We are scholars, artists, athletes, and followers of Christ.
The AACS Upper School program has a strong focus on both academics and character development. Our students find support and fellowship as they pursue their personal journey to identify and develop their God-given talents. Through our competitive athletic program, outstanding performing and visual arts, many activities and clubs, and service and travel opportunities, students can explore their interests while building and honing their skills and knowledge.
Christ is our foundation, our starting point, and for whom we do everything. Knowing students come to high school at different points in their walk with God, our staff and faculty are ready to meet them where they are, prepared to offer their time, and available to serve as mentors to our whole student body. Our students are provided the opportunity to grow in their faith through classroom discussions, in the fellowship of chapel, or as part of a team, group, or club with the guidance of Christian coaches and staff.
The AACS educational goals describe characteristics that we believe will enable, equip, and inspire our graduates to do their best, seek truth, serve others, and do their part in stewarding all of creation. AACS faculty work together towards these educational goals for our students. We want our graduates to leave AACS as engaged and active learners, growing believers, responsible stewards, compassionate neighbors, and effective communicators. These are the markings of the excellent college preparatory Christian education that students experience.
We seek to discover and honor God-given gifts, talents, and challenges while providing an excellent education and a firm foundation in which students can flourish in the community as they co-labor with their peers. A goal of the AACS Educational Support Program is the partnership, collaboration, and communication between teachers, students, and parents/guardians in order to facilitate the inclusion of all learners within our school community.
Students have an array of options. They can explore their interests and choose to immerse themselves in a dynamic fine arts program, or the co-curricular STEM options, from the Legal Eagles Mock Trial Club to clubs that support diversity, and 12 girls' and 11 boys' sports teams. There is rarely a quiet moment on campus with popular annual school events throughout the year including Homecoming, Powder-Puff Football, Walk-the-Walk giving day, Prom, and so much more.