About This School
Alternative schools are public schools that offer nontraditional education for students whose needs cannot be met in a regular, special education, or vocational school. While alternative schools are distinct from regular, special education, and vocational schools in their teaching approach or classroom environment, they can provide similar services and/or curriculum for students. Alternative schools include schools for potential dropouts, residential treatment centers for substance abuse, schools for chronic truants, and schools for students with behavioral problems. See Alternative Center for Education's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Alternative Center for Education had 14 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Michigan average is 18 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Grade 9 Social Studies Performance
Alternative Center for Education Reviews
To put it very simply, ACE is a school where one can develop the skills required to pass high school and go onto higher learning, but only if you're willing to put forth the effort. The teaching staff is wonderful, and won't hesitate to help if you ask for it, while also making it very clear that they can only teach you the material, they can't make you learn it.
The school is given much leeway in terms of teaching methods and how the school is run. Because of this, the school has been made to fit the needs of those who are being overlooked in larger public institutions. This means that it can help serve a more specialized group of students, rather than just the majority of students who fit in at normal high schools.
I have much to thank the ACE staff for, they helped me get back on the right track, make up classes I hadn't bothered with for years, and work my way up to higher education. I hope to be attending MSU next fall, and it wouldn't be possible without the possibilities offered at ACE.