ACES Academy

ACES: Alternative Choices for Educational Success

ACES is no longer accepting applications  2020/2021.  Due to our small staff and building, we do not have spots available.   Information for the 2021/2022 school year will be posted on this page in late spring.  

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 and online learning, 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 community, 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 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. 

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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  • 10 May
    • Property Committee 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
      Property Committee
      Date: May 10
      Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
      Calendar: District Calendar
      Starting April 1 ,2021 the Alpena Public Schools Board of Education will hold their meetings in-person at its traditional meeting location in the Gerry Ludwig Board Room, 2373 Gordon Road, Alpena, MI. This meeting location is designed to encourage and maintain 6 feet physical distancing from one another to the extent possible. All persons participating in the in-person school board meeting are required to wear a face mask.
  • 11 May
    • C&T Committee 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      C&T Committee
      Date: May 11
      Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      Calendar: District Calendar
      Lorie Kneeshaw is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. This is a reoccurring monthly meeting for the Committee of the Board of Education. Join Zoom Meeting at www.Zoom.us Meeting ID: 830 2778 7131 Password: 122334 Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) Meeting ID: 830 2778 7131 Password: 122334
    • Policy Committee 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
      Policy Committee
      Date: May 11
      Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
      Calendar: District Calendar
      Starting April 1, 2021 the Alpena Public Schools Board of Education will hold their meetings in-person at its traditional meeting location in the Gerry Ludwig Board Room, 2373 Gordon Road, Alpena, MI. This meeting location is designed to encourage and maintain 6 feet physical distancing from one another to the extent possible. All persons participating in the in-person school board meeting are required to wear a face mask.

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Secretary
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