“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.”
ACS and Compass (the nonprofit that oversees the school) worked for four years to secure the BEST funding. In August 2012, the school was successful in its appeal to receive a grant with a 54% match and an extended match deadline of May 1, 2013. (Match percentages vary by school and most BEST grant matches are due on November 1 of the application year.) We met the match, received the grant, and have given ourselves a timeline of December 31, 2014 to complete the total campaign goal, including BEST monies, of $13.1M. We have $4M to go and continue to actively seek contributions to the campaign so we can fully realize our design.
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