ACSD has a robust and active fine arts department. Bringing the students together from both campuses allows for collaboration resulting in deeper creativity and excellence. Our fine arts department is motivated to this excellence by our guiding statement borrowed from the reformers, Soli Deo Gloria: Glory to God alone.
Our Drama department mounts high-quality productions 3 a year:
2 for our secondary, 1 for elementary. Recent shows include
Newsies, Peter/Wendy, 12 Angry People, Mary Poppins, and Seussical the Musical.
Music classes are held weekly for all students
in K-8th grade each week. We emphasize music
as a gift of God to celebrate his goodness and
to share in worship, beauty, and community.
Every December, students participate in the
all-school Christmas concert. Middle school
students also participate in the spring concert.
CONCERTS WINTER & SPRING
HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR
9th - 12th graders have the opportunity to
sing in a large mixed choir. Throughout the
year, students will increase their skills in
sight-reading and vocal performance. This
group also periodically participates in
community and alumni mass choir events.
Led by Phil and Carrie Warner, the Vocal Ensemble is composed of elite middle school and high school musicians and singers from both campuses as well as alumni and community members,
The group performs in churches and other venues in addition to performing in school concerts. With entrance by audition, Vocal Ensemble allows students to experience a high level of musicianship as well as mentorship as they make music together with older, more
Band instrument lessons, group or individual, are
available beginning in 4th grade. Beginners enter band in the Spring, and participate in the
Spring concert. The secondary band includes students in grades 5-12. Private lessons for piano
and other musical instruments are available to students whowish to pursue them.
Visual art classes at ACSD offer an exploration of
basic art techniques and historical study. Students are provided the opportunity to work with a variety of materials and mediums. All students in grades K-8 take visual art every week. High school students have a variety of elective options in the visual arts. ACSD includes a large visual art showas part of our annual
Celebrate ACSD Night.