ACES Academy

ACES: Alternative Choices for Educational Success

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 Blended Learning Instruction, 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: testing out, work based learning, Career and Technical Education options, credit recovery, volunteering, and dual enrollment with Alpena Community College.

Working in partnership with the Alpena Senior Citizens Center, ACES students are provided multiple credit based/career focused learning options within our “Flex Day” format.  From these and other opportunities, each student creates an individual Development Plan (IDP) to map out all available options and design a timeline for graduation that is personalized to best fit their needs.

To help support students in their learning journey, each student is connected with a staff member who will becomes 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. 

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

Learn more on our About ACES Academy page.

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  • 10 Dec
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      Dec 10
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    • Property Committee 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
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      Dec 10
      9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
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    • C/T Cmte 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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      Dec 10
      10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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  • 12 Dec
    • Finance Cmte 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
      Finance Cmte
      Dec 12
      9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
      District Calendar
    • Executive Committee 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      Executive Committee
      Dec 12
      11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Matthew Poli
Laura Stibitz
Dean of Students
Jackie Daleski
Vicki Denstaedt
Homeless Grant Coordinator

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External LinkVisit the ACES Connection


7:40-9:20 - AM Flex
9:20-10:15 - Class A
10:20-11:15 - Class B
11:15-11:45 - Lunch
11:50-12:45 - Class C
12:50-1:45 - Class D
1:45-2:20 - PM Flex

Half-Day Dismissal: 10:20

Google DocDetailed ACES Schedule

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