School Details

Academy for Career Exploration

130 Broadway, Providence, RI 02903
(401) 456-1738

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 9-12 215 students 13 students/teacher (RI avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade


New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2011-2012 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Providence School District average
  • Rhode Island state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Academy for Career Exploration is a charter high school in Providence. The principal of Academy for Career Exploration is Mario F. Cirillo, whose e-mail is 215 children attend Academy for Career Exploration and identify as Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 76% of the 215 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Academy for Career Exploration is 13:1. Classical High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Dance
  • Theater drama

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 65% 60%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 12%
Black, non-Hispanic 27% 22%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 87%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Being an alumni of Textron when I look back on my education Textron was the best pick for me. The small school atmosphere and close teacher and student interactions are very positive qualities of the school. One thing that helped my future from attending Textron was the student/work program. Working at a law firm and hospital before graduating from high school helped me greatly when applying for future jobs. If Textron could once again be able to hire their own teachers like how they use to when I went their I feel the school would be so much stronger. Urban high schools need more teachers that are 100% invested in a student's education and willing to use various resources to educate

  • (7 years ago)

    One of the best schools teachers are really on top of you they dont want you to fail and they really truely care about you....your not just one of the many students in a classroom

  • (7 years ago)

    I think this is a good school except for some teachers it's a good environment too it doesn't have a lot of students so that helps them get to know each other a lot better

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Overall score

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