Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster praised the California High School Exit Examination scores achieved recently by the students of the Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE) Academy at Jordan High School. According to the state, 94 percent of ACE’s sophomore class passed on their first attempt. While 93 percent of LBUSD students district-wide pass the exam by grade 12, only about 70 percent pass on the first attempt in grade 10. The ACE tenth graders performed at roughly the same level as the district's twelfth graders.
“I’m delighted to see ACE students perform so well in the CAHSEE exams,” said Mayor Foster. “So far, the ACE model of incorporating hands-on trade learning and academics has shown to be a winning formula for students, teachers and administration.”
The ACE Academy is supported by Mayor Foster, the school district and multiple industry and community partners. As part of its Linked Learning model, this program provides guest speakers, field trips, internships and partnerships with industry professionals and businesses. The ACE Academy opened in fall 2007 and now serves about 270 students.