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ACE Program registration will open August 1, 2019.  

***  2019 National ACE Award Winners have been selected!  Thanks to the Air Force Association for the National ACE Award Grants!  


ACE in the News:

* Bear Exploration Center - Montgomery, AL - Newsclip of Aerospace Day



***National ACE Teacher of the Year:  Heidi Baker
Nikiski North Star Elementary, Nikiski, AK
***National ACE School of the Year: Friendship Elementary School
Principal, Dr. Tracie Brack; Coordinator, Brian Johnston,  Buford, GA

(Friendship Elementary will host the 2019-2020 National ACE Lift-off Event in October!)

***National First-year Outstanding ACE Teacher of the Year: Jeanette Gonzales
Ranchito Avenue Elementary School, Panorama City, CA  
***National ACE Students of the Year:
1- Joy Evans, Nominated by teacher, Tammy Clingenpeel, Fellowship Baptist Academy, Carson City, MI
2- Hunter Haverly, Nominated by teacher, Elaine Mountatin, Sacred Heart School, Providence, RI
***National ACE Sustained Excellence Award:
1- Gywn Bray, Walt Disney Elementary, Alvin, TX
2- Linda Crane, Northwest Florida Ballet Academie, Ft. Walton Beach, FL
3- Bear Exploration Center, Principal, Liz Hill, Montgomery, AL 

Past Award Winners

2018 National ACE Award Winners


Grade Level ACE Student Manipulative Items:

  • The following grade levels receive the aerospace manipulative item listed (which corresponds to one of the grade-level's ACE lesson plans):
    • Kindergarten: Earth balls- Academic Lesson #4, "Coming in for a Landing"
    • 1st grade: balsa planes- Academic Lesson #3, "Plane Art" & Lesson #4, "Plane Flight Pie Chart"
    • 2nd grade: finger rockets- Academic Lesson #8, "Rocket to the Planets"
    • 3rd grade: foam gliders- Academic Lesson #4, "Foam Flyer"
    • 4th grade: fun shuttles- Academic Lesson #4,  "Fun Shuttle"
    • 5th grade: prop balsa planes (with rubber bands)- Academic Lesson #2, "Forces of Flight"
    • 6th grade: mini-rocket footballs- Physical Fitness Lesson #5, "From Football to Flight" (and windbags for demonstrating aerospace Academic Lesson #1, "Air-mazing Experiment)
  • ACE curriculum guides are available in  the AE Downloads and Resources page of eServices! Click on "ACE Program Curriculum Guides."  Only Kindergarten is displayed, but when you click on it, all grade levels will appear for you to search, copy, download, etc. 

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