Our Impact

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    When the traditional system can’t reach certain students, ACE steps in.

    In San Jose, 80% of students heading into middle school are failing.

    Every child that comes to ACE is recruited because they are below grade level.

     

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    When other schools see our students as a challenge, ACE sees them as assets.

    Students recruited to ACE are 92% Low-Income, 50% English Learners, 93% First Generation.

    ACE serves 20% students with Special Needs, compared to 10-12% at neighborhood schools.

     

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    When students have lost faith in school, ACE creates a trusting community focused on growth.

    To rebuild trust and address years of neglect, ACE builds a deeply interconnected community through genuine and respectful relationships.

    In middle school, ACE students are given a goal of 1.5 years of growth per year. This goal gives every child something they can aspire to and achieve even if they are years away from catching up.

     

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    When school means despair and failure, ACE creates optimism and self-confidence.

    ACE 8th Graders' Math Proficiency Rate is 5 times higher than neighborhood schools.  

    By 8th Grade, 76% of ACE students are growing more than one grade level each year or have caught up to grade level. 

     

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    When college seems impossible, ACE makes it a reality.

    90% of ACE High School Graduates meet UC/CSU requirements, compared to 24% at neighborhood schools.

    80% of ACE Graduates attend college.

    98% of ACE Graduates will be first in their family to graduate college.