The Accelerated Charter Elementary School (ACES)
ACES • 3914 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90037
Office Phone: 323.846-6694 • Fax: 323.846-0686
The Accelerated Charter Elementary School (ACES) features a distinctive dual language immersion model—the only one of its kind in Los Angeles! Established in 2004, ACES provides 50 percent of classroom instruction in Spanish and 50 percent in English. ACES also bears the distinction of a 94.67% attendance rate, along with an Academic Performance Index (API) of 784. This specialized curriculum enables students to simultaneously develop both English and Spanish literacy skills, and to be thoroughly prepared for TAS K-8. It is within this unique, academically challenging environment that students in grades K-6 learn from each other in a project-based setting.
ACES uses the Gomez & Gomez Dual Language Enrichment model, enabling students to develop English and Spanish language skills, as well as important self-expression and multicultural skills. 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.
Continuing partnerships between ACES, The American Heart Association and the Lorax Teaching gardens, as well as with the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, enable students to work on problem solving and sustainability issues.
Additional support is provided through after-school tutoring for students who may need help in English, Language Arts/Spanish Language and Arts/Math.
Each of these factors help ensure students are prepared for greater participation in the larger Los Angeles community—and, ultimately—a wider range of options in the bilingual, bi-cultural workforce of the future.