Educational Institutions

ACHIEVERS CENTER FOR EDUCATION

  • San Antonio, TX
  • www.aceschool.org

Mission Statement

The mission of Achievers Center for Education (ACE) is to educate a diverse group of students, grades 5th-12th, who are functioning two or more grade levels below age appropriate, in a safe, nurturing environment where attention is given to social, intellectual, physical, spiritual, moral and emotional development.

Our students are typically from within Bexar County.

Main Programs

  1. Educational Programming
Service Areas

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Texas

Anyone is welcome at ACE, but for practical purposes, our students are normally residents of Bexar County, Texas.

ruling year

2005

Executive Director

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Anne Zuber

Lead Teacher, Vocational Coordinator

Self-reported

Ida Ross

Keywords

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education, disability, autism

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EIN

16-1706043

 Number

5958228021

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Educational Programming

. Instruction begins at current academic level and continues in their best mode of learning. Students are grouped by academic abilities, not age or grade level. We believe every student deserves the chance to shine!

ACE provides a positive environment for those learning challenged students to reach their potential. We offer a low student to teacher ratio of five (5) students to one (1) teacher. Our teaching strategies, based on the Love and Logic classroom model, have proven to be very effective for students with special needs, including ADHD, autism, dyslexia, cerebral palsy, Tourette Syndrome, Down Syndrome, those with significant anxiety or depressive disorders, significant learning disabilities, and mild to moderate cognitive challenges. We also accept ALE (life-skills) and BMC (behavioral management) public school students who are academically and socially appropriate for ACE, as well as abused, neglected and bullied children.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Mentally/Emotionally Disabled

Budget

180,000

Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Anyone is welcome at ACE, but for practical purposes, our students are normally residents of Bexar County, Texas.

Funding Needs

1. Family assistance funds--for every 15,000 we can raise, we are able to provide an additional student with a quality, specialized, individualized educational opportunity-an opportunity they would not be able to otherwise afford. We currently have 15 students, some of whom are full-pay (although full-pay does not cover the entire cost of their tuition), and some of whom are heavily subsidized. Our goal for 2017-2018 is to add 5 additional students, which will necessitate hiring another teacher to maintain our 1:5 student/teacher ratio. 2. Learning software-we are in need of funds to upgrade our learning software, which is 5 years old. 3. Media Center-we plan to put a media center in each classroom, and are in need of funds for this. Studies have shown that emotionally and mentally challenged youths learning is enhanced with visual instruction.

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ACHIEVERS' CENTER FOR EDUCATION
Fiscal year: Aug 01-Jul 31

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ACHIEVERS CENTER FOR EDUCATION

Leadership

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Executive Director

Anne Zuber

Lead Teacher, Vocational Coordinator

Ida Ross

BIO

Anne is the Executive Director and a classroom teacher at ACE. Anne received a BA in
Elementary Education from Trinity University and an MS in Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Anne taught for many years in the public school system before joining ACE in 2007.

STATEMENT FROM THE Executive Director

"Thank you for your interest in Achievers Center for Education. At Achievers, we believe that, while our students may have special needs, they also have very special abilities. Success for our students looks different than success for a student in a mainstream public school situation. Success at ACE can be academic success, social success, behavioral success, or a combination of all three; every success is celebrated and our students are given a safe and nurturing environment in order to be themselves with no harsh judgments. We believe every student deserves a chance to SHINE!"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jim Willingham

Law Offices of Jim Willingham

Term: July 2014 - July 2017

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