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ACE Franklin-McKinley Middle School

ACE Franklin-McKinley opened in 2014 with 150 5th, 6th, and 7th graders in the Santee neighborhood of the Franklin-McKinley school district, and is co-located with Bridges Academy. The school will grow to 450 students by 2017. ACE FM’s Founding Principal is Cesar Torrico, who founded ACE FM after 13 years of success as a traditional elementary and K-8 principal in San Jose and Franklin-McKinley school districts. Mr. Torrico is creating a groundswell of optimism and inspiration in the Santee neighborhood, which has been plagued by violence and low academic performance for decades.

Check back throughout the year for important updates!

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Students and Families

Important Links

- 2014-2015 ACE Franklin McKinley SARC (PDF)

For a translated copy of our SARC report, please click here.

- 2015-2016 ACE Family Student Handbook

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Upcoming Events & News

ACE and the Franklin-McKinley School District (FMSD) have entered into a partnership. A critical part of this partnership is that ACE has been co-located with FMSD’s Bridges Academy middle school on its campus in the Santee neighborhood in East San Jose. This collaboration will also include:

  • Joint outreach to targeted high-need students/families to ensure that students who would struggle in the traditional district school will come to ACE
  • Joint professional development and focused methods that capitalize on the successful ACE model and facilitate sharing of its best practices with the district and the existing district middle school.
  • This appears to be the first time that a district and a charter school are actively collaborating to use a proven charter model to serve district students who are struggling the most in the traditional district school setting.

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ACE Charter Middle School Franklin - McKinley is authorized by Franklin-McKlnley School District.


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