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 ...
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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.
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
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.
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!
I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at ACE Charter Schools (San Jose, CA) in October 2018.
The initial contact was through an email with flexible day/time options to set a phone interview.
I had my phone interview the next day. It last about 20 mint. Interview focused on my coaching experience, job schedule and salary.
Then i was invited for onsite visit. This happened the next day. It took about an hour, this include a school tour with 2 of the students, then a meeting with the Principal and Special Education Department. I was asked several question about my work experience. Also, I have some what would you do question with different scenarios.
I had the opportunity to ask question as well. At the end schedule and salary was discussed. They told me i will be contacted soon with the next step to follow. The recruiter contact me by email same day.
All the staff was very professional and friendly!
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