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CORE VALUES


Like all businesses and academic institutions, ACS will constantly face difficult choices. To provide direction for our decision-making, we have defined a clear set of values — the lofty goals toward which we strive. We don’t pretend that these values are easy to attain, but in our effort to achieve them we refine our decision-making and sharpen our resolve.

 
To apply God’s truth in our daily lives is our ultimate goal.

 

It is our desire to learn God’s truth and be transformed by it on a daily basis. We know this will occur only as we apply His truth moment by moment, empowered by Hs Holy Spirit.

“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” James 1:22

 
A passion for excellence will be evident in all that we do.

 

Jesus gave His best for us; our lives will be gifts back to Him. We will demonstrate a passion for excellence in our relationship with Christ, in our relationships with each other, in academics, in athletics, in the arts, in our work ethic, and in every area of our lives.

“And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.” Colossians 3:23

 
To serve others is a choice we make every day.

 

Jesus modeled and commanded that we serve one another. As we serve others, we not only minister to them, our hearts grow as well. A heart willing to serve is a pre-requisite for being a true servant leader.

“Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant.” Matthew 20:26

 
We will appreciate the uniqueness of each student as designed by God.

 

We are all created in God’s image. We can only grow and develop to our full potential as we learn from and love people who are not like us.

“I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.” Psalm 139:14

 
We will build a community of love and grace.

 

As recipients of God’s grace, we will show grace to others. This will manifest itself in countless ways including kindness, encouragement, forgiveness, and love for those we come in contact with every day.

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35