The A.C.E. Center is designed for students in grades 3 and 4 who learn at a faster pace and can handle advanced concepts of greater complexity. The goal of the program is to provide highly able and self-motivated elementary students with an enriched instructional program. Programming includes, but is not limited to:
- Emphasis on higher-level thinking skills
- Integrated approach to content areas
- Opportunity to work with academic peers
- Nurturing of social-emotional (affective) needs
- Attention to individual interests
- Emphasis on complex, advanced material
2023-24 ACE Center Application
2023-24 ACE Center Application - Spanish
- The ACE Center is housed at Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary School.
- Transportation will be provided to the ACE Center.
- The ACE Center serves Grade 3 and Grade 4 students. Average number of students per class is 20.
- ACE Center students may be mainstreamed or in self-contained classrooms for core subject(s), depending on interest and/or achievement.
- The ACE Center provides differentiated instruction to meet the unique needs and goals of each student.
- ACE Center students will be mainstreamed for field trips, assemblies, guest speakers, specials, lunch, and other curriculum units.
- The ACE Center provides an instructional atmosphere that promotes problem solving, risk taking, and critical, creative, and evaluative thinking.
Is the A.C.E. Center a Good Fit for Your Child?
- Parents may want to ask themselves the following before applying for the Center-Based Program:
- Does your child like to solve mathematical problems for fun?
- Does your child like to design science experiments and test them?
- Does your child like to write stories, plays, or poetry?
- Is your child internally motivated and driven?
- Does your child generate unique, unconventional ideas or solutions to problems?
- Does your child like to work with intellectual peers?
- Is your child able to consider multiple perspectives and apply critical and creative reasoning skills?
- Does your child want to be in a center setting?