ACE COALITIONS

Northwest Region
Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Gadsden, Liberty, Leon, Wakulla, Franklin, Jefferson
North Central
Madison, Taylor, Hamilton, Suwannee, Lafayette, Dixie, Columbia, Gilchrist, Levy, Baker, Union, Bradford, Alachua, Marion
Northeast Region
Nassau, Duval, Clay, Putnam, St. Johns, Flagler, Volusia
Central West Region
Citrus, Sumter, Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk, Manatee, Sarasota, Hardee, Desoto
Central East Region
Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Brevard, Indian River, Saint Lucie, Okeechobee, Highlands
Southwest Region
Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Hendry, Glades
Southeast Region
Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe


MISSION

To improve, enhance, and promote arts education in Florida.


VISION

For every child in every school to have a well-rounded education that includes a comprehensive, sequential, high-quality program of arts instruction; and for all Florida communities to have broad-based cultural programs available to support lifelong learning in and through the arts.
Our Mission and Vision is based on the premise that the arts:
  • are basic to a complete education
  • are essential to the vitality and quality of life in schools and communities
  • address both cultural inclusiveness and diversity
  • are powerful in the education of students with special needs and
  • have a positive impact on student achievement.
The ACE Coalitions are area partnerships who advocate for arts education in our schools and other learning environments for students in early learning (ages 0-5), in public/private/charter schools (grades K-12), and lifelong learning in schools and communities. Partnership begin at the county level, usually paring a school district representative with a representative from the community who is a vocal advocate for arts education. These counties are then group by regional coalitions, who will appoint one school leaders and one community leader to represent them to the state ACE Coalition meetings twice per year. These meetings will focus on the state of arts education in the Fall (at the FAAE Annual Leadership Summit) and share successes and future planning for the next coming school year in the Spring.