“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.”
The I Believe campaign has reached a milestone. We’re 72% of the way to our new school — and we need you to help us cross the finish line of our $13.1 M campaign.
With the BEST grant and match, we achieved our Phase I goal of $9.1M on May 1, 2013. It was a watershed moment for our organization: delivered on time, on target, and most importantly en masse, with 650+ community donors working together to make this historic dream a reality.
But the story of the new Aspen Community School has yet to be told. We still have $3.75M to go to make our campus a reality. The BEST grant, which exclusively funds new construction projects, does not cover initiatives such as our:
Phase II (the remaining $3.75M) will cover these vital building blocks and will allow us to fully realize our campus design. Conversely, if we don’t raise the remaining capital, these assets — which ensure a green, sustainable, artistic, and safe future for our students — will be left on the editing room floor.
We want to give the people of the Roaring Fork Valley, people who care about educational excellence in the U.S., and, especially, these students the school they deserve. But we cannot do it without your help. Please join us today.