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Alumni Update, Megan Griffith '13

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:46 PM
Megan Elizabeth Griffith ’13 is currently living in Los Angeles, California pursuing her dream as a singer, musician and songwriter. A multi-faceted instrumentalist and composer of the piano and guitar, Megan’s sound is described as “Katy Perry meets Adele.” Her debut single and music video, Closer to You, is set to release in Spring 2014.

Megan Elizabeth, founder of the #BeKind No Bully Zone Campaign will be introducing the campaign and performing live on Monday, March 17, 2014 in D.C. at Starbucks (1401 New York Ave. NW), hosted by Radio/TV Personality Jeannie Jones. Please visit www.OfficialMeganElizabeth.com for more information.

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Upper School Choirs on Tour in Atlanta

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:47 PM
The auditioned choirs from the Upper School Choral Program went on tour to Atlanta. Read about their time here!
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AACS Students Perform with MD All State Chorus

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:47 PM
Congratulations to our chorus members who participated in the Maryland All-State Music Festival. Click to read about it here.
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Into the Woods

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:47 PM
The Upper School Drama Club presents its spring musical, INTO THE WOODS, on 3/7, 3/12, 3/13, and 3/14 at 7:00 pm. (The performance originally scheduled for 3/6 has been rescheduled to 3/12.) Click for more details!
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Christmas Choral Concert: Festival Of Nine Lessons & Carols

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:47 PM
This Christmas season you don't want to miss our Christmas Choral Concert on December 12th & 13th. Click for details!
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Intellectual Art From Our 5th Graders

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:47 PM
After reading their novels, the 3rd-5th graders do a project called "Intellectual Art." Click to read more and see pictures!
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Taking Steps to Impact the World for Jesus Christ

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:49 PM
Update on Our International Student Program.
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AACS Expanding to Fourth Location

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:49 PM
AACS is opening a 4th location in the fall of 2015. A new Lower School near Severn is in the works.
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AACS Opening New Lower School Near Upper School Campus in Severn

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:49 PM
AACS is opening our 4th location in the fall of 2015. A new Lower School near Severn is in the works.
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AACS GOALS

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:49 PM
Please take a moment to review the AACS goals.
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The Love of God is Magnificent!

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:49 PM
How do we know what love is? The author of 1 John writes about this. Read this story of how God's love has blessed an AACS family.
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AACS Storytellers

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:49 PM
Would you like to help tell the AACS Story? This is a fun volunteer opportunity for our parents who like to tell stories and take pictures. Here's how to get involved with our new AACS Storytelling Ministry!
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AACS College Fair Coming Soon!

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:49 PM
Click here for details.
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AACS Senior Is National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:49 PM
To be 1 of the 1.4 million National Merit program entrants is a "Big Deal"!
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AACS Celebrates Four Recognized by National Merit Scholarship Corporation

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:49 PM
Congratulations National Merit Scholarship Commended Students Bethany Laible, Caleb Robertson, Abigail Schaeffer as well as "Outstanding Participant" Loretta Grant!
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US Students: FREE SAT Prep Now Available

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:49 PM
More than 100 lessons, 60 quizzes and a full-length SAT practice exam are now available to all Upper School students, thanks to generous donations at this year's Spring Spectacular. Summer is a great opportunity to prepare!
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Outstanding Student Achievers

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:50 PM

   
Outstanding Student Achievers
Posted 03/05/2015 11:30AM

The The Capital Gazette held their annual Outstanding Student Achievers breakfast on Wednesday morning, March 4th. Three AACS students were among the 63 honorees. Principal McCollum along with Amanda Fusting, Kaitlyn McCollum, Daryus Vaughan, and their parents were in attendance. This event was organized by the newspaper to celebrate student achievement for students in their junior year of high school. Honorees were chosen for scholastic achievement, exceptional success in visual or performing arts, and/or outstanding citizenship within the school and its surrounding community.


Principal McCollum gave us a close look into why each of these students were selected to be honored at the Capital Gazette Outstanding Student Achievers.


Amanda Fusting can certainly be counted among one of our outstanding junior students. Academically, she is among one of our best students, consistently making the Principal's Honor Roll while taking honors and AP classes, and is a member of the National Honor Society. Amanda has represented her class each year as a member of Student Council and represented our school at the HOBY leadership conference last summer. She is a valued member of our top two auditioned choirs and was selected for the all-state women's choir. Amanda was also a member of the dance ensemble in both of our last two spring musical productions. Her talents go beyond the performing arts to athletics where Amanda has been a part of our field hockey and lacrosse teams. In addition to all of that, Amanda is a regular volunteer at her church serving as a Sunday school teacher for preschoolers. She is a young lady of many talents and passions!


Kaitlyn McCollum is a truly outstanding academic achiever who also contributes to the school community in a number of ways. Kaitlyn joined our school at the start of 10th grade after spending 5th-9th grade at a school in Bogotá, Colombia, where she became fluent in Spanish and developed a heart for serving others. In her short time at AACS, she has certainly made an impact. She is an honors and AP student who has made the Principal's Honor Roll every quarter and was selected for the National Honor Society. While maintaining excellence academically, Kaitlyn has been involved with the volleyball team, Jazz Band, one of our auditioned choirs, Worship Band, and had a part in last year's spring musical, "Singin' in the Rain." This year she has joined our nationally ranked Robotics Team and is serving on the Upper School's Honor Council. She also helps to lead our school's chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Kaitlyn traveled to the Dominican Republic as part of a short-term service trip in February 2014 and is a member of another student team that will travel to Colombia, South America, to serve in June 2015. Kaitlyn is a well-rounded student of impeccable character who loves learning and she is certainly worthy of recognition!


Daryus Vaughan is an outstanding member of our school community who is highly regarded by his peers as well as the faculty and staff of the Upper School. He is a natural encourager who is fondly referred to as "Pastor Daryus" by his classmates. As an example, early in the school year he was observed demonstrating the kindheartedness that we have come to expect from Daryus. He saw a student in the lunchroom sitting by himself and asked the principal about the student. The principal explained that the student had just come to the school in the last few days and that he was not much of a talker. Undeterred, Daryus picked up his lunch and sat down with the student to engage him in conversation. Shortly thereafter another student joined them for a little bit. Daryus even got this new, very withdrawn student to smile! Daryus challenges himself academically in honors and AP classes while also being involved with Student Council and has been a member of the basketball team. He also helps to lead our school's chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Daryus is a member of a student team that will travel to Colombia, South America, to serve on a short-term mission trip in June 2015. He is a valued member of our community and a student worthy of recognition!


Congratulations Amanda, Kaitlyn, and Daryus!

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AACS Student Places 2nd In Anne Arundel County Spelling Bee

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:50 PM
Congratulations to 8th grader Alyssa Hall for finishing second in the 2015 Anne Arundel County Spelling Bee!
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Why I Am Proud To Be An American.

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:50 PM
8th grade essays to be entered in the American Essay Contest! Written by Grace Williamson.
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Upper School Students Visit To The Netherlands!

Posted On: 10/25/2016 4:50 PM
In early June, AACS teachers Nick Cherone and Anne Hartman travelled with AACS students to meet their host families and explore one of the most wonderful countries in Europe, the Netherlands.
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