About ACE


At the Alternative Center for Excellence, a high school of choice, students develop

intellectual, social, emotional, and personal skills necessary for success in a 21st Century global society.


At the Alternative Center for Excellence, we educate, empower, and engage students every day.


  • We believe that ACE should provide educational excellence in an environment that is filled with positive opportunities.
  • We believe that because all students can learn, we have high expectations for ourselves as teachers.
  • We believe that negativity is our enemy and an obstacle that can be overcome.
  • We believe that ACE is a place where students become more confident, caring, and capable learners as they focus on the challenge of a meaningful, well-rounded, academic curriculum.
  • We believe ACE is a community of learners who value service to others.
  • We believe that ACE will always respond positively and openly to diversity.
  • We believe that shared decision making is the foundation for success.
  • We believe that effective communication and participation involving the student, teacher and parent are the best combination for student success.
  • We believe that students who attend school every day will make significant changes in their lives.
  • We believe that increased skill development enhances self-respect.
  • We believe that a high school diploma is the next step on a life-long, self-directed future.

ACE Opportunities

ACE offers many unique learning opportunities such as:

    • Project Based Learning Opportunities
    • Smaller classrooms and supportive environment
    • Daily Guidance Groups
    • Outdoor Adventure Trips
    • Community Service and volunteer opportunities
    • DSABC Mentoring Program
    • Student driven after school clubs
    • Afters School Tutoring and support

ACE Events

ACE sponsors special events yearly such as:

    • ACE Thanksgiving Feast
    • Breakfast with Santa
    • ACE Coffee House
    • ACE Graduation

Educate - Empower - Engage