Asheville Christian Academy Middle School seeks to foster in middle school students, responsibility, stewardship, and gratitude as well as independence in their academics and faith, as we partner with Christian parents to provide a transformational education in a Christ-centered community of grace.
Middle school can be a challenging time for both student and parents. It is a time where peer pressure, media, society, and technology influences, as well as physical changes, can create havoc in a child’s life and in family and personal relationships. In Asheville Christian Academy’s middle school, importance is given to the growth and maturity of the whole child. Therefore, several areas are provided special emphasis--developing study skills, personal responsibility, moral integrity; exploring co-curricular interests; expanding reading, writing and thinking skills; and providing a robust social environment in which to flourish in mind, body and spirit.
The Middle School day includes eight forty-three-minute periods and a thirty-minute lunch period. Students engage in core classes of Bible, Math, Science, History and English and are able to explore the Fine Arts, Foreign Language and the Computer Sciences during two elective periods. Students participate in Physical Education classes three times per week.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:7 (ESV)
A commitment to service and an awareness for the environment are promoted through various societies and clubs. Students plant a garden, organize a toy drive, serve food at shelters, and donate money and clothing items to various charitable causes. These clubs and societies provide opportunities for both leadership and service.
Middle School students take part in weekly chapel services whether in a small group, all middle-school or all-school setting. Speakers include local youth pastors and pastors as well as faculty members and ACA students. Incoming students are assigned to a small group when entering middle school and stay with that group and their advisor throughout their middle school years.