We have an engaging program for every secondary school student. Our courses intentionally allow students to take their learning to the next level, integrating it with real-world situations, applying it to a potential career, and using it to develop leadership and life skills. Student learning opportunities are continually expanding and improving based on student interest and parent input. Throughout our courses, students are exposed to project-based learning, protocols, and high quality presentation skills. Below is a short list of some of our most popular programs.
We provide opportunities for students seeking academic enrichment and university readiness with several Advanced Placement courses. These courses are administered by the College Board, based in the United States and are widely accepted in Canada. The College Board is the same board that produces the SAT exams for college entrance in the United States.
AP courses are designed to cover the same content and have a similar level of difficulty as typical first year college courses. Because of this, students who take these courses and score reasonably well on College Board administered exams, are granted exemptions from first year courses at many colleges and universities around the world. The requirements for these exemptions vary from institution to institution but the courses themselves are highly recognized in almost all academic circles.
The secondary campus has well-equipped automotive technology facilities where students learn the intricacies of automotive mechanics. The Auto Club also runs out of our shop and provides students with an opportunity to build, maintain and race professional race cars on the Mission Raceway. Our drivers have been very successful at provincial and national championships.
Secondary chapels are an opportunity to worship, celebrate and build community among our students and staff. Chapels are relevant, relational and share something from God’s word. Typically, chapels include worship led by student praise teams, speakers, videos, testimonies, and messages from various school groups. Our chapels are open to parents and friends of the community. For upcoming chapel events, please see the secondary calendar.
Culinary Arts & Nutrition
We offer a complete Home Economics program that includes food studies. As part of the program, students prepare and serve full course meals for a variety of events in our school calendar. Students enrolled in these courses also have the opportunity to periodically prepare and serve meals for our student body.
English Language Learning
An inclusive school seeks to support the learning of students who are learning the English language in their age-peer classes to the greatest extent possible. This goal is achieved through support in the classroom, a pull-out program during the school day to support the classroom curriculum learning, and an after-school program to develop and strengthen English language competencies. READ MORE…
The fine arts curriculum is based on techniques and skills of art making, the history of art, the inter-relatedness of art and culture, and the integration of faith-based expression. This means that a wide variety of mediums are taught and that the historical perspective extends from the earliest of art forms to contemporary expressions by a rich variety of artists and art movements. One of the central themes taught is that art is a gift to us from our very creative God, who has given visual expression to all humanity to enjoy and explore.
Grade 12 Bible Modules
This program is rich in fulfilling our mission. It is an incredible opportunity to engage the mind, nurture the heart, and ultimately, shape God’s world. It has proven to be a great tool to disciple toward faithful, discerning, obedient, and creative servanthood. We are optimistic that this program will encourage our students to commit their whole lives (heart, mind, and soul) to Jesus Christ.
The Bible Modules are part of our grade 12 Bible program and allow students to choose four relevant topics from a long list of offerings. Each module is one month long. Courses offered in the past include topics on marriage, prayer, service, media, Hollywood, devotion, being a man/woman of God, the Gospels, Nicaragua Team, and student leadership. The program ends with each graduate sharing their life story, passions, and future plans to parents and community members in a presentation one evening in June, called “Epic I Am In.”
Students from ACS have traveled to Hawaii, Nicaragua, Paris, Normandy, Quebec, Japan, and California. Trips are always about serving others and learning together. Our Nicaragua team has a long-term relationship with Centro de Fe and students travel to Managua each spring break to further our relationship with our sister school. Travel teams have a chance to share their adventures with the whole student body during chapel.
Learning Support Services
ACS believes that all studen