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ACE Pathway- Art, Architecture , Construction and Engineering


All ACE students (incoming Freshman) are required  to read a book of their choice every two weeks this summer. One of the books must be from the English depts. 9th grade reading selections(check their web page).  Make a log with the books you read and the author, the date you finished them, how many pages they are and a parent signature.  Bring on the first day of school to Ms. Melander.


It is highly recommended that you complete Algebra 1 before entering the ACE Pathway.  UC A-G approved online classes are available at BYU. Choose Algebra 1 part1 and part 2.


Are you interested in being part of the ACE Pathway for higher achieving students? Please read about the pathway on the ALHS website( look below) and see if it's the right fit for you. If you would ...more


Information for Prospective Engineers

How exciting that you’ve identified engineering as a potential field of study for college! Because many colleges require that you apply to the College of ...more

Engineers Alliance for the Arts Bridge Competition 2016

PHILOSOPHY: Education and the Arts

Jobs in the new economy “put an enormous premium on creative and innovative skills, [and] seeing patterns where others see only chaos.”(Marc Tucker, President of the National Center on Education and ...more

ACE Pathway and GATE

Digital literacy [where concepts of color, form, and collage are part of the everyday narrative] demands that we treat art as the next R, just as important as the traditional 3 Rs. This is one of the ...more

ACE Pathway Course Sequencing

Required Art Classes for the ACE curriculum .

Year One: Art and Architecture (meets UC A-G graduation requirement)

Prerequisites : 3.2 GPA in 8th grade SBAC standard exceeded in reading or math

Curriculum: ...more

UC and CSU college Acceptance Rates by GPA and SAT

Below are some California schools and their acceptance data. It is easier for boys than for girls. It is easier to get into public schools if you come from one, and private schools if you come from ...more

Art and Architecture Wins Big at EAA Bridge Competition!

See below for bridge images. After the preliminary competition at ALHS on April 25, nine bridges were selected to go on to the final competition on Saturday April 28. We competed against SF SOTA, ...more

First Place San Francisco

Quinnton Barringer, Kenji Mah, Kevin San, and Dana Yong


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Second Place Japan

Stephanie Chu, Tiffany Chen, Nelson Chan, Benjamin Au


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Third Place Japan

Elton Wu, Shanon Do, Samantha Lee,  Elizabeth Law


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Iris Bonilla, Kenny Tran, Jennifer Chan


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Best Essay and Presentation

Daniel Fielding, Nick Au Yeung, Kevin Wong, Sotia Campos


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Karen J. Melander, instructor

GATE Coordinator

Architecture/ AP Art History

Abraham Lincoln High School  Room 24

ACE Pathway Instructors:

Crotwell, Bobby L.
Geiser, Christian
Kelley, Susan
Melander, Karen
Stingle, Daniel