Adult & Community Enrichment (ACE) is a Sarasota County School District fee-supported program dedicated to serving the adult enrichment needs of the greater Sarasota area. One of the oldest and largest adult education programs in the state of FL, ACE has been proudly serving the community since 1985. Over 1,500 non-credit online and in-person classes for adults 18+ are offered annually.
Classes are available morning, afternoon, evening & Saturday throughout the year and range from art, to technology, history, yoga, dance, music, languages, pickleball, tennis, and much more. Majority of classes are offered on the main campus of Suncoast Technical College (STC).
ACE offers three terms each year: the Fall term runs from early October through mid-December, Winter term runs late January through mid-April, and the Spring & Summer term runs from mid-April through late August. Classes meet for as few as one or as many as twelve sessions.
ACE partners with over 20 local organizations and classes are also held at various offsite venues throughout the community. ACE has 130 instructors and volunteers who come from a variety of backgrounds and enjoy sharing their passion with the community.
Spring & Summer class term is April 25 - September 16.
Our course catalog has complete listings and descriptions of current online and in-person classes.
Register for classes: Online, by phone at (941) 361-6590, or in person.
If you would like to take advantage of registering early for the each term, become a Patron.
An ACE Patron is someone who wants to show additional support for the ACE program. For as little as $50 per year, an ACE Patron receives priority registration, a free class/lecture each term (chosen by the ACE staff), and other benefits.