Welcome to ACE!
2016-2017 will be ACE’s 9th school year! In that short time we have grown from one school to five and from 100 students to over 1000 and growing. Follow our story to see where we were in ’08 and where we are today.
Before moving into the charter arena, ACE spent five years in East San Jose designing and launching some of the most successful schools in the city and county. Starting in 2003, ACE began work in the Alum Rock school district to launch small schools which enjoyed charter-like freedoms and flexibility, but were under the aegis of the district rather than independent charter schools. In 2004, ACE opened a group of three of such small schools in Alum Rock, serving over 850 students, in some of the lowest-performing neighborhoods in all of Santa Clara County. These schools have all been tremendously successful, especially the flagship LUCHA Elementary and Renaissance Academy middle school.