“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.”
Insulating and hanging drywall in the Dorm. Trenching new natural gas service line. Roughing-in the Dorm fire alarm, sprinkler system and PV. Installing radiant heat in the K-8 building. Pouring slab-on-grade concrete for the K-8. Ongoing: Design review of the FF&E (furniture, fixtures and equipment) Design of Music + Science learning center LEED Gold application process Fundraising ($3,705,123 to go by December 31; $9.38M completed).
K-8 building perimeter foundation was completed. The State issued final building permit. The design of the old school (new music building) kicked off with a DAG meeting. Century Link (finally) moved a proprietary pedestal, allowing for foundation excavation of the gym to begin.
Sub-slab utility installation for the K-8 building commenced. Gym foundation excavation began. Dorm fire alarm, fire sprinkler and PV rough-in were installed. Work on the new water main, from the well to the water farm, got underway.