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SPAEC started as a seed in the mind of the late Doug Yeo our Superintendent of schools in the school year of 1996-1997.  The school started out with only a handful of students and one teacher.  Over the years our student enrollment has grown substantially.  SPAEC provides service, support and instruction with a new direction in education.



In cooperation with parents and community, SPAEC provides for the development of responsible, productive and learned citizens while respecting cultural, linguistic and religious diversity.




  • All students have a right to an education.

  • Learning is an individual and unique process that accommodates individual learning styles through differentiated instructing.

  • Learning is a life long process.

  • Parents are the primary educators with support from the school and the community.

  • Individuals learn best in a safe, supportive and caring environment.

  • All educational decisions are made in the best interests of the student.

  • All individuals have the right and responsibility to maximize their potential.



  • ​Honesty, integrity, openness and fairness in all decisions and actions that affect the school system.

  • Respect for the uniqueness of all individuals.

  • The pursuit of excellence while endeavoring to maintain a high level of achievement consistent with abilities. 

  • Cooperation in building and maintaining partnerships through a collaborative approach.

  • The sense of pride and ownership in the growth of our education system.

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