“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 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.”
As has been previously noted, after we earned the BEST grant, we also received guidance from the State on best practices in our selection process for the design team. One of BEST’s key recommendations was that the school specifically not limit its selection in any way, such as criteria for how local the candidates were or what relationship they might have to the school. Rather, BEST places a priority on finding the ideal fit and qualifications for our project, regardless of provenance or connection. We embrace this philosophy, at the same time as we believe in supporting the local economy and talent pool. We are currently developing guidelines for construction hiring that will further address these issues.
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