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, that infuses technology into daily classroom lessons. This unique format of learning  provides greater flexibility for teachers to connect our digitally-wired students with their learning experiences.  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 other options, each student creates their Individual Development Plan (IDP) to map out available options and design a timeline for graduation that is personalized to fit their needs.

To help support students in their learning journey, each student will be connected with a staff member who will becomes their mentor and “go to” person as they plan their roadmap towards graduation.  Mentors will 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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Matthew Poli
Laura Stibitz
Dean of Students
Jackie Daleski
Vicki Denstaedt
Homeless Grant Coordinator


7:40-8:45 - 1st Hour
8:55-9:55 - 2nd Hour
10:00-11:00 - 3rd Hour
11:00-11:30 - Lunch
11:35-12:35 - 4th Hour
12:35-1:10 - 5th Hour/Advisory
1:20-2:20 - 6th Hour

Half-Day Dismissal: 10:2

Night Lab

Tue, Wed, Thurs: 3:00-7:00

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