“This may be the most important thing we do for public education in our lifetimes.”
“I believe a school should be fun and rigorous in equal measure. Too rigorous and it won’t be fun. Too fun and you’ll never learn to spell rigorous.”
“I believe in myself.”
“I believe that with perseverance and a positive attitude anything is possible.”
“I believe I wouldn’t be the person I am today if it weren’t for this school.”
“I believe I have the confidence to stretch myself and not settle for what feels okay, but to question and seek different answers.”
“I believe an education at ACS is like a best friend. It walks with you, hand in hand, as the lessons of life unfold. It teaches you the art of thinking and discovery. It empowers you to be true to yourself, and it lasts a lifetime.”
“I believe that if I reach a high level of self-knowledge and inner peace, I can help to make the world just a little bit better.”
“I believe in learning through experience. I believe in exploration. I believe in science and art. In music. Outdoor education. Indoor education. Creativity. Adventure. Family. Beauty. Messiness. Curiosity. I believe in learning, always.”
“I believe in true love. In mystery. In adventure, and taking risks. I believe in people. I believe in being informed and making good decisions. In democracy, and using your voice. I believe in myself.”
Waited, waited, waited (not so patiently) for our delayed building permits to come through from the State and County. Silt fencing and other stormwater measures installed to define the boundaries of the construction site and to protect existing campus features (see above). Design Team continued working on LEED submittal requirements and began schematic design of future Music Building, as well as furniture, fixtures and equipment for K-8 Building. Remaining subcontractor proposals received from trades.
Begin remodeling the dorm for its conversion to four employee housing units. Execute major telecom move for the campus, transferring the guts of telephone and computer systems from the old gym to current music building Demolition of the gym, clearing the site for the new K-8 building Fundraising: $3.9M to go ($9.2 complete)
On June 3, ACS celebrated the ceremonial groundbreaking of its new K-8 building and gym. The day after graduation, teachers initiated an all-out effort to move out of the old gym — which also houses two classrooms, outdoor ed gear storage and the school’s telecom systems — in preparation for demolition. A temporary construction HQ was set up in the dorm while the arrival of the construction trailer awaits next week.