New Hanover County Schools




Advisory Council for Exceptional Students

Book Character Day Costumes at Ogden Elementary with SDA Teacher and Student

ACES is comprised of a Board member, the Director of Special Education, school personnel, parents and community members.

The following are the responsibilities of ACES (Advisory Council for Exceptional Students): study the school offerings in-depth to determine the degree to which schools are serving children with special needs; make recommendations for needed improvements to the New Hanover County Board of Education; and serve as an avenue of public sentiment for improvement in special needs education.

The council meets once a month during the traditional school year. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will take place via Google Meet.  Attendance at these meetings is necessary to be a part of the council. If you are interested in receiving more information regarding these meetings, please email

Advisory Council for Exceptional Students

Advisory Council for Exceptional Students Board Member:
Melissa Mason