The Academy for Academic Excellence (AAE) exists to prepare students for post-secondary success through a relevant, rigorous college preparatory education.

The AAE is an independent, direct-funded charter school. Our charter was first granted in 1997 by the Apple Valley Unified School District. The AAE serves a K-12 population of approximately 1,400 students on a 150-acre parcel of land that includes parts of the Mojave River.

We are a college preparatory program, committed to high levels of learning for all students. A strong emphasis on academic rigor, content relevance and teacher-practitioner research has allowed the AAE to develop many best practices to the benefit of students and staff.

Students graduating from the AAE will be effective communicators, have the ability to analyze and use critical thinking skills, and be responsible citizens in the school and community. The AAE maintains high academic and behavioral standards, and stresses both academic skills and a broad understanding of content knowledge. A cornerstone of the AAE philosophy is maintaining a strong connectedness between parents, students and the school.