board & Committees
Board members are ACS parents or grandparents who subscribe to our Statement of Faith and wish to serve by giving direction to the policies that govern the school. The Board is responsible for hiring the Superintendent and approving the school's policies, vision, values, and strategic plan. They receive and respond to reports from each of the school's standing committees. Each committee has at least one board member who acts as the liaison between the committee and the board. The Superintendent is an ex-officio member of all committees and charged with managing the day to day operations of the school. The Board meets on the third Thursday of each month and reviews reports from the superintendent and all committees. See "Who to Call" on the Connections Page for directions on how and when to contact the Board.
The Athletic Committee works with the Athletic Director to give direction to the many sports programs at ACS. They help to raise funds to pay for uniforms, gym rentals, and referees, and they work with the AD to revise policies and procedures to ensure that we have the best sports program possible.
The Development Committee is responsible for recruitment and retention of students as well as raising funds through a variety of means to support the school. They connect with parents, grandparents, staff, and donors to encourage ongoing prayer support as well as pledges and donations that are used to provide for tuition assistance, capital expansion, and the ongoing operational needs of the school. They oversee all major marketing and fundraising events.
Each year the Education Committee reviews two or three areas of the curriculum to ensure that we continue to provide the best possible program of instruction. They consider the changing state and national standards, review textbooks from Christian and secular publishers, and make recommendations to the Superintendent regarding any needed changes.
The Facilities Committee oversees the maintenance of and ongoing improvements to the school building and grounds. They review the current facilities for safety, appearance, and functionality. They seek out vendors, contractors, and volunteers with the expertise needed to maintain and improve the facilities. They organize several work bees each year during which parents and teens work side by side to make needed improvements.
The Finance Committee is responsible for setting the budget and monitoring income and expenditures throughout the year. They recommend financial policies and procedures to the Board to ensure the long-term sustainability of the school. They review the key elements of the budget (including tuition, fees, salaries, and other expenses) and make recommendations as needed. They present a monthly report to the board that indicates year-to-date income and expenses.
The Missions Committee works with students and teachers to develop age appropriate trips for high school students. Students travel outside the local area where they work as a team ministering to other people in a different environment. The first of these trips was in 2017 to Nashville, and the second one in 2018 will go to Alaska.
Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF)
The PTF supports and enhances the school program by providing supplies and equipment which fall outside the normal budget. These can range from extra reading books to computer software to video projection units and playground maintenance and expansion. They also support and encourage staff and parents by providing refreshments for many special events through the school year.
The Personnel Committee is convened and chaired by the Superintendent on an as-needed basis. From time to time they will review issues such as salaries and benefits and assist with interviewing teacher candidates.
The Spiritual Formation Committee is responsible for setting the overall direction of our students' spiritual life. They oversee chapels, service projects, small groups, and the topical themes to be studied week by week in the Middle School and High School chapels and small groups. They provide adult leaders for the high school small groups and leadership training for high school students who lead the middle school groups.