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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Academy for Career Exploration is a public, charter school located in Providence, RI. It has 201 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.
About Academy for Career Exploration...
Address
155 Harrison Street
Providence, RI 02907
Telephone
(401) 456-1738

Academy for Career Exploration Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
75%
Average SAT
910
31 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$37,366
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$917
National
$949
Median Home Value
$173,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
43%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • International Night
    57%
  • n/a
    14%
  • Pep rallies
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    14%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
201
Free or Reduced Lunch
82%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,798
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.6%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$18,092/ year
National
$12,239
22%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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Academy for Career Exploration Reviews

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It is a great school! You get to learn new thing. ACE is a public charter school that develops technology talent at the high school level by providing students with skills focused on the emerging Innovation Economy. We offer three career pathways: Application Programming & Software Engineering (APSE), Cisco Networking & Cyber Security, and Data Science. Our students have the opportunity to graduate not only with valuable job skills; they also earn industry credentials and college credit.
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My experience at ACE was positive and was an important factor to the academic person I am now. I got the opportunity to go on educational trips with the help of our hardworking staff. I went on some college visits and college fairs. I also got the opportunity to earn college credits at a nearby college. I learned how time management is important in a college setting. ACE taught all students about their strengths and how they can be used on daily bases. Mostly everyone is accepting and kind of the different opinions and cultures. ACE is overall a good school!
Objectively speaking this school is pretty average compared to most in the district. Due to the size, it has to cut back on classes such as P.E, Music, and Art. There are clubs, however, your options are pretty limited. I think the school's biggest strong point is its focus on technology, specifically when it comes to Cybersecurity and Data Science. To keep this short and simple, if you're looking for a school that's small, centered around tech, and has decent teachers, I think this is a good secondary option compared to say PCTA. Otherwise, you're better off going somewhere else instead.