The Academy of Scientific Exploration provides a relevant, rigorous, high-quality, standards-based curriculum with an emphasis in mathematics, science, and technology. Students complete a college prep curriculum that fulfills A-G requirements and features community service and project-based learning strategies. To ensure equitable access, students participate in enrichment, intervention and test preparation programs based on individual need determined by multiple data-driven assessments. A character-focused curriculum is embedded throughout the educational experience, and students demonstrate leadership through activities based in collaboration, team building, advocacy, mentorship, community outreach and service. ASE empowers all stakeholders -- parents, teachers, students, administrators, and the community -- to play a vital role in the development of student education, character, and leadership skills.