Preparing for the future
A DIFFERENT WAY TO EDUCATE…
ACPA understands that we must educate the “whole” student………..body-mind-and spirit. The progression of culture and knowledge is taught by identifying relationships between subjects by making associations and connections. This integration of ideas creates for the student a truer sense of the relationship of oneself to past, present, and future. It also establishes real knowledge that endures with time and is not forgotten as soon as the grade is recorded.
The Three C’s
ACPA endeavors to help students make these connections by using a 3-tier approach to classroom teaching: Concept (introduce it), Context (frame it), and Connection (apply to real life). We often find that students are used to being spoon-fed answers and lack the ability to critically analyze on their own. The Three C’s approach challenges students to learn, think, and then apply what they know. It is a simple approach that yields great results.
………………….….that’s the ACPA way!
What Academics are Offered?
ACPA offers all the courses necessary to graduate with an advanced high school diploma. We have a higher than state mandated standard for graduation. If a student requires more challenge, Honors and Dual-Credit courses are offered, as well as on-line AP Courses and testing. Most ACPA students graduate with at least some dual-credit courses. ACPA students are expected to complete more credit hours than other programs. Seniors are not allowed to “coast” their senior year, but are instead encouraged to take additional advanced credits to better prepare them for college.
Our School Motto
Partnering with families to create legacies of faith