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Academy for Career Exploration

Charter | 9-12 | 215 students

 

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Posted April 29, 2014

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification programs and the Work Readiness program provide these teenagers with an excellent set of tools to embark in careers in the medical field. Students are able to earn good wages working in the medical field to help cover the costs of their education.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 28, 2014

Academy for Career Exploration The internship program at ACE is a great opportunity for local businesses AND students. We have been so satisfied with the relationship between ACE and Delta Dental of Rhode Island. In addition to adding a capable, energetic young person to our team, we are rewarded in the knowledge that we are helping someone prepare to enter the workforce with valuable skills and experience. It truly is a win-win situation for everyone involved.


Posted April 28, 2014

We have unique opportunities here at ACE. We have two areas of study which students committ to in their junior and senior years. Students can obtain a CNA license, Certified Nursing Assistanat License, or and EMT, Emergency Medical Technician license, and begin work in the field before graduation. Students in the Business Management pathway have similiar opportunities and can earn National Certifications in this field as well as entry level work in this field. We are planning on adding a Pharmacy Technician program to the Health Care pathway for the 2014-2015 school year. Students interested in either field of study will be college ready upon graduation and be employed in the field upon graduation from high school. Typically students are earning $12/hour whihc is significantly over minimun wage in RI. If your interested call and make an appointment to spend the day with an ACE student. We welcome you!! Nicolette M. Ciano RN BSN CSNT Health Care & Science Careers Coordinator
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 2, 2009

Being an alumni of Textron when I look back on my education Textron was the best pick for me. The small school atmosphere, and close teacher and student interactions are very positive qualities of the school. One thing that helped my future from attending Textron was the student/work program. Working at a law firm and hospital before graduating from high school helped me greatly when applying for future jobs. If Textron could once again be able to hire their own teachers, like how they use to when I went their I feel the school would be so much stronger. Urban high schools need more teachers that are 100% invested in a student's education, and willing to use various resources to educate


Posted December 26, 2007

One of the best schools teachers are really on top of you they dont want you to fail and they really truely care about you....your not just one of the many students in a classroom
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 5, 2007

I think this is a good school, except for some teachers , it's a good environment too, it doesn't have a lot of students so that helps them get to know each other a lot better
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
2%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
9%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
43%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

All Students8%
Female10%
Male5%
Black or African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged students5%
Not economically disadvantaged students14%
Title I8%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities6%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English8%
Not migrant8%

Reading

All Students77%
Female91%
Male55%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged students81%
Not economically disadvantaged students64%
Title I77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%

Writing

All Students66%
Female68%
Male63%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged students70%
Not economically disadvantaged students57%
Title I66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant66%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Rhode Island Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 69% 22%
Black 24% 8%
White 4% 64%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/A43%
Female 60%N/A48%
Male 40%N/A52%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Math specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Kitchen
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:45 am
School Leader's name
  • Mario F. Cirillo
Gender
  • Coed

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Kitchen
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 456-1738

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