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“For the sole true end of education is simply this: to teach [students] how to learn for themselves; and whatever instruction fails to do this is effort spent in vain“. - Dorothy Sayers, The Lost Tools of Learning


"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of nations depends on the education of youth." -Aristotle


"The educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a Nation and a people." -(A Nation at Risk, US government report, 1983)


"The unexamined life is not worth living." - Socrates


"Is not the great defect of our education today that although we often succeed in teaching our pupils "subjects," we fail lamentably on the whole in teaching them how to think: they learn everything, except the art of learning." - Dorothy Sayers


"Those who substitute anything for work in education are consequently enemies and destroyers of education." - Douglas Wilson


"The trivium is not an attribute of classical education because it embodies an archaic principle of organizing knowledge; it is classical because it is a universal paradigm for learning." (G.E. Veith, Jr. and Andrew Kern)


"Education is a progressive discovery of your own ignorance." - Durant


You can submit inspiring educational quotes for possible use on this site by submitting them to the School Coordinator



News and Announcements

ACE in the News

Here are some articles written in regard to the ACE school:

The Register Guard:

In A Class by Herself

The Cottage Grove Sentinel:

The ACE Charter School Draws from Ancient Model

ACE Charter School Hosts Prominent Home-School Speaker

The Free Library:

Cottage Grove Charter School Embraces Home-Schoolers


Why learn Latin?

Jessie Wise

Guest Speakers
ACE Practicums

Jessie Wise - 2008
Shari Barrett - 2007
Susan Buck - 2007 "Why Classical Education?"
Shari Barrett - 2008 "Preparing Students to Write Well"
Susan Buck - 2009 "Why are We Reading This? The Importance of Teaching the Classics"
Shari Barrett - 2010 "Expectations for Literary Literacy"
Marilyn Fay-Backen - 2011 "Improving Math Literacy"
Sarah Lloyd - 2012 "College - How Can I Possibly Afford it?"


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2013 End of Year Video

Click Here for the Oregon Department of Education's (ODE) Report Card for ACE

What are Charter Schools?

Charter schools are innovative public schools providing choices for families. Students may attend a charter school even if the school is not in their attendance area (district). Charter schools are tuition-free and provide academic excellence and accountability.

Character Education is ACE's priority

Believing character drives all areas of a person's life, ACE assists families in training their children to focus on motives rather than outward actions.

Regular attendance, superior scholastic achievement, polite classroom behavior, courteous treatment of peers, and good citizenship all result from helping pupils to understand, form, and practice core ethical values.

ACE offers

  • Character Assembly and Projects
  • School Community Day (1 day/week)
  • Complete Classical Curriculum
  • Latin Instruction Grades 1-12
  • One on One Math Tutoring
  • Advanced Placement Classes
  • Field Trips
  • Parent/Teacher Monthly Meetings
  • High School Diploma Program

What is a Classical Education?

ACE curriculum is language and history intensive and is comprised of four stages:

  • I. Pre-Reader (Kindergarten)
  • II. Grammar "A-D" (Elementary School)
  • III. Dialectic 1 & 2 (Middle School)
  • IV. Rhetoric (High School)

ACE presents its classical curriculum in an integrated manner teaching that all knowledge is interrelated. Our classical training matches technique and subject matter to children's developmental phases. For more information and an overview of a classical education, read “The Well Trained Mind” by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise.
If you would like to know more, try our Classical Education page.


(Please note: ACE is not responsible for the content of other websites)

Where Can I Find More Information about Charter Schools?

Oregon Charter School Resource Center
Oregon Dept. of Education (general information)
Oregon Charter Schools
Center for Education Reform
National Charter School Resource Center



Last Updated on Friday, 22 November 2013 19:50