IRS Tax Status
Alamo Area Christian Educators, Inc. has a 509(a)(2) status. As per the tax code we are required to make our annual information return, Form 990 or Form 990-EZ, available for public inspection for three years after the later of the due date of the return or the date the return is filed. We are also required to make available for public inspection the exemption application, and supporting documents, and the exemption letter. Copies of these documents are also required to be provided to any individual upon written or in person request without charge other than reasonable fees for copying and postage.
We are excited about what God is doing for this ministry and with our students. Because teachers and leaders will integrate Christian beliefs into the lessons as they deem appropriate, please be aware of the statement of faith we follow at AACE, Inc. We are happy to minister to students of any faith and sincerely hope that anyone who has not yet received Christ will see His love lived out each week during "Friday School." "We believe that the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the Word of God: that they are inerrant in the original writings: and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and practice." (Luke 24:27, 44; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21; 2 Peter 3:15b-16) “We believe the primary responsibility of training a child in the way he/she should go falls upon the parents (a union consisting of one man and one woman joined in marriage) and is not the responsibility of the community, the church, or the school.” (Matthew 19:4-5; Genesis 2:24; Proverbs 22:6; Ephesians 6:4) “We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and in the importance of iron sharpening iron in order to build up, edify, challenge and hold accountable those that call themselves believers.” (Proverbs 27:17; Romans 14:19; Ephesians 4:12; Matthew 18:15-16)
What is AACE, Inc.? Affectionately known as “Friday School,” Alamo Area Christian Educators, Inc. is an organization comprised of parent volunteers who coordinate with our tutors for tutoring sessions on a weekly basis. These volunteers coordinate the facilities for our families, the tutors, and the church (for which we are a ministry). In order to register with tutors for classes, you must first register with AACE, Inc. as the umbrella organization for our tutors. Because we are a volunteer-led organization, parental volunteer time, parent orientation class, and registration with AACE, Inc. are mandatory.
AACE, Inc. is not a school or a co-op. We are an organization of parent volunteers who coordinate with our teachers for tutoring sessions on a weekly basis. The sessions are in addition to your home schooling, not a substitute for parent-led instruction. While many teachers have courses that require weeklong schoolwork, it is your responsibility as the home school parent to oversee your child's education and to ensure that the work is completed prior to class on Friday. All policies regarding attendance, tardiness, and grades are dependent upon the individual teacher. There are no formal grades or transcripts issued from AACE, Inc. While AACE is not a co-op (an autonomous association of persons who voluntarily cooperate for their mutual, social, economic, and cultural benefits) in which each member is part of the decision-making and policy-producing procedure, we are interested in what you have to say. Our goal is to be on the cutting edge of technology while maintaining the “comforts of home” in our homeschooling environment. So if you observe an area that requires attention, please do not hesitate to bring it to our attention. We do ask however that you follow a few easy steps to make sure your voice is heard. Please DO NOT call individual members of the Administrative Team or The Board with your suggestions, constructive criticism, or complaints. The Board will address only issues brought to our attention in writing (via email or USPS) for discussion and action. No individual member of either The Administrative Team or The Board is at liberty to make decisions on his/her own, so please be respectful and do not place any person in leadership in an awkward position by asking him/her to make a decision on an issue that has not been brought before The Board. Because we want to honor Christ in all that we say and do within the AACE, Inc. spectrum, we would ask that you refer to the guidelines laid out in Matthew 18:15-17 as it concerns issues within Friday School, and go directly to “the brother who has sinned against you” first to address any situation which may arise due to a disagreement. Only after an unsuccessful personal attempt has been made, you may then contact a member of our Administrative Team or the board members. “Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.’ 17 And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector.” Thank you for helping the volunteers who keep AACE, Inc. running smoothly focused on the main objectives instead of getting side tracked by frivolous accusations, time-consuming complaints, and divisive generalizations. Together we can make Friday School the best that it can be!