Welcome to LA, NYC, Chicago & Boston!
ACA shows you vibrant campuses perfectly situated to take advantage of all the excitement these cities have to offer in the summertime.
Your Stay with ACA
Rest easy, because ACA understands the importance of being comfortable in your home away from home. We provide our students with private accommodations that offer the comforts you expect with the safety and security you demand. You’ll have full access to premier health and recreational facilities and meals that won’t leave you hungry for home cooking. We pride ourselves on the fact that our residential amenities, top-quality food service and fitness facilities offer ACA students the very best. Our goal is to consistently create an environment where you’ll be able to concentrate on getting the most out of your summer – staying relaxed, refreshed and ready to excel.
ACA is totally committed to your comfort throughout every program. Whether you’re in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago or Boston, you always stay in air-conditioned suites, so there are no worries about losing your cool! Campus residences are always close to great community resources, entertainment and shopping. You won’t run out of fun ways to spend your spare time.
Plus, you’re on some of the most renowned college campuses in the country, in the midst of everything excellent about higher education!
ACA’s College Advantage program combines valuable admissions preparation and college-level study with exciting chances to explore amazing universities in and around the city of your choice. It provides the perfect opportunity to preview a genuine college experience, from admissions preparation to campus activities. You’ll be able to get a sense of what you want in a school during your on-campus tours, and take advantage of exam prep and essay writing courses to make the most of your admissions efforts.
Amazing Activities and Weekend Adventures
While in LA, NYC, Chicago, or Boston, evenings are yours to enjoy. Polish your backhand, toss a Frisbee, shop ’til you drop or be the first to see one of the summer’s blockbuster flicks. Each world-class city offers endless unique diversions, and ACA helps you find the ones that interest you most. In LA, the Santa Monica Pier and beaches are a must! You can’t leave NYC without experiencing the excitement of Times Square. In Chicago, you have to check out The Bean and grab a slice of deep-dish pizza on the way. And no visit to Boston is complete without a tour of The Green Monster and some serious shopping at Faneuil Hall.
First-Rate Rec Facilities
In LA, NYC, Chicago and Boston alike, you’ll have access to outstanding athletic facilities. Keep your workout routine or connect with friends for some competition. Whatever your game, you’ll be able to stay in shape and keep your skills sharp! You’ll have full use of the running tracks, basketball courts, outdoor playing fields and weight rooms. And if you’d prefer some fresh air, we’re always close to scenic running and cycling paths, softball and soccer fields, and green space perfect for a game of catch or Frisbee. Don’t forget to pack your workout gear!
You'll also have time to take advantage of all the outstanding recreational facilities which include:
• Squash Courts
• Indoor Jogging Track
• Weight Room
• Basketball Courts
• Competition Pool
• Cardio Room
• Tennis Courts
Choices, choices, choices! With ACA, you never have to worry about going hungry. From home-style meals served at breakfast and dinner to lunch options that let you enjoy favorite restaurants, no pre-college summer program gives you as many dining options!
Our breakfast buffet features made-to-order morning specials like omelets, pancakes and waffles alongside plenty of fresh fruit, cereal, bagels, yogurt and pastries, so you’ll be able to fuel up with no problem. If you’d rather take your breakfast on the run, don’t worry, there’s bagels and fresh fruit ready and waiting for you to grab as you go.
Thanks to ACA’s exclusive Dining-on-the-Town-Plan, you’ll have amazing lunch options each weekday. Visit favorite restaurants and local delicacies, in addition to our outstanding on-campus dining facilities.
Dinners, served up Monday through Thursday, feature a choice of kitchen-fresh entrees, a selection of side dishes, a soup-and-salad bar, beverage bar, and fresh-baked breads and pastries. Fridays, you enjoy a fun dinner at a great local restaurant. And don’t worry; we make sure everyone eats just as well during our exciting weekend adventures!
Safety and Supervision
ACA has always been committed to absolute safety for every student. We maintain a ten-to-one student-to-staff ratio – one of the lowest in the industry – to ensure everyone gets the unmatched attention and unique personalized programs they deserve. Our luxury residence features a front desk staffed 24 hours a day with trained personnel for your comfort and convenience. As part of our commitment to student safety, ACA staff members live on every student-occupied floor, accompany students on all activities and excursions, and are always equipped with cellphones. ACA takes care to use private transportation for our weekday activities and weekend adventure trips – never public transportation.
Travel to LA, NYC, Chicago or Boston*
Students participating in our College Advantage programs are advised to fly directly into Los Angeles International Airport, New York’s LaGuardia Airport, Chicago’s O’Hare Airport or Boston’s Logan Airport, depending on which program they are attending. Students will be met and escorted by ACA staff members to private, air-conditioned motor coaches for the short drives to the campuses.
Of course, parents are also welcome to drive students to ACA directly. Contact our office for further information on any of these travel options including group flights.
*Transportation charges to and from program are not included in tuition.