Educational Support & Enrichment
Annapolis Area Christian School (AACS) engages students in an education of excellence, enabling them to impact the world through a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. In support of our mission, we are dedicated to serving the needs of our families. Our Christ-centered approach to education includes our Educational Support Program. One of our core principles - developing the whole child – means that we believe that God has created each child in his own image with diverse gifts and talents. We affirm that all individuals are necessary in order for community to be complete; therefore, each child, bearing gifts and encountering challenges, is needed in the body.
We desire to help students grow spiritually, academically, socially and emotionally. Because of this, we celebrate diversity and are committed to serving our families by providing support for students with learning differences in order to help them meet their individual goals. 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 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 inclusion of all learners within our school community. Through a multi-tiered system of supports, our faculty and staff get to know student strengths and needs. A variety of assessments including classroom based evaluations, informal observations/ screening tools and parent input are used in order to better understand students so that learning needs may be met.
If support is needed, it can be provided through intervention within the general education classroom. It may also be provided in small groups or in one-on-one sessions with Educational Support Team members. There are times that evaluations are requested in order to get to know student needs more excellently. (Some of these services are fee-based). Through this process, students identify their unique strengths and weaknesses and are enabled to impact our world by carrying on the work of reconciliation and restoration (1 Peter 4:10-11).