“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.”
What’s this, you ask? We’re laying water pipes — irrigation and domestic water, to be exact — along the school’s driveway easement. We’re collaborating with our neighbors to relocate and resize pipe to meet the future water needs of all on the mesa. It’s one of many projects that lay the groundwork for our new campus.
After eight months of dedicated collaboration, the Design Advisory Group and Studio B | Cuningham are excited to share final school designs with you! Please mark your calendars for the Design Open House on Tuesday, April 22 at 5:30pm in the Central Area. If you’d like a more intimate introduction of the work-in-progress, swing by one of Skye and Virginia’s ongoing Design Office Hours at Compass: mornings from 8:15-10am (April 7 and 16) or afternoon from 2-3:15pm (April 10).
And here’s the exciting result of the Co-Creative Process…drum roll, please…We’ve developed a design of our new school! Please join Skye and Virginia for a cup of coffee and a glimpse of the future. You can check out our architectural model, view renderings of main school from various perspectives, learn about the school’s sustainability initiatives (Did you know we’re targeting LEED Gold certification?), and ask questions. The Design Office Hours in the Compass offices are: Tue 18 Mar, 2 to… Read More »