Atascadero Choices in Education Academy: High School

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Now Accepting Applications for the 2020-2021 School Year

Cuesta Enrollment (concurrent) for ACE Academy High School Students: Please keep reading to learn how to sign up, ASAP!

School for all AUSD students begins on Wednesday, August 12th. Shortly after, Cuesta College begins their Fall semester on Monday, August 17th. Since there is so little time between our start and theirs, we want to make sure you are ready to apply and register if you'd like to take advantage of Cuesta classes this Fall.

Please see attached instructions for how to apply to Cuesta. Also attached is the Permit to Enroll, which Mr. Balogh or Ms. Kasper can sign for you.

Apply to Cuesta

Cuesta Help: 805-546-3147 or

2020 Cuesta Steps to Enrollment and Registration.pdf

Cuesta: Steps to Enroll



Cuesta Permit to Enroll

Must be signed by your ACE Academy counselor or principal

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 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!

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.

ACE Academy Overview (10 minutes)

ACE Academy K-12 Booklet_2019.pdf

ACE Academy K-12 Brochure

ACE Academy 6-12 Application 2020.pdf

ACE Application, Grades 6-12

Turn in completed applications to the Atascadero High School office.

Alternative Education Office: 10801 El Camino Real, Atascadero

Principal: Chris Balogh,

Secretary: Diane Keohen,

Counselor: Lily Kasper, Website Link