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ACE Charter Schools Overview

San Jose, CA
51 to 200 employees
School / School District
K-12 Education
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Since 2008, ACE has operated charter schools serving 5th-12th grade students in East San Jose with one goal: our students will confidently choose to attend and graduate from college.

We are the only charter school in California that strategically recruits ... Read more

Mission: ACE Charter Schools works with families and communities in the highest-need neighborhoods to create and sustain middle and high schools where students who have been left behind by the traditional school system grow to be ready, by the time they leave high school, to choose to ... Read more

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ACE Charter Schools – Why Work For Us?

Our Origin Story

The ACE Public School Network was started by a group of community organizers and parent leaders from the organization PACT (People Acting in Community Together). PACT had started an organizing movement in East San Jose around quality public schools that eventually led to the opening of several small District schools where principals and families were given the power to design their own schools from the ground up.

However, political considerations threatened the success of those schools, and Greg Lippman, along with Susan Hammer (former mayor of San Jose), founded ACE Charter Schools to build on the community movement that the first ACE had started, and to create charter schools specifically designed for the most marginalized students and families in San Jose.

In 2008, the first ACE school opened with 95 5th and 6th graders. In 2017, the first class of ACE high school alumni headed off to college.

ACE Charter Schools has grown by leaps and bounds since opening in 2008, and now numbers four schools (three middle schools and one high school) with over 1,200 students and over 100 alumni in college.

Realize the ACE mission. 

Our teachers, leaders and staff are wholeheartedly committed to the ACE mission: to serve the most marginalized students and families and support them on the path to college. 

"If you want to obtain that "rewarding" feeling of being a teacher, work here!" - ACE Teacher 

The ACE Impact 

ACE staff believe in a community-driven school model of consistent support and inclusion for all students and families. After 10 years, we finally have data to show that the ACE model works.

  • 80% of ACE Graduates choose to attend college. 
  • 98% of ACE Graduates will be first in their family to graduate college. 
  • 90%+ of ACE graduates have persisted to their second year of college.

Shift outcomes for East San Jose. Join the ACE family!

ACE Charter Schools Reviews

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    I have been working at ACE Charter Schools full-time (More than a year)


    I enjoy serving my community and going out in the community to recruit students to get them on the path to college. Working with families is a plus, organizing family events, coffee with the principal, and other opportunities for parents to be engaged in their student's education.

    There is a lot of support from the school leaders and Director of Communications and Engagement. Every day we are learning and growing!


    No cons at the moment!

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ACE Charter Schools Interviews



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    Accounting Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at ACE Charter Schools (San Jose, CA) in May 2015.


    The interview process was with management from different departments. The first round was with the hiring management from finance on the phone. Next step was face to face. The final interview process was with two different directors from different departments.

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    The offer was given and there is room for negotiation. I suggest in any offer, to look at the entire benefit package (vacation, medical coverage, insurances, etc).

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