The Academy for Classical Education
At ACE we believe that students must have a solid foundation for learning before they can understand the
importance of education and we believe that the classical education curriculum best serves an individual’s
long term intellectual goals over the traditional modern, progressive models because classical education
values knowledge for its own sake;
upholds the standards of correctness, logic, beauty, and importance intrinsic to the liberal arts;
demands moral virtue of its adherents; and
prepares human beings to assume their place as responsible citizens in the world at large.ACE will be committed to continuous improvement based on six school-wide goals upon which alldecisions will be made:1.
To protect and insure the integrity of the teaching/learning environment.2.
To ensure that all financial expenditures and human resources decisions align with preserving theintegrity of the teaching/learning environment.3.
To provide a rigorous, relevant educational experience for all ACE students in a student-centeredenvironment that encourages students to think and analyze the experiences they encounter, and todevelop life skills that will enable them to be creative, self-directing, productive members of theMacon/Bibb County community or any setting in which they may find themselves.4.
To provide a holistic educational experience for all ACE students making sure that the individualskills of each student is fostered and allowed to grow.5.
To utilize all resources both inside the school community as well as the Macon/Bibb Countycommunity to bring innovation and expertise to the learning process for ACE students.6.
To encourage parents to participate in the ACE experience by providing opportunities for volunteerism and other parental/family leadership roles and requiring a specific number of volunteer hours per family.
In the box below, describe the charter school’s academic program, specifically focusing on its
innovation and need for flexibility and any special characteristics, such as a special population, aspecial curriculum, or some other feature or features which enhance educational opportunities.
ACE will develop a curriculum that is based on a classical education model incorporating a blendedlearning delivery. In addition, students will study Latin beginning in the 3
grade; reading will be taughtat all levels; and students will utilize a variety of project-based and service learning strategies to expandthe classroom activities throughout their educational experience at ACE.ACE faculty believe that students must have a clear foundation for learning before they can understandthe importance of education and we believe that the classical education curriculum best serves an
individual’s long term intellectual goals over the traditional modern, progressive models beca