ACCS opens its doors to community

Published 12:07 am Friday, February 7, 2014

It is my pleasure to invite local students and their families to an all-school open house 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at Adams County Christian School. This school year is rapidly coming to a close, and decisions will need to be made for your children’s education next year.

With that in mind, let me tell you why our family chose ACCS. We moved to Natchez in August 2012 from Jackson Hole, Wyo. We love the history and beauty of Natchez and the welcoming spirit of the residents. One of our primary objectives was to find a college preparatory school for our three children with a Christian emphasis.

After thoughtful consideration, we chose ACCS based on the following:

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4It’s new headmaster, David King, who was very forthcoming and excited with his vision for ACCS. He was very articulate in expressing the changes that were to be implemented at the school. Our family was especially interested in the honors program for the middle and high school students and the AP Courses offered.

ACCS is expanding the course offerings with subjects like the new film and technology course and is experiencing an improving ACT score as a school.

4The teaching staff and class size: Our children’s teachers are enthusiastic about learning and work very hard to keep students interested and challenged. The classrooms are equipped with Smart Boards, and the school is committed to further technology upgrades and innovations.

Principal Gil Morris is the rock that every school needs. His knowledge and experience is such that every parent will respect the decisions he makes for student’s benefit.

4Athletics: Long known for athletics, ACCS offers a wide range of sports. If you are a reader of this paper, you have seen the significant achievements of our students. Recent district championships are in varsity football, JV football, girls soccer, boys soccer, girls varsity basketball, girls JV basketball, boys varsity basketball, boys JV basketball, fast pitch softball, boys cross country and girls cross country.

Our dance and cheer teams have received numerous awards at summer camps.

Both girls and boys cross country teams placed third in the state with outstanding performances by Sarah Clancy, placing eighth and Jordan Babb, placing 10th.

The varsity football team placed fifth in the state. Brooke Allen and Lauren King were chosen as All-American cheerleaders.

Coaches are committed to athletes on the field and in the classroom. A very successful “peer tutoring” program was piloted with the soccer program and will be implemented across all sports next year.

4Extra-curricular and community service activities: ACCS students enjoy participation in academic, service and “fun” activities. Others include honor society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, yearbook, Key Club, student council, field trips, ABC Competition, state spelling bee, pageant, student dances, Spring Fling … just to name a few.

As you will soon realize, the ACCS Rebels have a bright future. Our senior daughter, Sarah, was very pleased with her classroom experience, knowledgeable and caring teachers, extra-curricular activities and competitive sports program at ACCS.

With her superior ACT score and GPA, she has received offers from prestigious Universities throughout the United States.

We look forward to our ninth and sixth grader growing to their full potential in the ACCS environment.

I invite you and your family to Monday’s open house to explore whether your child’s future would benefit from attending ACCS.


Andria Clancy is the owner/broker of Trinity Real Estate Group.