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Academics

Providing strong academics is obviously important for any school. ACA provides academic excellence through our trained and dedicated staff, who truly have a vested interest in every students' personal, academic and spiritual growth.

An Uncommon Curriculum

What makes us uncommon?

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We do not use a single, standardized curriculum, because we do not take the “one size fits all” approach to education. 


We continually strive to utilize materials that emphasize not just knowledge, but also the application of concepts learned.

Math

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General Math, Pre Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre Calc / Trigonometry, Calculus & Physics. 


Students are assessed and placed according to academic ability.

Science

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M.S. - Earth & Life Science

H.S. - Physical Science, Biology & Chemistry. Several advanced courses are available such as Marine Biology, Astronomy & Physics.

History

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M.S. - World  History & American History

H.S. - Government, U.S. History, European History, Contemporary History

English

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Comprehensive study of grammar, vocabulary and appropriate literary works; including short stories, Shakespeare, novels, British and American Literature.

Foreign Language

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Spanish & French classes are currently available for Middle & High School students who are  academically eligible.

Bible

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In conjunction with their regular Bible class, students participate in weekly chapel services which include worship and a time of teaching from a speaker.

Electives

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Photography, Yearbook, Cooking, Outreach & Missions, American Sign Language & More!

Dual Enrollment

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Dual enrollment with WCCC for an early start on college credits is available to eligible students.

Class curriculum is provided by the following publishers

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Did ACA adopt Common Core standards?

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A: ACA believes in the need for standards in education, however we did not adopt the Common Core Standards for our benchmark. 


At ACA, we hold our standards much higher than where the CCS are set.

Q: Does ACA participate in the PSSA (Keystone) standardized testing?

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A: ACA does not participate in the 

PSSA (Keystone) state exams. 


We utilize the TerraNova testing for bench-marking. These tests are are less stressful than the PSSA tests and consume far less classroom time. 

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