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  • 2019-20 Registration; Monday, July 29 - Monday, August 5 from 8:30 - 12:00
  • First Day of Classes; Wednesday, August 7th

Message from the Principal

Have you heard of the “summer slide”? Unfortunately, it’s not the fun kind of slide you’ll find at a water park or playground. This slide is different. It’s a slide that no mom wants her child to ride.

The summer slide is a decline in reading ability and other academic skills that can occur over the summer months when school isn’t in session.

Numerous studies show that kids who don’t read during summer vacation actually slip in reading ability by the time autumn rolls around.

But as parents, we don’t need studies to tell us this, do we? It’s evident in all sorts of situations. For example, if your child plays the violin but stops practicing for three months, his skills will decline more than the skills of a child who continued to practice and play the violin over the summer, right? So what can we do to avoid this common problem?

Here’s the secret to preventing the summer slide: Keep learning all summer long. (Now, don’t panic, I’m not talking about year-round schooling, although for some homeschool families, year-round schooling may be a good solution.)

I’m talking about consciously striving to provide learning opportunities throughout the summer to keep kids’ academic skills sharp.

Summer Home Learning Activities



There will be a lot of activity on campus during this time as we complete routine maintenance and campus improvement projects. With workers and heavy equipment present we want to reduce any risk to families and children. The school will therefore be closed for all business from June 17th to July 17th. It is important for all families to conclude all business, including payments and any special requests prior to June 14.

The ACS office re-opens on July 18th.

School Supply Lists for 2019-20 (linked here)


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