Field studies originate in the classroom with a topic and transdisciplinary exploration. ACE Academy
searches out field studies in which students can ask all their questions and can be actively involved.
Past field studies have included observing International Space Day with "Space Man Bill" and assembling
a telescope to observe the sun through filters. We visited with graduate students in the Robotics Department
at UT Austin, learning to manipulate robots old and new. After studying the phenomena of labyrinths and mazes
in multiple cultures around the world, we visited two very different labyrinths in Austin and then created
our own in an Austin park with 50 pounds of cornmeal.
Community service must be an integral part of the world view of a global citizen. Whether filling housewarming baskets for new Habitat for
Humanity residents, donating Halloween candy to the homeless through Mobile Loaves and Fishes, or sorting canned goods at
the Capital Area Food Bank, our students learn that no one is too young to help a fellow human being. ACE students learn to
watch for opportunities to share their own resources and enrich the lives of others in the community.