ACE Pillars

ACE Pillars Description
Strategic Staffing Strategic staffing of effective teachers and principals to restaff identified campuses.
Instructional Excellence Instructional excellence focused on data-driven instruction and early interventions.
Extended Day Offering daily after-school enrichment until 6:00 p.m.; serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to students.
Social and Emotional Learning Social and emotional learning support for students and training for educators.
Parent and Community Partnerships Strong partnerships with parent and community organizations.

Texas ACE Districts

  • The Accelerating Campus Excellence (ACE) model has been implemented with success in multiple school districts with similar student demographics. The following districts have all demonstrated increased academic performance in core content areas, improved attendance, and built strong parent-school connections through implementation of ACE:

    • Dallas ISD
    • Aldine ISD
    • Richardson ISD
    • Garland ISD
    • Fort Worth ISD
    • Edgewood ISD
    • Ector County ISD
    • Victoria ISD

ACE Impact

  • Results from the ACE program have been promising. Over the first four years (2015-2019) of the ACE initiative, 28 of 29 campuses:

    • Met state accountability standards in year one, in most cases following multiple consecutive years of failure.
    • Achieved increases in student growth, upwards of 67% in math and 40% in reading.
    • Significantly reduced district gaps in achievement, discipline referrals and suspensions.

    In numerous studies, ACE demonstration schools outperformed Achieve 180 on every academic measure.