- The ultimate goal of education is not to produce a degree, but many Godly generations.
Isa. 58:12, Ps. 78:6, Ps. 12:1-2
- God charges parents and grandparents with the ultimate responsibility of training their sons and daughters.
Gal. 4:1-2, Deut. 6:7, Prov. 17:6
- God established the home as the primary learning centre and the school and church are recognized as extensions of it.
Deut. 6:7, 1 Tim. 3:5
- God wants the priorities of every family to be built around the daily study of Scripture, rather than on the accumulation of man’s knowledge.
James 1:21, Josh. 1:8
- Children pick up the value system of those they spend the most interactive, communicative time with.
Prov. 13:20, Prov. 1:10-19
- Boys and girls have differing aptitudes, and sensitivity to each child’s uniqueness must be shown.
- When children are grouped according to age, older role models are cut off and rebels usually rise to leadership.
1 Pet. 5:5
- When Scriptural moral values are separated from courses, the contents come under the control of human reasoning.
2 Tim. 3:16-17, Isa. 55:8-9
- True socializing does not take place in arbitrary groupings of children in age-segregated classes, but in the real world of children to adult relationships.
2 Cor. 10:12
- To invite each child to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, achieve growth towards Christian maturity, attain a deeper understanding of commitment to service, and become a more effective witness for the Lord.
- To assist parents in educating and training their children and in having a successful family by providing training and support for parenting.
- To emphasize the individuality of the person and to assist each child in properly responding to himself and others. To develop self-confidence, individual God given talents and abilities in creativity, goal setting communications, academics, and the principles of success.
- To promote self-discipline by training students to be diligent, consistent, appreciative, responsible and thorough in attitude, character and actions.
- To assist each child in seeking his higher purpose for life’s service and necessary preparation for eternity through construction of a biblical worldview and emphasis upon biblical relevance.
- To achieve learning progress regardless of the educational background.
- To eliminate grade level failure and repetition.
- To help each child learn how to live to honour the Lord by meeting the daily responsibilities with which God has entrusted him.
ACA utilizes uniforms because a uniform:
- Enables youth to be an example to others of modest and neat dress
- Eliminates clothing-based peer pressure
- Results in a higher level of discipline – which carries over to academics
- Improves a student’s self-image
- Enhances classroom and school décor
- Provides identification for building esprit-de-corps
- Reduces yearly clothing costs
- Eliminates the daily decision of what to wear
- Provides a school identity in the community
- Standardizes and neutralizes externals while enhancing individualization in internal character development