I think that Mr. Schleich is very much the reason this school is so wonderful. The children absolutely adore and respect him-and he does the same. He expects the best from his students and his staff, he puts the perfect balance of having fun with working hard, and he is on their side rather than working against them. He doesn't even seem to realize that he is going above and beyond. The values taught in his school are just something they do on a daily basis-not something they are trying to "show off" to make the school look good on paper but don't really live out. For the first time in a long time I feel truly safe leaving my child at school. I can walk away knowing that they will be taught the values I believe in, knowing that they will not be bullied (or if/when it does happen it will be dealt with quickly) and also knowing that they are getting the absolute best education. In my opinion Cherry Creek Schools suffer a bit because the school leaders don't always follow what the district stands for. ACE, however, truly does shine as what has always made Cherry Creek one of the best districts. And Mr. Schleich (and ALL of his staff) have made Aspen Crossing one of the best of the best.
At our last school we saw more disruptive classrooms than we did calm ones. Here I have yet to see a classroom that is out of control. The students respect their teachers both because it is expected AND because they truly want to. Because they are respected in return. They are not talked to like they are stupid, they are talked to like they are the people that they are.
The students learn about honesty and integrity as well as fairness (and what truly is fair for each student, not necessarily the exact same) each day, and then they see the teachers, staff and administration lead by example.
We moved our kids to this school after having multiple bad experiences over at Dakota Valley. We absolutely love it. Everything from the curriculum, to the teachers, and especially the principal far exceeded what we had hoped for in an elementary school. It is refreshing to see that there are still schools that truly put the kids first, and this is definitely one of those schools.
My kids attended this school after moving to Colorado from the East Coast. They were previously at a private school. I was surprised to find that the level of academics at Aspen was actually more advanced than what they had been accustomed to. The staff is wonderful, principal is great. A true family atmosphere. Both are in middle school now, but I have very fond memories of my kids' time at Aspen.
My kids have been with ACE since kindergarten, I am very pleased with their curriculum. They have the best teachers and principal. Their teachers are so caring to their students they even stopped me during their grocery shopping and chatted with me for half an hour trying to hear my comments on their work and how they can become better. Can't really ask for more. They are the best!
ACE is an excellent school. The principal is hands on involved making sure things run to meet his standards. The teachers too are the best of the best. Its a safe atmosphere where you know your child is getting top notch education and care.