Atascadero Choices in Education Academy: High School

A.C.E. Academy, Grades 9-12

ACE Academy is designed for students who want an alternative to attending a traditional high school on a daily basis. ACE students follow the Atascadero Unified School District curriculum. Students may concurrently enroll in independent study, Atascadero High School, and Cuesta College in order to meet their individual learning needs.

Our learning is student centered, and can be called an enriched virtual learning model. Our core instruction is delivered online and student learning is enriched through face to face instruction with our team of talented instructors.

ACE Academy also serves as an excellent option for students whose health needs restrict them from attending school full time for longer than six weeks.

ACE Academy is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and offers courses that lead to a high school diploma. ACE Academy partners with Apex Learning and Odysseyware to provide courses that meet the University of California entrance requirements.

ACE Academy works with students to develop personalized education plans that suit their learning styles and interests.

Program Highlights

Rigorous Curriculum

  • We provide a comprehensive selection of curriculum that is equal to or more rigorous than traditional high school courses.
  • Online instruction allows for mastery and self-paced, anywhere,anytime, learning.
  • UC/CSU Approved Courses are available.
  • Our Program is fully WASC Accredited.

Face-to-Face Support

  • All our courses are backed by credentialed Atascadero Unified teachers.
  • Students can meet teachers for one-on-one support and guidance.
  • Academic and social-emotional counseling is available.
  • Blended options available, with students attending two or three days per week (ACE Discovering Options).

Enrichment Opportunities

  • Concurrent coursework through Atascadero High School
  • Concurrent coursework through Cuesta College
  • Participation in Atascadero High School C.I.F. Sports
  • Participation in Atascadero High School Activities
  • Full range of electives

Recent Accolades

Bronze Award: U.S. News & World Report -- We are ranked in the top three high schools in San Luis Obispo County. The Accrediting Commission for Schools granted us a full 6-year WASC Accreditation! Our student achievement earned us a place on the Honor Roll with Educational Results Partnership!

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019-2020 School Year

Students need to apply to be accepted into ACE Academy's High School program. Please visit our Alternative Education Office, 10801 El Camino Real, Atascadero, or call us at 462-4350 to complete enrollment forms and learn more about our programs. You may click here for our informational brochure.

Contact Information

Alternative Education Office: 10801 El Camino Real, Atascadero

Principal: Chris Balogh,

Secretary: Diane Keohen,

Phone: (805) 462-4350