Anderson Campus for Educational Excellence (ACEE) provides customized, flexible approaches to education and child development that bring out the best academically in your child. We also emphasize development of life skills, specific to your child.
Our warm and child focused approach goes beyond rote learning to engage each and every student. ACEE's goal for our students is that upon leaving ACEE, your child is performing at a grade level higher than their age and grade. We accomplish this through encouragement and respect. Whether you are interested in tutoring services or a broad based approach that encompasses your child's overall schooling, we are here for you and your child.
The secret in education lies in respecting the student. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tiffany Anderson, M.ED.SPED, started ACEE in 2003 as a tutoring service for students that ranged from special needs to gifted children that needed support in various areas. She began by tutoring five students a few days a week. Word spread about the success of her model. In 2004, she expanded capacity by finishing out her garage as classroom space and taking on another teacher.
In a matter of six months, ACEE had gained more students, and Tiffany found herself teaching in the kitchen, with another teacher teaching in the finished garage learning space. The achievement of ACEE's success continued to lead to more parents wanting their children to be tutored.
To accommodate the demand, the Andersons moved to another, more spacious house, and hired two additional faculty. Again, the space was quickly outgrown and they began teaching small groups at the library in order to satisfy the need for ACEE's services.
At long last, in 2005, Tiffany made the decision to purchase a building to house the ever-growing number of learners. The current space was designed with ACCE's teaching model in mind and with room to expand.
Today, ACEE has kids that attend the tutorial from as far away as Chattanooga. We have many current students who are the children of parents who are ACEE alumni.
If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.- Ignacio Estrada, Director for Grants Administration, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Parents were so pleased with ACEE, that in the summer of 2005 they called a meeting with Tiffany and asked her to start a home schooling service. At first, she was hesitant, but the parents were not taking no for an answer. Her enthusiasm for the idea grew and today ACEE works with parents to design home schooling programs for their children, most of who come to the ACEE campus for academics Monday through Thursday. Friday is reserved each week so parents and students can do fun and educational "field trips" and other experiential opportunities.
ACEE has a formal relationship with Aaron Academy as our records holder and umbrella school. They maintain grades, transcripts and test results so that parents have all of the documentation needed should they change schools or when the student graduates on to college.
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. - Robert Maynard Hutchins
Initial One On One Meeting With The Student And Family