ACE Technical Charter High School
|ACE Tech Charter High School|
5410 South State Street
|School type||Public Secondary Charter|
|Motto||The road to success is always under construction.|
|School district||Chicago Public Schools|
|Principal||Cecilia Baader |
|School colour(s)||Navy Blue |
|Athletics conference||Chicago Public League|
ACE Technical Charter High School, (commonly known as ACE TECH), is a public 4–year charter high school located in the Washington Park neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. It is operated by the Chicago Public Schools district. The name ACE stands for Architecture, Construction, and Engineering. The school opened in 2004. ACE Tech is housed in the former Mary Terrell Elementary School building, a Chicago public school which closed after the 2001–02 school year.
History and Student Body
ACE Technical Charter High School (ACE Tech) was founded in 2004 by a group of construction industry professionals and entrepreneurs. This collection of pioneers desired to introduce Chicago youth to careers in Architecture, Construction, and Engineering. The ACE Tech Board of Directors is composed of education professionals, entrepreneurs, and construction industry professionals. ACE Tech serves approximately 500 students from Chicago’s South Loop, Washington Park, Back of the Yards, Gage Park, Englewood and surrounding south side neighborhoods. While many students are interested in these industries, ACE Tech caters to students with a wide variety of interests and aspirations.
ACE Tech is a lottery based school. 150 incoming freshmen students are accepted each year. There is no standard test or any placement exams required. ACE Tech provides a full continuum of Special Education services, and does not discriminate against students with disabilities. All completed student applications are given a number and are chosen through a blind lottery.
ACE TECH competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL), and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). ACE TECH teams are stylized as the Bobcats. ACE Tech endeavors to provide its students with as many opportunities for athletic competition as possible. ACE Tech’s Athletic Program now has a wide array of sporting opportunities considering the school’s size of 500 students.
Currently ACE Tech offers:
- Boys' Baseball
- Girls' and Boys' Basketball
- Cheerleading & Dance
- Girls' & Boys' Cross-Country
- Girls' & Boys' Soccer
- Girls' & Boys' Track
- Girls' Volleyball
- SAT Code Search
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- "Chicago Public Schools: ACE Tech Charter". Chicago Public Schools. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
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