Welcome to ACE

We are a community of excellence where;

  • High achievement is the standard;
  • Students are motivated and challenged in a safe, fun environment that nurtures lasting memories;
  • Families, staff, and students unite to build a community that contributes to a lifetime of learning.



The History of our School, Athens to ACE:

Athens School was originally a two-room school in Lexington located at 6270 Athens-Walnut Hill Road. In 1912, a four-room building was constructed to house grades first-twelfth. In 1927, a new high school was constructed across the street and the other building was used for elementary students. An addition was built onto the high school in 1967. The following year the high school was converted to an elementary school and the original four-room structure was torn down. In 2006, Athens Elementary closed its doors to move to a new location at 930 Jouett Creek Drive. The name of the school also acquired the Chilesburg community name and was renamed Athens-Chilesburg Elementary which we many times refer to as ACE. Today, we serve as a Kindergarten-Fifth Grade school for over 800 children.



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Important Information for Incoming 2017-18 ACE Kindergarten Students

  2017-18 Incoming Kindergarteners, Class of 2030!
Welcome to ACE Kindergarten!  One of your first experiences on this exciting journey is to visit school for a Kindergarten Kick-off appointment.  These sessions will take place on Monday, August 7th from 1:00-6:00 and Tuesday, August 8th from 9:00-2:00.  If you have not received the electronic invitations from SignUpGenius, please contact barbara.morgan@fayette.kyschools
At Kick-off, while your child works with a teacher for about 30 minutes, you will have the opportunity to meet a PTA representative, sign-up for your child's transportation, and possibly complete additional forms!  You should plan to be at ACE for approximately 45-60 minutes.  Please bring the completed copies of the Prior Setting Data and Self-Help Parent Report that you received via mail early in June.  If you do not have these forms, they are attached here.  We try to complete the entire process in about 30 minutes, but we want you to be prepared in the event we experience any delays. 
If you need to change your appointment, simply visit the site again and make your changes. Remember, the appointment is for your child; please enter his/her name when signing up.  If you are not able to find an appointment time that works with your calendar, do not worry as we are allowed several days after school begins to administer the screening. 
We look forward to having a terrific year together!
Joan Ludwig Bieber, Building Assessment Coordinator
Other dates to remember include:
Back-to-School Night is Thurs., August 10th at 6:00- 7:00 for A-K families and 7:30-8:30 for L-Z families.  This is an opportunity to come to school and meet your teacher, drop off school supplies and complete more forms!
Kindergarten Popsicles on the Playground is from 5:30-6:30 on Friday, August 11th. The fabulous ACE PTA sponsors this event for kindergarten students and families to meet and mingle prior to the first day of school. (The rain date is Monday, August 14th from 5:30-6:30.)
The First Day of School is Wednesday, August 16th; school begins at 7:45 and ends at 2:35.  Once you have delivered your child to his/her classroom, you are welcome to stop by the ACE library for our annual Boohoo Breakfast from 7:15-8:00.

*Located just below are two important forms needed for each kindergarten student. Please bring these completed documents with you at your Kindergarten Kick-off appointment.

Prior Data Form and Self Help Form



* Due to current enrollment numbers at Athens-Chilesburg Elementary for the 2017-2018 school year, we will only be able to enroll  Kindergarten students and any siblings that he/she may have.  Fayette County Public Schools request that all others residents of the ACE attendance district enroll at Garrett Morgen Elementary School.

Please visit http://www.fcps.net/schools/elementary/garrett-morgan for  information about Garrett Morgan Elementary.