Accelerated Elementary and Secondary Schools (AESS) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation.AESS’s general operations are overseen by its Governing Board, and daily activities are directed by its Chief Executive Officer. AESS serves as the Local Educational Agency (LEA) and holds a charter contract with the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools, signed May 4, 1998. Within AESS’s charter contract umbrella is Accelerated Learning Laboratory (ALL) which includes Accelerated Learning Laboratory Secondary School (high school and middle school, grades 12-6), and Accelerated Learning Laboratory Elementary School (grades K-5). Accelerated Learning LaboratoryPreschool is located on the same campus as ALL. However the preschool is a private, for profit entity.