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A.C.E. Academy Charter School

Welcome to A.C.E. Academy, a public (tuition-free) charter school in Harrisburg, North Carolina. A quick, 20-minute drive from Charlotte, A.C.E. Academy is preparing kindergarten through 5th grade students for success! By encouraging academic excellence through our character development and entrepreneurship program, we are teaching our students more than reading, writing, and arithmetic. Students graduate from A.C.E. equipped for leadership!

An A.C.E. Academy education integrates business skills, financial literacy, and ethics into the core curriculum through hands-on experiences and project-based learning. Here, our students build self-confidence, collaboration skills, and self-motivation—here, they prepare the groundwork for reaching towards their full potential. At A.C.E., we are committed to helping students succeed in ways they may have never thought possible. This is our school, our future, our community, our A.C.E. Apply today!

A Message from Our Director

Welcome, families, to the pilot year of A.C.E. Academy Charter! We are excited to be on this journey together preparing students for success by helping them develop an entrepreneurial mindset. The skills needed to succeed in the business world (communication, collaboration, goal setting, ethics, leadership, financial stewardship, and understanding the value of your own life and community) are the same skills needed to succeed everywhere.

Our desire at A.C.E. is to give students the opportunity to create their own future. By integrating entrepreneurial skills through project-based learning into the traditional curriculum, our students develop critical and creative thinking skills as early as kindergarten. These skills quickly build student self-esteem and a culture of academic excellence. At A.C.E., you can expect to find a community hub for learning with small class sizes, a stimulating yet supportive environment, and creative teachers who are passionate about education.

We invite you to browse through our website and get to know us better. You’ll find great information about our before and after school care program, our Parent University, and much more. Then give us a call for a tour—we would love to show you around!


Laila Minott

What's Happening
Open Houses

We invite A.C.E. Academy students and families to attend open houses at our temporary school facility at 8810 Hickory Ridge Road, Harrisburg, NC 28075. Open house for kindergarten students will be on Monday, August 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and open house for first through fifth students will be on Tuesday, August 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Read more >>>

Support Services Meeting

Please join us for a support services meeting on Monday, July 28 from 6:45p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at our temporary school facility at 8810 Hickory Ridge Road, Harrisburg, NC 28075. During the meeting, we will discuss how we plan to support all students and meet their specific needs. Read more >>>

Transportation Meeting

Please join us for a transportation meeting on Monday, July 28 from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at our temporary school facility, 8810 Hickory Ridge Road, Harrisburg, NC, 28075. During the meeting, we will distribute information for bus riders, car riders, and walkers. Read more >>>

Ready to Open Report

Paige Hansen, a reporter from Channel 9 CSAB, ran a story on June 19, 2014, about several charter schools being ready to open in time for the 2014-2015 school year.  Read more >>>