About the AcademyAs a mixed age K-8 in-person and virtual private school, ACE Academy Online strives to provide a well-rounded education that encourages your child’s passion for learning through culture-based curriculum, opportunity, access, and worldly exposure. Outside of ACE's revolutionary curriculum students will work closely with teachers doing meaningful work and share in the rediscovered joy of learning leading to academic success!
Our CurriculumACE Academy follows a culture rich, student-led, project-based curriculum that promotes the idea that all humans can and should be responsible for their own cognitive development. Our curriculum is joy centered, holistic and covers an array of focuses to ensure each child has a strong foundation.
Your child is unique, and there is no “one size fits all” approach in our learning model.
We believe that learning should be dynamic, holistic, and integrative. Wherever possible, ACE's curriculum seeks to integrate subject matters and allow for student’s voices and perspectives to be heard. To do so, ACE Academy draws upon an eclectic curriculum that supports the development of lifelong learners. While ACE students learn math, writing, reading, accurate history, science, and cultural studies on a daily basis (and ASL on a twice weekly basis), the overall instructional premise pulls concepts from various educational theories and schools of thought. Additionally, we believe that students emotional wellbeing is an integral part to academic success and therefore ACE curriculum holistically includes supplemental curriculum that supports mindfulness and emotional/mental health.
To revolutionize learning for modern-day students through wholistic, intentional, and accurate education in order to create confident, passionate and self-motivated leaders.
To equip all students with the necessary tools for success not only in their educational lives but also in their personal lives and in their interactions with their community.
We share our passion for engaging with students from all walks of life. All our courses are researched, crafted and delivered based on 3 core principles:
- Diversity and Equity
- Experiential Learning
- Self-Awareness and Multiple Perspectives
A thriving community
We believe that we are all better citizens and human beings when working, dialoguing, and learning with adults, youth, and children who have different perspectives. We intentionally welcome families and staff with differing ethnicities, family structures, gender identities, races, religions, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We hold school culture, policy, curriculum, and pedagogy decisions up to a lens of justice and equity for those who have been systemically oppressed.
Diversity and Equity
Our classrooms provide learning environments that are physically and emotionally safe, inclusive, and collaborative where individuality is honored. Our school strives to help each child attain their full potential in mental, physical, and social/emotional development, recognizing that each child has unique gifts and challenges. Our classrooms include mixed-age groupings to allow flexibility in the academic and social development of children. Our student to teacher ratios are deliberately kept low to allow for personal relationships between teachers and each student.
As a progressive school, ACE Academy follows in the footsteps of educators who embrace hands-on learning, critical thinking, and a belief that education should prepare children to become active citizens in a democracy. For that reason, social justice is an important value to the ACE Academy community.