Mission Statement


The mission of the Academy for Community Education is to provide an active and interactive learning environment, where at risk students are empowered to achieve and succeed academically, socially and technologically in a multicultural and diverse educational setting.


About US


The flagship of Alternative Education, the Academy for Community Education is open to 9th-12th grade students from Miami-Dade County. This alternative school of choice located in beautiful El Portal has built a reputation of providing students a second chance at academic success. The Academy for Community Education was created to provide at-risk students a small class experience in a disciplined and unique learning environment.





Principal's Message


It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Academy for Community Education (ACE), home of the Jaguars, for another exciting school year filled with learning. We are looking forward to another successful and fulfilling year at ACE. Our ACE staff holds itself to high expectations that every student is given the opportunity to experience the educational process in a positive manner in order to reach his/her potential. We strive daily to reach every student so that all may become innovative, critical thinkers that collaborate effectively and contribute meaningfully and compete successfully in the global community. It is through education that we as individuals are entitled the chance to move upward in society, maintain self and family, and obtain the skills needed to be productive citizens in the global community.


Parents, I trust that your child’s experience at the Academy for Community Education will be a life changing one. The 21st Century presents our students with more unique challenges and opportunities than ever before. I want students to take advantage of the array of services provided at our school to enhance their growth while here at our school. My expectation is that our students will enter the global community as productive and positive citizens.


The Academy for Community Education is a mandatory uniform school. Please review the contracts that you will sign during the registration process with your child; compliance with these contracts is vital to your child’s success at the Academy for Community Education. I encourage you to play an active role in your child’s education as we work together to foster a love for learning in a disciplined environment. It is with great enthusiasm and anticipation that I look forward to traveling this exciting road with you; the students and parents of the Academy for Community Education.


Excellence is never an accident, is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, skillful execution and the vision to see obstacles as opportunities.

                                                                                                                                                           Author Unknown



Dr. Deborah A. Carter



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Important Dates

  • September 5th

Teacher Planning Day


  • September 26th

Secondary Early Release




Contact Us

8950 NW 2nd Avenue

El Portal, Florida 33150

Telephone: 305-756-2100


Fax: 305-756-2101


Uniform Policy

The Academy for Community Education has a mandatory uniform policy that was implemented to assist us in easily identifying our students, installing pride and respect, and assisting parents/guardians in keeping costs to a minimum.

Polo-type shirts in black, red or white.

Long pants in khaki or black with belt. Pants must be worn at the waist.

No sandals or open toe shoes should be worn.