“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.”
Absolutely! We are dedicated to taking full advantage of the viable sources of renewable energy on our property. Currently, the best and most cost effective source is solar energy.
But first, it is important to begin with a highly efficient building design that minimizes the need to turn on lights, cooling or heating any more than necessary. Current energy modeling estimates the new K-8 and Gym/Community Hall buildings at approximately 62% savings over the national average for school buildings, or a 38% reduction in energy usage over the baseline design required by national energy standards.
This combination of renewable energy and energy efficiency will help us meet our LEED Gold certification goal and our target for the Carbon Neutral 2030 Challenge.
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