I have concerns that the academics may be too difficult for my child. What advice can you offer?

We believe that God endows each of us with differing levels of aptitude with respect to different subject areas in the same way that He gives each of us different talents and gifts. Thus, in any given class, some students earn A’s while others may get B’s, C’s or even F’s. Since the goal of education must always be knowledge and wisdom, grades are merely an indicator of student progress and do not represent a student’s intrinsic worth. While we recognize that this approach runs counter to the cultural norm, we recommend that you join us in adopting it. Our curriculum is rigorous because we strongly believe the Lord expects us to strive for excellence in education…and that you as parents expect it as well. This does not mean that we cater to the gifted student. Rather, we aim to reach all levels of learners, whether their performance is above average, average, or below average.

What does an ACA student’s day look like?

School hours are taken up with academic classroom work. This includes mathematics, language arts, Latin, and history. Afternoons are devoted to home-based academic work. ACA’s reading lists are robust and rooted in the classics. Our expectation is that a significant block of time will be committed to reading, homework, and other educational activities at home. Late afternoons and evenings are free for family-based activities and enrichment pursuits. Music lessons, athletics, ballet, scouting, and other such activities may be enjoyed at a more leisurely pace than would otherwise be possible as a result of our condensed day philosophy.

Can an applicant reapply?

Yes, an applicant may reapply the following academic year.