Principal Sahnow's Welcome

Welcome to the Academy for Character Education (ACE) charter school.  Our school is a unique hybrid of brick and mortar days (Tuesday and Thursday) and school-at-home days (Monday, Wednesday, Friday).  We hold a high regard for the relationship we develop with our parent partners and depend on open communication between school and home to strengthen our school’s ties with our families. 


ACE students are encouraged to grow in character through their academics, as well as personally designed character projects.  Our emphasis on classical education is evidenced in our back to basics foundations in math and language arts, our study of history through the ages and Latin curriculum.  Interested families should schedule a visit to our school to determine if ACE would be a good match for their student.  We look forward to meeting you and assisting you on your journey to bring classical, character-driven education to your home.

S. Sahnow, Principal

The Academy for Character Education (ACE) is a tuition-free public charter school located in Cottage Grove, Oregon. ACE is committed to helping parents provide their children with the best education possible by applying the four pillars for learning: focusing on building strong character, working as a team with parents, ensuring that your child is appropriately placed, and utilizing the time-tested classical method. Students may attend ACE even if the school is not in their district.

The Four Pillars of Education

Click here to learn about the Four Pillars of ACE

Our Philosophy and Mission

Here is why we exist and our hopes and dreams for students.

What is Classical Education

Learn more about what classical education is all about.

What is a Charter School?

Why a charter school may be a good option for you.

Meet Our Teachers

Mrs. Harper
Mrs. Frelich
Mrs. Ransom
Mrs. Johnson
Mrs. Bash
Mrs. Carmack
Mrs. Zeller
Mrs. Waddell
Mrs. Paschall
Mrs. Earlywine
Mrs. Hinkle
Mrs. Pearson
Mrs. Mandeville-Schultz
Mrs. Harwell
Mrs. Spencer
Mrs. Sahnow

The ACE Board of Directors

Aaron Earlywine, Board President

Joseph Lewis, Treasurer

Louna Francis, Secretary

Mark Wilson, Member-at-Large


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Tel: 541.942.9707


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195 N. 6th St. Bldg C

Cottage Grove, OR 97424