- Mascot: Old Glory
- Colors: Red, White, Blue
- Song: Star-Spangled Banner
- Motto: "Lighting the Way"
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 4,100 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.