ACE Innovation highlights and emphasizes some of the key tenets, skills, and philosophies that are important to ACE Academy.
Design thinking encourages students to be flexible thinkers. The value of the experience does not lie solely in the end product; learning happens throughout the process, from the early research phase to the final presentation. This allows students and teachers to focus on what’s most important in learning: the process.
ACE has partnered with Junior Achievement as part of the entrepreneurship track. Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.
Junior Achievement provides ACE students an opportunity to fill a need or solve a problem in their community by launching their own start-up business, unleashing their entrepreneurial spirit.
ACE launched its first Company Program in the Spring of 2018 with fellow ACE parent volunteers.
ACE Innovation highlights both our students and Austinites who value and support creativity and innovation.
For students who enjoy competition, an optional “Shark Tank” style event is held and the first place winner receives $500 seed money for their innovation.