• Read Our School Performance Report

    The 2015-16 School Performance Report for ACE High School is now available on our website. We invite you to read about the progress our students are making, learn about plans we are implementing this year, and find out how to become more involved in our school and the education of your student.

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  • What Are Your Thoughts About Our School?

    We now have a way for you to share your thoughts and ideas about Academy of Citizenship and Empowerment High School online, in English or Spanish. You'll be asked to share your thoughts through three open-ended questions. Look for your email invitation from Principal Fitch.

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  • Help Select a Principal

    As we search for a new principal for a unified Tyee High School, we invite students, families, and the community to identify and prioritize characteristics desired in a principal. Take the survey here by January 27, 2017.

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  • Tyee High School One School, One Principal

    Design Team Update and Information January 2017

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  • Global Guard Academy at the YMCA

    The Global Guard Academy will begin this winter at the Matt Griffin YMCA. Participants earn a Y USA lifeguard certification over 9 weeks and have the option of earning school PE credit.

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The Academy of Citizenship and Empowerment is an intellectually vibrant learning community in which students and adults engage in real world issues of social justice and are empowered to use their voice to contribute to society and become active citizens. Through these authentic, community-based experiences, students are developing 21st Century skills in order to be prepared for college, the careers of the future and to navigate our complex world.

*At ACE, an intellectually vibrant learning community
  • Takes place in the classroom and beyond the school walls
  • Is experiential, relevant, rigorous and integrated
  • Students, staff and the community learn in partnership

At ACE, 21st Century Skills focus on
  • Collaboration
  • Technology literate and able to adapt to new and emerging technologies
  • Development of adaptive intellectual behaviors
  • Information literacy, including researching and creating knowledge

At ACE, Social Justice means
  • Engaging in a democratic process
  • Investigating complex social, political and environmental issues from various perspectives
  • Honoring all voices and speaking for those who do not have a voice*
ACE works with a variety of organizations & agencies. They are Treehouse, NAVOS, Health Point, Ruth Dykeman, Consejo, Planned Parenthood & the TOP program, College Success Foundation, Career Link, Aventa Online School, PSSC & the VITAL program, Camp Waskowitz, the Y, Project Ready @ Seattle Pacific University, AVID, and College in the High School.


  • Nicole Fitch Welcome ACE High School students, parents, guardians, and families,

    It is an honor to welcome you to ACE for the 2016-2017 school year.  Our talented staff are prepared to support your rigorous academic needs throughout the months ahead as your child prepares for graduation.  Last school year we saw a gain in the graduation rate for our school, and we are committed to providing opportunities for students to catch up and get back on track so they can graduate in four years with their peers. See your counselor for more details if you need support.

    At ACE, we continue to strengthen our community by building positive relationships through our advisory program, Empowerment, our PBIS strategies, and a vast array of after school clubs and activities. We also have nearly twenty community partnerships who provide resources and acceleration opportunities for all of our students.  Even with all of this help, we can’t do it without you, our families. I’d like to personally invite you to become a volunteer on campus by contacting our front office and joining our campus during lunch or dismissal on the days that work for you. Please reach out to us for volunteering, with questions, or with concerns by calling 206.631.6400.


    Nicole Fitch 


About Us

Academy of Citizenship & Empowerment (ACE)
at the Tyee Educational Complex
4424 South 188th St
SeaTac, WA 98188


Office Hours
6:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

School Hours (Monday-Thursday)
7:25 a.m. - 2:05 p.m.

Early Release Days (Friday)

7:25 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.

Nicole Fitch

Assistant Principal
Philip Willenbrock

Athletic Director & Campus Manager
Justin Kesterson

Office Manager
Gail Korakis

Office Assistant & Attendance

Emily Gronvold

Office Assistant and School Communication
Lisa Courter

Registrar, Student Records & Transcripts
Kidist Tasisa

Bookkeeper, Athletic Fees & Student Fine Accounts

Caitlin Perales



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Unifying Tyee

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