Our Impact

 

The ACES Success Equation

 

  • The largest private provider of special education services in Arizona.
  • A private state certified special education school closely monitored for quality by the Arizona Department of Education and referring school districts, serving students with specific disabilities, autism, intellectual disabilities and emotional disabilities.
  • A school environment that is warm, accepting, highly structured and success oriented.
  • A thoughtfully planned, consistently implemented and highly personalized achievement plan for each student.
  • Constant monitoring and revising of each student’s individual educational plan to assure rapid progress.
  • State Certified, Highly Qualified Special Education Teachers committed to reaching the academic and behavioral goals of each student.
  • Specially trained Therapeutic Support Staff in the classrooms to promote positive behavior.
  • Behavior specialists functioning outside of the classroom helping students to refocus

  • A full time assistant teacher in every classroom.
  • Staff trained in Positive Behavioral Supports (PBS).
  • A ratio of one trained staff member for every 3 students.
  • Approximately 30% of the student body successfully integrated back into public schools each year.
  • Constant and consistent communication with parents and representatives of referring school districts.
  • A school wide educational program designed to enhance self-esteem through recognition of academic and personal accomplishment.
  • The immediate availability of licensed counselors and therapists and certified school psychologists.
  • Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists working with students on specific goals.
  • A school environment that is designed for and totally committed to special needs students.
  • The availability of Extended School Year (summer school) education.

  • Annual academic evaluations with marker testing throughout the year to insure progress.
  • Ability grouping of students for instruction in core subjects to facilitate faster academic progress.
  • Intense remedial instruction for students who are academically behind in core subjects.
  • Instruction in computer technology and access to the computer lab.
  • Computerized documentation of behavioral progress.
  • Nationally certified trainers who implement a school-wide program to improve student behavior including all staff trained and certified in Crisis Prevention and Intervention (CPI).
  • Evening training for parents in Crisis Prevention and Intervention (CPI).
  • Social skills instruction for all students.
  • Animal education and animal therapy.
  • Pre-Vocational Education including auto mechanics, construction, computer skills, etc.
  • Credit Recovery classes for high school students.
  • An attractive and comfortable campus
  • Special school events such as: Meet the Teacher, Open House, Winter Festival, Fine Arts Festival, Prom, Student Government, Awards Assemblies, Job Fairs, Student Appreciation Days, Spirit Days, and Field Trips