Principal's Message

Hello fellow Phoenix!

I am Dr. Erin Vacchio, and I am so excited to be the new principal for Acceleration East High School. I am a UCF Knight through and through and have earned three degrees from there. I have been with OCPS since 2009 when I started as a biology teacher and have been an assistant principal at both East River and Winter Park High School. I have also served as the Director of Student Services for high school academics and I am so excited to be with the great students, families, and community of Acceleration East.

This year we will work hard to maintain the culture and student-centered focus at Acceleration East while building new traditions and a stronger sense of community for our students. For our current and future students, we are committed to providing you with an inclusive, supportive and tailored education to meet your postsecondary goals.  For our parents, we will work tirelessly for your children to ensure a safe, wholesome and caring approach to their education.  We will continue to work with our many partners to provide students the opportunity to participate in relevant coursework, dual enrollment opportunities through Orange Technical College, Valencia College, University of Central Florida, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University or the University of Florida.

This is an exciting time to be a Phoenix.  We are all truly excited for what 2022-23 will bring.  I encourage all students, families and community partners to get involved in your school.  If you can volunteer for the day, an hour or provide a service, we can use your support.  Students, be involved in your school; be a role model for those coming behind you and take advantage of all that your school can provide.  If I can ever be of service, please don’t hesitate to contact me. 

#AbovethErest #AccelerationEast #AEHS


To ensure every student has a promising and successful future


With the support of families and the community, we create enriching and diverse pathways to lead our students to success

Erin Vacchio
Proud Principal
Acceleration East High School

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