Aeronautical Center of Exploration
To educate and motivate students to problem solve and collaborate by providing a STEM-based, positive, unique, 21st Century learning experience that enhances the state standards in STEM.
What is ACE?
Through a joint venture between Mesa Public Schools and Boeing, Mesa's fifth-grade students have the unique opportunity to extend and apply their knowledge of scientific principles through the subject of aerospace. Each year more than 150 classes, approximately 3,800 fifth-graders, visit Mesa's ACE program. This motivational experience uses the themes of STEM and aerospace to capture the imagination of students and engage them in a variety of learning activities. The curriculum is aligned to National and Arizona State Standards in all content areas.