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Welcome to Accelerated Charter Elementary School (ACES)!

A Message From Our Leadership

Dear ACES community,

As the incoming Principal of ACES, I’m excited to join an active, welcoming community of teachers and parents who are proud of the school’s history and distinctive dual language immersion program.

Working closely with our teachers and parents, I’m passionate about cultivating a lifelong culture of learning, and continuing to provide the kind of education our students deserve in an environment that is both academically challenging and culturally rich. I hope to build upon this diverse community to ensure that our students continue to feel connected and belong.

ACES’ approach is close to my heart and mirrors my own work history. As a fully bilingual and bicultural teacher and administrator, my education and professional career have prepared me to take on this challenge and to help lead the ACES community into the future.

Warmly,
Karin Figueroa
Principal, ACES K-6

Karin Figueroa

What Makes ACES Unique

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ACES features a distinctive dual language immersion model – providing 50 percent of classroom instruction in Spanish and 50 percent in English. The only one of its kind in Los Angeles, this specialized curriculum uses the Gomez & Gomez Dual Language Enrichment model, which enables students to not only develop English and Spanish language skills, but also important self-expression and multicultural skills. Thanks to ongoing partnerships with The American Heart Association, Lorax Teaching gardens and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, ACES students get unique opportunities to work on real-world problem solving and sustainability issues.

In addition, ACES teachers attend specialized workshops at Inner City Arts to gain meaningful strategies for incorporating visual and performing arts into the classroom curriculum.

The unique curriculum and learning opportunities all help ensure our students are prepared for greater participation in the larger Los Angeles community and for a more diverse workforce of the future.

After School Education & Safety Program (ASES)

Serving grades K-6
3pm – 6pm daily

Students receive homework assistance and participate in activities, such as art, science and dance.

With ongoing partnerships with The American Heart Association, Lorax Teaching gardens and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, ASES students get unique opportunities to work on real-world problem solving and sustainability issues.

Applications available in the main office.

Get in touch with our team!