Restart: ACE Campus

Restart a Struggling School as an ACE Campus

A district transforms a school by implementing the ACE model, focused the five core pillars of the model: (1) on strategic staffing), (2) instructional excellence, (3) social and emotional learning, (4) extended learning, and (5) parent and community partnerships. 



Restart a struggling school

Why Choose this Action?

Deliver a rapid and comprehensive change to a school's climate and outcomes, while maintaining a neighborhood district school by transforming it into a high-quality option for families
Offer students and teacher resources and support in an innovative model that has a strong track record of success in Texas schools


Empower a strong leader to transform the school using the ACE model with highly-qualified educators and staff


Key Elements

  • Planning Year Leader with dedicated time to lead a school restart process facilitated by a TA provider
  • ESF-aligned school model that implements the five core components of the ACE model:
    • Strategic Staffing
    • Instructional Excellence
    • Social-Emotional Supports
    • Extended Learning 
    • Community Partnerships
  • Rigorous, data-driven teacher staff reconstitution process to ensure you have your best teachers serving students 

Pre-Planning Considerations

  • How will the Planning Year Leader be supported by Human Resources and Finance to develop a strategic compensation plan?
  • What data, processes, and tools will be used to select effective educators for the school?
  • What is the depth of your district’s talent pool? Are there enough qualified teachers to support the ACE model?
  • How will campus structures and routines provide educators with consistent observation and feedback cycles, and opportunities for regular data analysis and PLCs
  • How can ACE be incorporated into a systemic approach to school turnaround and talent development?