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Our Proud History

Arundel Christian School (ACS) began in 2010 and has steadily grown into a vibrant, multi-faceted Nursery through 12th Grade school that sows into the lives of students, parents, teachers and staff daily. As an inter-denominational, community outreach ministry of Oasis Church (OC), ACS continues to build on the foundation of the OC Mission, Vision, Core Values, and Statement of Faith by providing educational excellence in a God-honoring manner. Moving forward, ACS is committed to the process of expanding and refining curriculum and programs in order to provide the best educational environment for students and staff alike. At the heart of all that is accomplished through ACS is the desire to grow and become all that God has in mind, and to challenge and encourage all students, parents, teachers, and staff to do the same.

 
 
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ACS is committed to serving God in our community by offering an atmosphere of excellence in which our students are able to learn and grow physically, academically, emotionally, and spiritually.

— ACS Staff

 

A Variety of programs

ACS utilizes a nearly 32,000 sq.ft. building to its full potential to reach every student where they are in their academic, physical, mental, and spiritual growth, while challenging and encouraging them forward through a variety of programs. There are outside gym/play areas, a large inside multi-purpose area, and a large computer lab. Classrooms are very spacious with plenty of room for student growth. All athletic, music, computer, before and after care, summer programs, etc. are conducted in alignment with the same high standards as ACS exhibits throughout the regular school day. ACS was the first private school to enroll into the Jump Start Program at Anne Arundel Community College and, in addition, ACS is a National Honor Society Member school. All prospective students and parents are encouraged to schedule a tour with one of the office staff to hear more about all that ACS has to offer.

 

Faith-Based Mission

Beyond being established as a ministry of OC, ACS provides daily devotions for all grade levels so that students will have the opportunity to learn from God’s Word and apply those principles to their everyday lives. In addition, a weekly Chapel Service is conducted that includes a time of worship, teaching from one of the OC pastors or guests, and special performances by ACS students. Attendance is mandatory for students, and an open invitation is extended to parents. Though it is not required to attend Oasis Church, it is the expectation that students and parents are furthering their spiritual growth through attendance and involvement with a local Christian Church. This is a clear expectation in Scripture for all who profess faith in Jesus Christ.

An Atmosphere of Excellence

ACS is committed to serving God in the community by offering an atmosphere of excellence in which students are able to learn and grow physically, academically, emotionally, and spiritually. In appreciation of the many sacrifices that families make to provide a private education for their children, ACS students are required to respect both the values of ACS and the authority of the administration.

STUDENT EXPECTATIONS

ACS students are required, with parental support, to be committed to the following:

  1. Giving full attention to each class by making every effort to learn the subject taught;

  2. Having an open mind and heart to hear from God’s Word in Daily Devotion and Chapel;

  3. Being committed to making choices that will be healthy for mind, body, and spirit;

  4. Cultivating and promoting good relationships with others;

  5. Communicating truthfully to teachers, staff, and parents by completing all school work honestly and reporting any actions accurately;

  6. Abstaining from committing any illegal actions or bringing onto campus any illegal substances;

  7. Refraining from any immorally, sexually, or racially harassing behavior;

  8. Responding respectfully to verbal correction or disciplinary actions given by the teaching staff or administration; 

  9. Understanding that physical discipline (corporal punishment; spanking) is not a procedure at ACS. Though we believe this a Bible-based principle, it is to be administered at the discretion of the parent(s) in the privacy of their own home. 

  10. Understanding that attendance at ACS is a privilege not a right. ACS reserves the right after notification to suspend or expel any student. Reasons include, though are not limited to, non-payment of tuition, infraction of rules, or for other behavior deemed inappropriate for the purpose of maintaining the spiritual and moral environment of the school.

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

Arundel Christian School admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, athletic programs, and other school-administered programs.