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ACE is Jordan High School's Advanced Manufacturing, Construction & Engineering Pathway. We prepare students with a variety of skills that may be learned in our manufacturing labs while using the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum and collaborations with our industry partners, peers, and staff. Students gain critical knowledge though classroom instruction, hands-on training, and community experiences throughout their high school years at Jordan.  ACE offers several opportunities for students to earn college credits from Long Beach City College, based on the articulation agreements between LBCC and LBUSD. 

entrance criteria

No minimum requirements are required. All interested students may apply

Students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 may apply as an the Accelerated Scholar.  These students will be placed in Accelerated Math and English courses.

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This Pathway does not require AP Courses, but AP Courses are available where indicated

Pathway Courses indicated in bold

PLTW = Project Lead the Way

Grade 9

  • Introduction to Design: Project Lead The Way (PLTW)
  • English 1-2 or 1-2 Accel
  • Algebra 1or Geometry
  • Biology of the Living Earth
  • Spanish 1-2
  • PE or Sport 
  • Visual and Performing Arts Elective

Grade 10

  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing (PLTW)
  • English 3-4 or 3-4 Accel
  • Geometry 1-2 or Algebra 2
  • Physics of the Universe
  • Modern World History*
  • Spanish 3-4
  • PE or Sport                                                                                                                             

Grade 11

  • Civil Engineering and Architecture (PLTW) or Principles of Engineering (PLTW)
  • English 5-6*
  • Algebra 2 or  Pre-Calculus
  • AP Physics 
  • US History*
  • Spanish 5-6, Science  or other Academic* Elective 
  • Academic* or Athletic Elective

Grade 12

  • Engineering Design & Development (PLTW)
  • CSU Expository Reading and Writing Composition or English Language*
  • Pre-Calculus,  Calculus AB*
  • Government/Economics*
  • Academic* or Athletic Elective 

*There is an AP Course offered in this subject area

Course of Study is subject to change at the discretion of the district.

Work-Based Learning

  • Guest speakers from University Technical Institute
  • Tour of LBCC Manufacturing Lab
  • Plant Tour of Reborn Cabinets
  • Guest speakers from HDR Engineering
  • Students create a professional resume, learn interview techniques, and participate in a mock interview with industry professionals
  • Build solar race cars 
  • Femineers Club in association with Cal Poly Pomona
  • Women in Green Careers workshop
  • Harbor Tours with POLB
  • Vikings Day at the Maritime Center at LBCC
  • Senior Projects judged by Advisory Board members

Industry Partners 

  • Port of Long Beach
  • HDR Engineering 
  • Healthy Active Streets
  • Reborn Cabinets 
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)



Recognized for offering Project Lead the Way courses. To learn more, click here.

For more information

For more information about ACE, contact Valerie Gonzalez, Pathway Coordinator:

(562) 423-1472