What is ACE?
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 5,100 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.
The Academy of Creative Education is an innovative high school in North East Independent School District that provides nontraditional educational opportunities to students who are at-risk, empowering them to become thinkers, problem solvers, and leaders.
Meet Our Principal
Dr. Patrick J. Valdez
Title IX Coordinator, Campus Behavior Coordinator
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