Warrior Week: A Unique Annapolis Tradition

Warrior Week is a unique and fun Annapolis tradition that celebrates what it means to be a Warrior. Though traditions like Warrior Week are fun and lighthearted, there is a serious intent behind them: the cultivation of a spirit of courage and conviction that will ennoble the souls of our students and form them into virtuous young men and women capable of leadership. We hope you enjoy this highlight video of the 2014 Warrior Week.

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Parent Academy: The Key to Cultivating a Community of Learning

Parents are the most vital constituency in any Christian school. They entrust their children to teachers and administrators during the formative years; they pay tuitions that underwrite a school’s existence; they volunteer their time, talents, and treasure to provide needed support for a school’s operations. While schools exist in part to serve the needs of children, a serious case can be made that a Christian school’s primary reason for existence is to serve the needs of parents.

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2015 ACA Convocation Address

Welcome back Warriors!  It’s good to see so many new and returning faces. I hope you had a wonderful summer and are rested up for all the great things in store for this new year.  I am super excited to have students back on campus. It’s been WAY too quiet on campus over the summer.  Honestly it felt kind of weird and sad, like being in a church on Tuesday.

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New Parent Orientation

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New Parent Orientation

Thursday, August 6th 6 pm

New parents have the opportunity to get all their first day, first week and first year questions answered at this brief and informative meeting. We will meet in the cafeteria at 6 pm and walk you through how the first day of school will go, what the first convocation is all about and where you need to put all those school supplies. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about our school. RSVP below.

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Annapolis Welcomes New Guidance Counselor

Annapolis is proud to welcome the newest member of the team, Mrs. Joanne Bielecki, who has been hired to oversee Annapolis’ 7th – 12th Grade guidance programs.  JoAnne was born and raised in New Britain, CT and attended the University of Connecticut. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Hospital and obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Louisiana State University in 2004. Since then, JoAnne has worked as a caseworker for ten years and as a school psychologist for an additional two.

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Senior Spotlight: Melissa Wilmot, 2015 ACA Valedictorian

Corpus Christi, Texas, is not Aiea, Hawaii. It’s a fact not lost on those of us who live here, and it was certainly not lost on thirteen year old Melissa Wilmot when her family received orders from Honolulu to her parents’ native Texas. A new climate, a new school, and a new (school) requirement for closed-toed shoes were not welcome adjustments to Melissa’s eighth grade year.  Five years later, graduating as valedictorian of ACA’s Class of 2015, Melissa has clearly navigated those changes successfully. Through volleyball, basketball, track, painting, drawing, and writing, Melissa has contributed her time, her talents, and her humor to the ACA community.

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Common Objections to Christian Classical Education: A Response

Though the philosophy and practice of Christian Classical education stretches back thousands of years in Western Civilization,  it’s recovery in America began as an obscure, grassroots movement  of private schools in the 1980’s.  Since then, it has become one of the most powerful international educational reform movements in decades.   In our culture of secular-progressive, mass public education, Christian Classical education is not “mainstream” and the educational establishment often feels deeply threatened by it.  Here, then, is my response to seven of the most common objections to Christian Classical education put forward by mainstream educational pundits.

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