Texas ACE programs are designed to boost academic performance and family involvement.

Bastrop Independent School District

In elementary schools, ACE begins at 3 p.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m. At Bastrop and Cedar Creek Intermediate Schools, ACE begins right after school until 6:30 p.m. At Bastrop and Cedar Creek Middle Schools, ACE begins immediately after school until 6:30 p.m. 

Bus transportation is provided. For more information about our ACE program, you can contact your child’s school or site coordinator.

Elgin Independent School District

In Elgin ISD, ACE has partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Bastrop County.

512-281-3434, ext. 1271

Smithville Independent School District

The S.I.S.D. After-School Program is formally known as Texas ACE™ (Afterschool Centers on Education) and is a grant program administered by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers program (


Beyond The Bell

FREE after school program for students in Bastrop ISD high schools. Contact your campus for more information.



Available at multiple campuses, STARS is a licensed after-school and summer program designed to meet the needs of Bastrop ISD students ages 4 through 13. Our school year program provides homework help, physical activity, exploration of student interests, and opportunities for students to spend time with friends in a safe environment. Our summer program provides play and learning experiences through both on-site and field trip experiences.