruits sophomores who have taken at least 6 high school credits and meet one or more of the following criteria: First generation to attend college, single parent home, underrepresented group, teen parent, foster care/temporary housing, or other economic hardships.

    Applications can be requested at any time, and are only accepted September to December. Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA at the time of application. Selections are made in January. ACE students will commit to:
    • Taking 2 classes during the summer (5 weeks) Monday - Thursday.
    • Taking 1 class on Saturdays - Fall (August - December) and Spring (January - May)
    • Arranging their own transportation to/from college either on their own or with their parents or guardians.
    • Purchasing textbooks and/or school supplies.
    • Attending a mandatory college orientation prior to the beginning of classes with their parents or guardians.
    Sophomore students from local high schools are encouraged to apply.  Please contact your high school counselor or Laura Matyas at the Early Outreach Office at CGCC at (480) 857-5142.  Or visit the ACE Plus website at:

Dual Enrollment

  • For 9th-12th graders:
    High school students can complete general education requirements by enrolling in Chandler-Gilbert Community College dual enrollment courses! Courses are offered at CUSD high school sites. The Indigenous Education Program can fund up to 100% of course registration fees for eligible students. Contact Tia for more information on funding assistance.