The ACE Charter School opened its doors on August 12, 2010 on the campus of Hemlock Elementary. Although a new charter school, ACE is an outgrowth of the ACE program that enjoyed a rich, 19 year history at Markham Elementary School. Our school's mission statement, philosophy and educational program are based on the same principles that led to the success of the ACE program. Three of the four core teachers of the ACE program are currently teaching at the ACE Charter School. Additionally, our Charter School shares Hemlock Elementary's principal, Luci Del Rio.
This website is set up to give current ACE families and interested families a way to get an overview of what our school is about and how our teachers, parents and principal work together to create the unique environment found at ACE. Some points of interest are:
What makes our school different from other elementary schools in VUSD lies in our Educational Program and our family participation requirement. ACE Charter school both allows and highly encourages parents/guardians to bring their skills into the classroom. Whatever your passion - music, science, technology, etc - there are plenty of opportunities to share them with the students or assist the teachers or parent leads with their jobs.
If ACE seems like a good match for you and your child, please click here to learn more about enrolling in our school.