4222 NE 158th Avenue Portland OR 97230



To the Parents of ACE Students

As you may have heard, our lease with the Pacific Northwest Carpenter’s Institute (PNCI) has been terminated. This is because of the need on the part of the carpenters for space. The economy has turned around, and there is a sharp increase in construction both now and projected into the future, which requires PNCI to use all the space available here in order to train the workforce necessary to fill the needs of the construction projects ahead.

This has caused ACE Academy to search for a new location. Unfortunately, no viable location has been found within the time frame available to assure a smooth transition for the school and our students. Because of this, on February 9th, the ACE Board of Directors made the very difficult decision to close ACE effective at the end of this school year.

The staff of ACE has worked hard on behalf of your students for the last eight years, and we will continue to do so throughout the remainder of this school year. The juniors will be meeting with counselors at their home high school to plan for next year. Our seniors will finish the year off strong, and we will have all the traditional events for our seniors. We will be sending out invitations later in the spring for our Senior Celebration at the end of their school year.

It is very sad to see a school like ACE close after all the fine work that has been done by staff and students over the course of its existence. Nevertheless, we look forward to the rest of the school year with your students and will continue to provide them with the best experiences and opportunities available.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 503-546-9928 or via email at


Mark Clifford
Director ACE Academy

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At ACE, we strive to provide numerous worksite visits, guest speakers, and mentorships for our students, and are always looking for ways to increase our collaboration with the industry.

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We bridge core academics and application within the professional technical arena, which will help students understand the usefulness, or relevance, of their learning.



We provide experience within the architectural, construction and engineering disciplines, leading to the achievement of rigorous academic benchmarks.