How ACE Prepares its Students for the Future
Our students earn college credit and put their lessons to work
We like to think our career academy is a pretty special place, but we’re not the only ones. The Tumbleweed Tiny House Company has teamed up with us and donated a set of Cypress 20 plans for our students to learn home construction. And Truckee Meadows Community College has offered their Diesel Technology Program to our students, free of charge too!
Their generosity means so much more
Thanks to TMCC, our students earn college credits while taking Nevada’s most advanced high school diesel program. And that translates to roughly 2 high school credits and 10 – 12 college credits per year.
Looking at that over the course of their high school career, they can kill two-birds-with-one-stone and earn about 30 – 36 credits from TMCC, not to mention save a few thousand dollars from tuition expenses.
Tiny houses with all the amenities …
While tiny homes have less space compared to traditional single family homes, they also cost less and leave a smaller carbon footprint. But ACE’s long innovative history with the building industry has served them well. Under the supervision and instruction of teachers, students perform all the aspects of home construction and install residential applications such as plumbing, wiring and homemade thermal solar collectors. The students are currently building three tiny houses and expect to have them completed by the end of this year.
The importance of diesel technology …
This program teaches students to repair and maintain equipment for the construction and transportation industries. And it uses TMCC’s state-of-the-art equipment to accurately detect failures in the equipment. Students who successfully complete the program earn a Certificate of Achievement and have their credits applied to an AAS degree from TMCC, which means they’re basically graduating high school with a full year of college!
We encourage you to call us today and schedule a tour of our campus. ACE is a truly unique high school that offers great opportunities for great young men and women.