About Adult & Community Education School
Adult & Community Education School, also known as ACE, is the largest provider of adult education programs in Leon County. We offer GED® classes as a way to earn a high school diploma, English classes for speakers of other languages and high school credit classes to high school students and adults who need to improve a grade or earn class credits needed to graduate. We also have two programs that serve adults with special needs.
ACE serves more than a thousand students each year from Leon and surrounding counties. All of our programs support our mission of providing educational opportunities that enable adult learners (16 and older) to become responsible, independent contributors in the community in which they live and work.
Our school motto reflects our goal to be: A Great Start for a Better Future!
The history of Adult & Community Education School
ACE’s beginnings trace back to the 1940s, when the GED® exam was created to assist servicemen returning from World War II. Those who had left school early to serve in the war were not able to finish high school, but passing the exam allowed them to continue to college and enter the job market with better opportunities. In 1947, Leon County Schools began offering classes to prepare these veterans for the GED® exam.
GED® prep classes continued throughout the decades and became known as Adult Education. Under the direction of Morris Brown in the 1980s, the school was named