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ERIC Number: EJ829492
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
ACE TECH: The Fourth Year of CTE and Academic Integration
Knight, Eileen Quinn; Donahue, John; Knight, Patrick
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v83 n8 p22-25 Nov-Dec 2008
It only takes an hour or two of roaming the halls of Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE) Tech Charter High School to detect an enduring attitude of accomplishment from both the teachers and the students. This atmosphere is intentional. The school, located in Chicago, was created specifically to hone the skills of individuals choosing to focus on architecture, construction or engineering as their career goal. The chief organizational emphasis here is on both fostering deep engagement with students and creating a context where accomplishments can be acknowledged and reflected upon. While many schools strive for this arrangement, the administration, teachers and students of ACE Tech achieve their goals in an exemplary form by making sure each student has an academic plan that specifically suits the career goals expressed by the student. In this article, the authors discuss the main ingredients for the success of this institution which include a focused curriculum, a well organized management team, an engaged faculty, and an empowered student body.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A