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ACDS offers PK3 through 8th grade enrichment courses in the Arts, Music, Drama, Sports, and Digital Technology with 3D creation capabilities.
ACDS has a history built on traditions at every grade level.
Over 60% of ACDS students score in the 90th percentile on standardized tests.
-Over 70% of students (6th-8th Gr.) score in the top 10% of CTP (standardize test).
-100% of 8th grade students taking the Algebra I EOC exam passed & 58% scored at the highest achievement level.
-60% of 7th graders have qualified for Duke TIP (Talent ID Program) Talent Search
Smaller classroom sizes (average of 17 per class) ensure individualized instruction.
100% of ACDS students participate in Character Education.
-Teen Empowerment and Cyber Safety programs are offered for upper grades.
Over 60% of ACDS Middle & Jr. High students participate in sports.
World Language studies span PK-8th grade.
-Over 20% of the 8th grade class receives national medals in Spanish I
ACDS graduates qualify to take multiple high school credits into their freshman year of high school.
Opportunities for 8th grade students to travel abroad and to explore Washington , D.C.
ACDS has earned the Region IV Science Fair Sweepstakes Leadership Award for over 20 consecutive years.
Over 80% of ACDS District Rally participants receive Top Five awards.
100% of ACDS faculty & staff is dedicated to Growing the Bright Futures of students
-43% of our educational staff have advanced degrees
-All ACDS teachers are either certified in their field of study.
Over 700 years of combined teaching experience on the ACDS faculty.
-Average time teaching for ACDS faculty is 18 years