Academy of Careers and Exploration

13943 Rivers Edge Road, Helendale, CA 92342
(760) 952-1266
6

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-12 211 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Helendale Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)

In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.
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  • Helendale Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Helendale Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Academy of Careers and Exploration is a charter high school in Helendale. The principal of Academy of Careers and Exploration is Diana Green and can be contacted at diana_green@helendale.k12.ca.us. 211 children attend Academy of Careers and Exploration and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 3% of the Academy of Careers and Exploration students are "limited in English proficiency." 51% of the 211 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Academy of Careers and Exploration is 17:1. Riverside Preparatory School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance

Languages Taught

  • French

Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 47% 51%
Hispanic 36% 32%
Multiracial 3% %
Filipino 2% 1%
Asian 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.5%
Unspecified 0% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51% 45%
Limited English proficiency 3% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My oldest daughter is a senior (2014) this year and started the year that the school existed. We are super involved with the school and love the staff. All High Schools have their fair share of drama and things that you may think are "unfair" but this school is great. I think High School is what you and your kids make of it so get involved and have fun with us. My daughter loves most of the teachers and campus is new and well kept.

  • (1 year ago)

    Dedicated staff and safety are just a few of the many reasons this school is growing. My child has been in this district for twelve years now and is about to graduate. I am proud of the education received at ACE. I know my student is well prepared for college academically and for life socially. Thank you ACE!

  • (5 years ago)

    they really care about your kids. my daughter goes there. shes a 10th grader. she needed some work done and they are helping her succeed.

  • (6 years ago)

    Ok .....I have 2 kids that attend this school. There complaint is there isnt enough students but I say yout educations is more important ! The class are really small so your kid has a better chance of getting the help they need plus teachers can identify problem areas much quicker. I just wish they had more electives for the kids!

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