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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
School Closure (Weather Related)

A.C.E. Academy will follow Cabarrus County school closures in the event of inclement weather. Read more >>>

Kindergarten's Authors Night

Kindergarten Authors Night is November 6 during the school day between 1:45 and 2:45 p.m.  Read more >>>

Spelling Bee

Our Spelling Bee is Monday November 17, 2014, for 1st – 5th graders.  Read more >>>


On November 7, students will receive ribbons, certificates, and a special lunch for perfect attendance, most improved behavior, honor roll, citizenship (based on how students treat, interact, and collaborate with their peers), and BUG Award (Bringing up Grades).  Read more >>>

Picture Day

A.C.E. will partner with Life Touch for school portraits. Students will take individual pictures and class pictures on November 5, 2014.  Read more >>>

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent teacher conferences are November 10 and 12. Read more >>>

Scholastic Book Fair

A.C.E. Academy Scholastic Book Fair will be in the main building from November 11-17 from 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. The preview day for students is November 10. We invite you to our school to share in this celebration of books and reading. Read more >>>