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Ohio Ace Education Marketplace

 

Browse education service providers who have been approved to receive funds from Ohio ACE educational savings accounts.

IMPORTANT PROGRAM UPDATE

The federal funds used to operate this project are scheduled to expire later this year. As a result, all ACE funds must be used for allowable activities no later than July 1, 2024. (Dates of service must occur before July 1, 2024.)*

All claims requesting payment or reimbursement must be submitted to Merit for processing no later than July 15, 2024. Any funds that are not expended by July 1, 2024 will no longer be available. Claims submitted after July 15, 2024 will not be approved.

*Clarification for service dates/close down for camps: Claims for day camps that have been paid for by parents may be reimbursed if the service date occurs through September 1, 2024. The claim is only reimbursable for day camps during this time period if the parent has paid up front and prior to July 1, 2024.

Ashtabula Arts Center

Before/After school programs
Camps
Field Trips
Instrument lessons

This service provider requires payment upfront : No

Phone Number: (440) 964-3396

Email: info@ashtabulaartscenter.org

Address: 2928 West 13th Street, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004

Service Provider: 202113

Educational Value

The Ashtabula Arts Center is a community-based educational and performance institution. We offer four class sessions per year in dance, music, drama, and visual arts. Students in the performing arts have multiple opportunities to perform each year. We also offer private instruction in voice and musical instruments. We employ a staff of highly qualified instructors in all disciplines. The Ashtabula Arts Center has been offering pre-professional training to young students for 69 years. We regularly have former students return to the Arts Center to thank us for the positive impact we have had on their lives. From Americans for the Arts: The arts improve academic performance. Students engaged in arts learning have higher GPAs, standardized test scores, and college-going rates as well as lower drop-out rates. These academic benefits are reaped by students across all socio-economic strata. Yet the Department of Education reports that access to arts education for students of color is significantly lower than for their white peers. 91% of Americans believe that arts are part of a well-rounded K-12 education. The arts spark creativity and innovation. Creativity is among the top five applied skills sought by business leaders—per the Conference Board’s Ready to Innovate report—with 72% saying creativity is of “high importance” when hiring. Research on creativity shows that Nobel laureates in the sciences are 17 times more likely to be actively engaged as an arts maker than other scientists. The arts have social impact. University of Pennsylvania researchers have demonstrated that a high concentration of the arts in a city leads to higher civic engagement, more social cohesion, higher child welfare, and lower poverty rates.