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Welcome to Accelerated Charter Elementary School (ACES)!

A Message From Our Leadership

Dear ACES community,

I am the proud principal at ACES, which serves a diverse group of TK through 6th grade students in South Los Angeles. We strive to create a vibrant academic environment where students are encouraged to do their best while being supported by a nurturing, inclusive community. ACES’ dual-language immersion program is a pioneering model of bilingual education in the 21st century and among the only schools in California using this model. We are giving our students critical skills to prepare them to be successful in all their future endeavors.

At ACES, I’m passionate about cultivating a lifelong culture of learning for our scholars. I believe in working closely with our teachers and parents to continue to provide the kind of education our students deserve, in an environment that is both academically challenging and culturally rich. Our diverse ACES community can only do its best when students feel connected to their teachers and each other.

ACES’ approach is close to my heart and mirrors my own work history. As a fully bilingual and bicultural teacher and administrator, I am excited to continue contributing to and innovating the ACES approach to learning.

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!

Email us at:   askaces@accelerated.org