The AACS Upper School program has a strong focus on both academics and character development. Our students also continue their journey to identify and develop their God-given talents and skills. We offer a competitive athletic program, outstanding performing and visual arts, many activities and clubs, and service and travel opportunities
Our academic program is college preparatory. 97% of AACS graduates go on to college and the students' SAT scores are consistently above county, state, and national averages. Students are expected and encouraged to do their best. In addition to the curriculum requirements, each senior is required to complete a Senior Practicum. This is a year-long effort incorporating practical work with local communities and/or organizations in a field of study or interest to the student.
Service to our community and world continues to be a foundation at our Upper School campus. Some of the organizations our Upper School students have served include the Lutheran Mission Society, Annapolis SPCA, Way Homes, Hope for All, Samaritan Women, Heritage Christian Church, the Annapolis Crisis Pregnancy Center, Sarah's House, Sunrise Assisted Living, Harmony House, the JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute, and many missions throughout the world.
Our graduates continue to tell us the the relationships they develop with faculty and friends while at AACS is at the top of their list of what they love about the school. Our faculty and staff care about what students learn as well as who they become, and mentoring is as important as teaching. There are also many opportunities to make friends with a wide variety of student life events.
Upper School Interim Principal Jason Burrell joined Annapolis Area Christian School in 2017 as an Upper School Educational Support Specialist. Prior to arriving at AACS, Mr. Burrell served as the Headmaster at New Life Christian School in Frederick, MD, for 8 years. Mr. Burrell earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and International Studies degree from Western Maryland College and a Master of Science degree in Special Education. He later worked at the Pathways Schools, where he was a Crisis Specialist, teacher, and spent his last 4 years as Principal before becoming the Headmaster at New Life Christian School.