Join us for a summer of soaring possibilities at Jim Shaw's ACE Academy! Our aviation and aeronautics summer camp is designed for students who are passionate about flight or are undecided about their future. Our camp is held at the Forsyth Technical Aviation Lab in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where students will have access to state-of-the-art equipment and experienced instructors.
Throughout the camp, students will delve into the rich history of aviation, explore flight theory, aircraft maintenance and the latest technologies. Our curriculum is designed to provide hands-on learning experiences, where students will have the opportunity to fly drones, work on aircraft model design projects and take field trips to aviation-centric businesses. They will also get the opportunity to fly in an airplane and see firsthand the principles they've learned in action. The best part is that they will get to taxi a plane with an experienced pilot!
Additionally, we believe that financial literacy is an important part of preparing students for a successful future, so we partner with local financial services organizations to provide students with valuable financial literacy education. Our goal is to empower students to aim high and reach their full potential. Enroll now and let us help you take your passion for aviation to new heights!"
On behalf of the Shaw family, it is with a heavy heart that we acknowledge the passing of our CEO and Founder James Shaw, Jr.
Known to many as Coach Shaw, he was a visionary and pillar in his community who was passionate about being a servant leader. A serial entrepreneur, he dedicated his time to giving the youth an outlet to express their talents and worked diligently to expose them to opportunities that would help enhance their future. He founded his AAU basketball program, Georgia Tarheel Sports, in 2002 affording him a platform to connect directly with the younger generation in and around the southeast United States. Coach Shaw had a big heart for the kids and families that he served, lifting many to new heights that would fulfill their dreams to play basketball at the collegiate and professional level.
In 2020, he took ownership of Jim Shaw ACE Academy in his hometown Winston Salem, NC after the passing of his father, James Shaw, Sr. With his innate ability to lead, Jim worked diligently to help students from diverse backgrounds to learn aviation, aeronautics, and financial literacy. He did all this with no prior aviation experience, while simultaneously being a loving father, husband, and dedicated mentor to many people. His contributions have expanded the ACE Academy to new dimensions and it is poised to continue growing and serving generations yet to come.
Coach Shaw’s legacy will live on through his family. To all, it was a privilege and honor to know and love him, and share the time he spent dedicating his life to the service of others. He will forever be missed. He was a remarkable man who made a lasting impression on everyone he came in contact with, and we are committed to continue on with his life’s work. Thank you for your visits, cards, kind words, and support during this difficult time.
“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.”
Jim and Clementine Shaw Founders of Jim Shaw Ace Academy! Gone but never Forgotten