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The Academy of Creative Education (ACE), is a innovative, nationally recognized model high school for students at-risk of dropping out. Established with an innovative school grant from the Texas Education Agency and the Education Economic Policy Center, the Academy began its first classes on September 16, 1991. Since its doors opened in 1991, the Academy has successfully assisted over 3,400 students to graduate.
The Academy is the collaborative result of a design team composed of educators and community representatives who envisioned a campus where challenged youth, ages 16-21, would have a unique environment in which to learn and where instructors would use innovative teaching models and teaching strategies.
- Greater than 99% of ACE students will meet passing standard on TAKS and/or STAAR.
- ACE Completion Rate will be greater than 97%; ACE Dropout Rate will be less than 3%.
- ACE Student Attendance Rate will be greater than 76.5%.
- 100% of ACE students will receive appropriate services to help them in their at-risk situations.