the lion's den
It was an exciting weekend as the ACS varsity boys defeated Laurens Academy and Newberry Academy, maintaining their undefeated region record and winning the region tournament. Rutger Hoekstra was named tournament MVP, and Mason Brown and Dreac Clark were named co-players of the year. The Lions’ starting five, Mason Brown, Dreac Clark, Rutger Hoekstra, McCrae Moorhouse, and Quintin Moulterie, made the all-region team. And new varsity boys coach Sullivan Skinner was honored as the SCISA 1A region coach of the year.
The 23-3 Lions advance to the SCISA A state championship playoffs, beginning with their first playoff game in Columbia this Saturday. Stay tuned on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates, footage, and player interviews throughout the week. Go Lions!
Last Friday, Anderson Christian School was honored with the National Beta Club Spotlight Award for its “support of and involvement in National Beta through its events and initiatives.”
Dr. Cutler, school administrator, and Mrs. Coley, Beta Club coordinator, received the award at last week’s Sponsor Appreciation Luncheon at Converse College. ACS was among seven schools in South Carolina to receive the Spotlight Award.
Anderson Christian School shares the National Beta Club’s ideals of pursuing academic achievement, character, service, and leadership, and is proud to partner with the organization.
Anderson, SC– Administrator Dr. Michelle Cutler announced that Anderson Christian School has earned accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED.
SACS CASI provides nationally-recognized accreditation. To earn accreditation, schools must meet SACS CASI’s high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school, and implement a continuous process of school improvement.
SACS CASI accreditation is recognized across state lines, which not only eases the transfer process as students move from accredited school to accredited school but also assures parents that the school is meeting nationally accepted standards for quality and successful professional practice.
Dr. Mark Elgart, President/CEO of AdvancED stated, “SACS CASI Accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire school on the primary goal of creating lifelong learners. Anderson Christian School is to be commended for engaging in this process and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement.”
The K-12 school receives this accreditation at a momentous time, with its 30th anniversary commencing this fall. Anderson Christian partnered with 35 SCISA schools in seeking certification, utilizing surveys of the community, staff, and students.
Dr. Michelle Cutler, school administrator comments, “This is an exciting time for Anderson Christian School, a point in our history made possible by our dedicated educators and a strong partnership with our parents and students.”
Anderson Christian School offers AP courses, dual enrollment, academic coaching, engaging extracurriculars, and competitive athletics, all with an emphasis on Christ. Families interested in applying to Anderson Christian School are encouraged to visit the school’s website at andersonchristian.com for more information.
After three dominant wins in the state playoffs, Anderson Christian School's varsity boys basketball team will be playing for the SCISA IA state title for the second consecutive season. The LIONS will be rematching against Charleston Collegiate, who won last year's title. The LIONS enter the game on a 19 game winning streak, after a season of undefeated region play where the Lions clinched regular season region champs and region tournament champs. Let's pack the stands, wear purple, and get Lion loud as we cheer on our student-athletes.
This week, Anderson Christian School's eighth and ninth grade classes are on their highly anticipated educational trip to Washington D.C. They arrived Tuesday afternoon and will stay through Friday. During their time in D.C., our students, along with their teachers and chaperones, are visiting sites like the US Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the White House, the Pentagon, Mt. Vernon, and the Smithsonian, where their US history lessons come to life. You can find snapshots and updates from the trip on Facebook and Instagram.
Your Anderson Christian School has successfully completed the National assessment of Educational Progress. Thanks to all who contributed to this process. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. Paper-and-pencil assessments are conducted periodically in mathematics, reading,science, writing, the arts, civics, economics,geography, U.S. history, and in Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL). Beginning in 2017, NAEP will begin administering digitally based assessments (DBA) for mathematics, reading, and writing, with additional subjects added in 2018 and 2019.
Anderson Christian High School is participating in the Creation Education Conference today at Bob Jones University. From “Why is the Genesis account of creation essential to sharing the Gospel?” to “How did dinosaurs fit on the Ark?”—Ken Ham will delve into crucial questions about Genesis and the Gospel in this conference especially for precollege students and their families.
The Conference is streaming "Live" at: http://creationconference.bju.edu/