ACE Academy offers a full-time program specifically designed for the gifted learner. Through interdisciplinary curriculum
and relational learning, ACE encourages a global, in-depth
perspective in its students. Foreign language, art, music, drama, chess, robotics, and physical education round out
In addition to the full-time program, ACE offers year-round gifted programming with Summer Wonders.
Our summer program is open to any gifted child, regardless of the school they attend.
What is Gifted?
The term "gifted and talented" (GT) is a traditional education
term that is often misunderstood and deserves
clarification. A commonly accepted statistic is that gifted
learners are those who score in the top 5% of IQ tests. A
GT student can vary radically in specific abilities or areas
(asynchronous development). Because GT children process information differently
from the average student,
they need a learning environment flexible enough
to meet and encourage these differences. Their unique
ways of thinking are assets that must be valued and encouraged,
or they may be supressed, hidden, or lost. The
need for flexible, appropriate education with specific attention
to both intellectual and emotional needs is well
documented. Our goal at ACE is not to apply a label, but
to meet the specific needs of these children.