The Accelerating Campus Excellence plan brings several components together for the seven schools in the program to boost student success and create a strong sense of community. Combining strong school leadership, effective teachers and high expectations for students and staff is doing what it is designed to do.
The ACE program, formulated in March 2015, began with seven schools desginated by the Texas Education Agency as Improvement Required. Those schools are Annie Webb Blanton Elementary, Billy Earl Dade Middle School, Thomas Edison Middle Learning Center, Roger Q. Mills Elementary, Elisha M. Pease Elementary, Umphrey Lee Elementary and Sarah Zumwalt Middle School.
Watch the video to see some of the components in action, as Zumwalt Middle student Armando Torres explains the transformation he has experienced during this school year. Attending a school in the ACE program, Armando is now focused on a bright future he had never considered.