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Academics


Our staff is made up of highly skilled educators and administrators from a variety of backgrounds who work hard to not only provide a high academic standard, but also create a safe and loving learning environment.

97%

ACE Student NNAT Average Score

90%

of ACE 6th Graders test at the college level in Reading, Language, Math and Environment

82%

of ACE Students test 2-6 years above grade level average

90%

of ACE 5th graders test at a high school level in Reading, Language, Math, and Environment


Specialty Classes

ACE values a collaborative, and immersive education, as well as character building and the devotement of critical thinking. ACE students have the opportunity to engage in special classes throughout the week. 

A Physical Education (or PE class as they are referred to at ACE) begins with our Junior Kindergarten classes and continues all the way through sixth grade. Our Spanish foreign language program begins in Senior Kindergarten classes and continues up through sixth grade.

We believe these specialty classes both aid in providing a cohesive educational experience and correlate with our accelerated curriculum.

Art

Music

PE

Spanish

STEAM

Technology


Toddler (2 1/2 - 3 year olds)

Students are introduced to science and history through the world around them through hands-on activities. Phonics and alphabet letters are introduced each week so students begin to learn letter sounds and recognition. Children begin to explore one-to-one correspondence with numbers, writing numbers, learning number recognition, and value.

Preschool (3-4 year olds)

Students master phonetic sounds as well as letter and number recognition. They begin pre-reading skills and learn consonant/vowel blends. Children are introduced to patterns, pre-cursive, and letter formation. Students develop listening skills, sequencing, hand-eye coordination, as well as large and small motor skills. Children continue to explore history and science through the world around them.

Junior Kindergarten (4-5 year olds)

Students master number words and formation, as well as telling time to the hour and half hour. They will master addition families 1-9 and are introduced to subtraction. Children learn to read words, sentences, and simple stories with accuracy, expression, and smoothness. Junior Kindergartners begin learning critical thinking skills and are introduced to reading comprehension. Students also learn cursive formation of letters, blends, and words.

Senior Kindergarten (5-6 year olds)

Senior Kindergarten students grow in their reading skills. They read a variety of books and work on developing reading comprehension skills, learn story elements, and learn simple punctuation. They learn the spelling of words and begin spelling tests, as well as developing penmanship by reviewing writing words, sentences, and paragraphs in cursive. Students learn addition and subtraction families 1-18, how to count to 1000, and they learn to solve word problems. They begin Roman numerals, ordinal numbers, money combinations, as well as adding and subtracting money. Senior Kindergartners begin American history and symbolism, learning about today versus long ago, early Americans and famous American symbols. They are introduced to a variety of fields of science, including biology (plants/animals), astronomy, and physical science (matter, senses, sound, etc.).

Elementary

In Elementary Language Arts, phonics, reading, writing, grammar, and spelling are connected. Students learn the parts of speech and put them into practice through writing in a variety of styles and reading a variety of genres. Students develop understanding of the scientific process through interactive learning through our science curriculum. They learn to evaluate the findings of modern science through interactive learning, demonstrations, hands-on science labs and projects. Students learn develop reasoning and problem solving skills through our high-level, individualized math program. Students study the chronological narrative of American history, including historically significant places, people, and events.
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