OUR COVID-19 POLICY:

(02/01/2023)

The health and safety of our students and staff remain our highest priority. View a summary of actions we are taking to help ensure we are lowering COVID-19 risk at our in-person ACE Academies.

Aerospace Career Education (ACE) Academy

OBAP's Aerospace Career Education (ACE) Academy provides middle and high school youth with exposure to opportunities in aerospace through week-long summer academies.

Endorsed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), OBAP has played a leading role in establishing ACE Academies nationwide to introduce, educate and guide diverse students towards careers in aerospace.

Now, with 38 locations including Honolulu, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, three academies in Houston, and two in Louisville, the program engages 1,100 students annually.

2024 ACE Academy Registration is Now Open

OBAP's immersive ACE Academies are tailored to provide exposure to the history of aviation, fundamentals of aerodynamics, air traffic control procedures, aerospace technologies and introductions to aerospace careers. 

“Following the ACE Academy experience, I attended the Air Force Academy earning a degree in Space Operations and a pilot slot. I have been blessed to accomplish many firsts in my career, including being only the 6th black pilot ever to fly the U-2S. I would love to do anything I can to give back to OBAP and encourage students, showing them that anything is truly possible.” 

- Captain Brandon Jones, U.S. Air Force, ACE Academy participant

ACE Academy Locations

Full List of Academies

Sorted by Academy Name

NOTE: Academy registration may close prior to the published date if academy capacity is met.

Registration StatusLinkAcademy NameStateCityStart DatesEnd DatesRegistration DeadlineFeeCapacityAges
CLOSEDViewAtlantaGAAtlanta6/10/20246/14/20246/1/2024$1505513-18
OpenViewAtlanta Aviation MaintenanceGAAtlanta7/22/20247/26/20246/1/2024$1503014-18
OpenViewBostonMABoston7/22/20247/26/20247/3/2024$1502013-17
CLOSEDViewBWIMDBaltimore6/24/20246/28/20246/12/2024$1502513-18
OpenViewCharlestonSCCharleston7/16/20247/20/20246/7/2024$1503513-18
CLOSEDViewCharlotteNCCharlotte6/25/20246/29/20245/15/2024$1503413-18
OpenViewChicagoILChicago7/8/20247/12/20247/1/2024$1502513-18
OpenViewClevelandOHCleveland6/24/20246/28/20246/12/2024$1502513-18
OpenViewColumbusOHColumbus7/9/20247/13/20246/15/24$1503012-18
OpenViewDallas EastTXDallas7/15/20247/19/20246/26/24$1502513-18
CLOSEDViewDenverCODenver6/17/20246/21/20245/10/2024$1503013-18
OpenViewDoverDEDover6/24/20246/28/20246/5/2024$1502014-18
CLOSEDViewFort WorthTXFort Worth5/28/20246/1/20245/15/2024$1503013-18
OpenViewFt. LauderdaleFLHollywood6/10/20246/15/20245/29/2024$1502413-18
OpenViewHigh DesertCAApple Valley6/17/20246/28/20246/5/2024$1501812-18
OpenViewHonoluluHIHonolulu7/22/20247/26/20247/3/2024$1503012-18
OpenViewHouston NorthTXHouston6/24/20246/29/20246/13/2024$1503013-18
CLOSEDViewHouston SouthTXHouston6/17/20246/22/20245/17/2024$1503013-18
OpenViewHouston SpaceTXHouston6/12/20246/15/20245/29/2024$1502013-18
OpenViewLos AngelesCAHawthorne7/8/20247/12/20246/26/2024$1503014-18
CLOSEDViewLouisvilleKYLouisville6/22/20246/28/20244/19/2024$1506011-14
CLOSEDViewLouisville ADVANCEDKYLouisville7/22/20247/26/20244/19/2024$3002514-18
OpenViewMemphisTNMemphis6/10/20246/14/20245/29/2024$1505013-18
OpenViewMiamiFLMiami6/24/20246/29/20246/12/2024$1502013-18
OpenViewNew OrleansLANew Orleans7/16/20247/20/20246/27/2024$1503614-18
CLOSEDViewNew York CityNYJamaica7/8/20247/12/20246/26/2024$1502513-18
OpenViewNewark NJNewark7/15/20247/19/20247/10/2024$1502513-18
CLOSEDViewNOVA (Northern Virginia)VAManassas7/15/20247/19/20246/26/2024$1503013-18
OpenViewOklahoma CityOKOklahoma City6/10/20246/15/20245/22/2024$1502013-18
OpenViewOrlandoFLOrlando7/15/20247/20/20246/26/2024$1502014-18
OpenViewPhiladelphiaPAPhiladelphia6/17/20246/21/20246/5/2024$1503013-18
OpenViewPhoenixAZPhoenix6/3/20246/8/20245/22/2024$1503012-18
OpenViewPittsburghPAPittsburgh6/24/246/28/246/5/2024$1502513-18
OpenViewRichmondVARichmond7/15/20247/19/20246/5/2024$1502513-18
OpenViewSacramentoCASacramento6/17/20246/21/20246/12/2024$1502013-18
OpenViewSan JuanPRSan Juan6/17/20246/21/20246/5/2024$1502013-18
OpenViewSF Bay AreaCASan Francisco6/10/20246/14/20246/1/2024$1502014-18
OpenViewSeattleWASeattle7/22/20247/26/20247/1/2024$1503013-18
OpenViewSt. LouisMOSt. Louis6/24/20246/29/20246/6/2024$1502513-18
Open ViewTampaFLTampa7/29/20248/2/20247/17/2024$1502513-18
OpenViewTulsaOKTulsa7/8/20247/12/20245/31/2024$1502012-18
OpenViewTwin CitiesMNMinneapolis6/24/20246/28/20245/29/2024$1502013-18
OpenViewVirgin IslandsUSVISt. Thomas6/23/20246/28/20246/11/2024$1503012-18

*Thanks to the generosity of our partners at Southwest Airlines, the first 30 students accepted to Tulsa ACE will attend free of charge!

Frequently Asked Questions

OBAP's 40 Nationwide ACE Academies Registration opens on February 1 each year. Therefore, registration will not be available before that date. If you want to be added to our mailing list, please sign up to be notified when registration opens.

ACE Academy Fee Waiver Application

This year, we are offering a limited number of fee waivers for each ACE Academy. To be considered for a fee waiver, students must meet one or more of the following eligibility criteria.

Note: Each academy's registration deadline is subject to change or close without notice based on location capacity. Don't wait! Register your student today.

OBAP has implemented a new registration process. To familiarize yourself before you begin, watch the short video below.

Register for ACE Academy

*Be sure to select the box next to the ACE academy of your choice before you begin!

Note: Each academy's registration deadline is subject to change or close without notice based on location capacity. Don't wait! Register your student today.

National ACE Academy Director

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Titus Sanders

National ACE Academy Director

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