Mission and Vision


The mission of ACE Academy, in partnership with youth-serving agencies, is to re-engage youth in the active pursuit of self-improvement, interpersonal growth and educational development. Within a climate where students, staff and stakeholders feel safe, secure and valued as individuals, the Academy encourages all students to excel to their highest potential, while providing them the support and tools needed to explore the infinite possibilities that learning and life has to offer.


ACE Academy is founded on the belief that all students can learn if provided a nurturing and challenging environment where expectations are high and support is bountiful.  As a strict discipline academy, ACE is a highly specialized environment catering specifically to the needs of youth who, for any number of reasons, have already disengaged from learning within other traditional school settings.  The Academy's vision is to work in partnership and cooperation with other agencies that also serve these same students.

Creating a new avenue for continuity in services along a continuum of care -- prevention, intervention, and aftercare -- has long been the goal of many youth-serving agencies including Spectrum Juvenile Justice Services.  However, the missing link within this logical approach to helping youth and families has been the challenge of providing a stable educational environment throughout the entire time they are being served by the larger social services system.  ACE Academy provides this missing link.