We love ACES! Finding a school with such a commitment to nurturing the kids, high academic expectations, and that welcomes parental involvement is a real gem in the landscape of public schools in our area. Anyone concerned about scores and test results they see should keep in mind that this is a dual-immersion school and kids won't reflect the higher scores until the upper grades. Allowing your child to learn another language is INVALUABLE in our global society and it's so neat to see the kids work together to teach each other their native languages. A brand new campus is in the works for this amazing, up and coming school!
Outdoor space is anemic and short changes students when it comes to quality physical development. Teachers generally are doing as well as can be expected considering the limited resources they have. All staff at this adjunct school seem genuinley attuned to student needs and feelings.
This school proposes a bilingual education based on the French-canadian model but falsl very short of acheiving this lofty goal. Not only this but the way they have implemented their bilingual curriculum is going to do more harm than good to the students attending school. think BICS vs. CALP!!
This wonderful school is being confused with its sister school The Accelerated School (TAS). The Accelerated elementary school (ACES) is a wonderful dual language charter school it has less than 75 students all under the fourth grade. While their State Test scores are low that is common in most dual language schools. Please also keep in mind that the only year the test scores would even count is for the past two school years. Second and third grade. The school has only been open for four years. The school also has a progressive and eclectic after school enrichment program. They offer cricket (the most popular sport for the boys the love it), sign language African drumming, ballet folklorical, crochet (also very popular with the boys) photography and computers(mac). Aces rates a 9 in my book I defend this gem
The school has taken a nost dive in the last few years, they still have some really good teachers which is what gives them hope. Our child will be there for one more year, if they don't improve we'll be forced to change schools.
My child attends the Accelerated Charter Elementary School, and I am impressed by the curriculum and teachers at his school. I have never seen more caring, flexible, and professionally adept teachers. My child is becoming fluent in Spanish, and he is learning at his own level, and his strengths are being built upon. He is not only learning academics, but he is learning how to think critically and be an active contributing member of our community. High parental involvement is required at ACES, and we are building a community together with the staff at our school, where our children will be able to accomplish their goals and dreams. Choosing to send my child to ACES was one of the best decisions our family has made.