Welcome to ACES Academy

Alternative Choices for Educational Success


ACES Academy 3303 S. Third Ave Alpena, MI 49707 Phone: 989.358.5170 Fax: 989.358.5175

ACES Academy is a learning community focused on preparing students for individual success.

ACES Academy provides students the opportunity to work with our staff and personalize their learning allowing for greater opportunities for success.   Using an Online based instructional format, teachers infuse technology into daily classroom lessons providing greater flexibility in connecting students to our digitally-wired world.  Additionally, students have a variety of options to earn credit outside of the classroom including:  work based learning, Career and Technical Education options, credit recovery, volunteering, and dual enrollment with Alpena Community College.

To help support students in their learning journey, each student is connected with a staff member who will become their mentor and “go to” person as they plan their roadmap towards graduation.  Mentors connect with parents and families using a variety of communication tools to help build a solid bridge between home and the ACES community. From our orientation program to graduation, our support team works closely with the students and their families to help overcome the barriers that often interfere with student success. 

Application Link for ACES Academy

Informational Slideshow

May is Mental Health Month Community Presentation Schedule

May 2nd- Department of Health #4-Community Connections and Social Determinants of Health

May 7th- Scott Ritsema-The Media Mind, Reclaiming the Human Soul in the Digital Dark Age

May 8th- Partners in Prevention-Tools you can put to use to manage stress and bring more peace to your life

May 9th- AMA-ESD and NAMI- Breaking Stigmas: Humanizing Mental Health

May 13th- Northeast Michigan Community Mental Health- Community Resources (Crisis Services, MyStrength, Service Providers)

May 22nd- AMA ESD Great Start Collaborative- Love and Logic

May 30th- NEMCSA School Success- Supports for Anxiety, Stress, and Depression


Streaming Link APS Board Meeting 3/25/24 5:30 PM at Wilson Elementary

Visit APS Youtube @AlpenaPublicSchoolsMichigan

Here is the link for the meeting at Wilson on March 25th

Our March 2024 #WeAreWildcats Alumni Spotlight is Roger Tadajewski

Roger is a graduate of the class of 1978 at Alpena High School. He attended Pepperdine University School of Business and Management. Roger is currently serving as the Executive Director at National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) which focuses on promoting Career and Technical Education to create highly-skilled, job-ready professionals through a growing network of educational partners and global industry leaders.

APS Superintendent Update March 2024


PDF Version Click Here

Bus 19 B not running 1/11 and 1/12/24

Thursday 1/11/24 and Friday 1/12/24 Bus 19-B, the Starfish in the Wilson area, will Not be running the AM or PM routes for both Secondary and Elementary.

Office Personnel

Matt Poli
Vicki Denstaedt
Homeless Grant Coordinator
Kelly Maciejewski
Office Assistant

ACES Academy Benefits

  • Diversity of Credit Earning Options
  • Mentoring
  • All Students Provided a Chromebook
  • Unique Schedule and School Year Calendar
  • Career-Based Learning Experiences
  • Co-Enrollment with Alpena High School
  • Dual Enrollment with Alpena Community College
  • Smaller Class Sizes
  • Career Exploration Experiences
  • Personalized Learning

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