Once per week we take time to pause from our school work and join together in worship in our weekly Chapel services. It is a time for students to pray, learn, worship and grow in their personal walk with Jesus Christ. Students enjoy age appropriate lessons while listening to teachers, outside speakers, and their peers.
From Bible studies to mentor groups and more, AACS students also have many opportunities to join small groups. Students can build relationships with peers and faculty while having the opportunity to ask questions, dialogue, and connect at a more personal level. Relationships formed in small groups form a strong fabric within the school and are a source of encouragement and accountability.
Lower School students attend Chapel every Wednesday morning where they enjoy worshiping through prayer, singing, praise, and scripture. Lessons presented are both fun and meaningful.
Lower School students also have small group opportunities including Disciple Groups, a Ministry Club, and Bible studies. Disciple Groups work to extend and better understand the teaching in chapel as well as to participate together in service projects. The Ministry Club is a group of students who meet periodically to work in our building or out in the community. Girls Bible Study is for girls in grades 4 and 5. They meet periodically after school to work through a devotional together with teacher volunteers. They have fun, fellowship, and together learn how to better live a life that is honoring to God. Other small groups can be formed to meet the time and interests of our community.
In addition to student small groups, many of our parents join the parenting book club or occasional Bible studies and attend while their children are in school.
Middle School students also attend Chapel every Thursday morning. Classes are given the opportunity to plan and produce chapels for their own grade level. They can create skits or songs or presentations to help teach the Chapel lesson. Students can also take Chapel Band and play each week for their peers.
A variety of engaging speakers come in to talk to our students and our own faculty share stories and experiences as well.
At the Middle School we have small groups that are gender specific, with each grade level represented. They are known as CGI groups (Community, Growth, Impact). These groups meet to discuss lessons learned in Chapel, to do occasional service projects, and to have a monthly lunch together. Additionally, we have a father/son Bible study and a girls Bible study that meets weekly. Book clubs, prayer groups, and Bible studies are also occasionally coordinated by our parents.
Upper School students attend Chapel every Wednesday morning. Each year there is an annual Chapel theme and each week there are different speakers who share their stories and life lessons.
The Chapel Band opens every service with worship songs and prayer.
All Upper School students are assigned to a mentor group. There are mentor groups made up of students in grades 9-11, and separate mentor groups for seniors. The mentor groups are each led by a faculty or staff member, meet weekly to discuss the lessons learned in Chapel and how to apply those lessons to their lives. Senior mentor groups also discuss progress on their Senior Practicum.
The Upper School also offers students a variety of opportunities to participate in prayer groups and Bible studies. Parents also have the opportunity to form Bible studies and prayer groups.
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2-Hour Delay Friday, January 18, 2019
To allow additional time for travel and for our facilities team to clear any ice/snow that formed overnight, Annapolis Area Chrisitan School is opening two hours late today, Friday, January 18, 2019.
Although there is no classroom instruction for students K-12, faculty and staff are working and several clubs and athletic-team meetings and practices are scheduled today.
Inclement Weather Delays US Exams and K-12 Electronic Report Card Release
Due to the inclement weather that caused AACS to close on Monday, January 14, the Upper School first-semester exam schedule will not finish until Tuesday, January 22. All electronic second-quarter report cards for grades kindergarten through 12 will be available for review on Veracross by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 28.
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS Thursday and Friday, January 17 and 18
NO SCHOOL Monday, January 21, MLK, Jr., Holiday
Tuesday, January 22:
Upper School First Semester Final Exams Periods 7 and 8
Upper School Exam Schedule Notes
First exam: 8:15—10:00 am (Extended Time Students: 7:45-10:15 am)
Second exam: 10:45—12:30 pm (Extended Time Students: 10:45—1:15 pm)
There is no SAGE lunch service on January 22. Please arrange transportation for your Upper School student following his/her last exam on Tuesday. Students who must stay after exams conclude are encouraged to bring a bag lunch and will be supervised until bus pick-up at 3:15/3:45 p.m.