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ARMA DEI ACADEMY (CO)

2022 Administrators Summit

When: November 14-15

Details: Learn More | Schedule | Speaker | Hotel & Travel | Schools

Where: 341 E Wildcat Reserve Pkwy, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 (See Map)

Cost: $148 per person through October 14 | $188 after October 14

Join Us

This year’s Summits will be intentionally focused on relationship building and discussing the real-world issues you face within your school community. Join us for speaker presentations, discussions and situation rooms*, and meals together.

This opportunity to step aside for a couple of days, to relax with nearby colleagues, to discuss issues, to pray for one another, and to bear one another’s burdens should not be overlooked in the pressing daily battle for the souls of your students and the security of your school. You will return home invigorated, knowing that you have allies you can rely on.

If you have any questions, please contact me at [email protected].

*The Situation Room is a small group mixer where we discuss real-life or fictional situations, and where we ask tables of 6-8 administrators to work through solutions to 2 or 3 scenarios with a time for broader sharing at the end of each.

EVENTS


Fellowship with peers while visiting your host school. Join discussions, tap into keynote speakers and ACCS updates, and get input from others around the table.

SITUATION ROOMS


Experience small group mixers working through real-life and relevant fictional situations.

TWO DAYS


School visits on Thursday; meetings, speeches, situation rooms on Friday.

CONNECTIONS


This is your opportunity to share experiences, strengthen your school in a local network, and make connections with the men and women working to move classical Christian education forward in your part of the world.

Images from 2021 Summits.

Common Schedule

Details about the schedule and activities will be added here as they become available.

Thursday

10:00 am – Arrival and Fellowship; Observe Classes (optional)
12:00 pm – Lunch Break
1:30 pm – Situation Rooms, Workshops, and Classroom Observation
7:00 pm – Reception Fellowship Event

Friday

8:00 am – Situation Room and Presentations
12:00 pm – Lunch Break
1:00 pm – Situation Room and Presentations
3:00 pm – Wrap-up and Depart for Home

Guest Speaker: Joe Rigney

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Joe Rigney serves as President and Associate Professor of Theology and Literature at Bethlehem College & Seminary. He is the author of five books including: Live Like a Narnian: Christian Discipleship in Lewis’s Chronicles (Eyes & Pen, 2013), The Things of Earth: Treasuring God by Enjoying His Gifts (Crossway, 2015), Lewis on the Christian Life: Becoming Truly Human in the Presence of God (Crossway, 2018), Strangely Bright: Can You Love God and Enjoy this World? (Crossway, 2020), and More than a Battle: How to Experience Victory, Freedom, and Healing from Lust (B&H, 2021). Joe is also a pastor at Cities Church in St. Paul and serves as a teacher at DesiringGod.

Joe and his wife Jenny moved to Minneapolis in 2005 to participate in Bethlehem’s vocational eldership training program. He joined the Bethlehem College & Seminary faculty in 2007. Joe is a teacher who can’t help but tell others about the things that fascinate him, and he is a generalist who is fascinated by a great many things. At Bethlehem, he loves to teach classes on C.S. Lewis, Shakespeare, English literature, political philosophy, Jonathan Edwards, medieval theology and literature. Beyond teaching, writing, and preaching, Joe loves to play baseball with his three sons and spend time with his lovely wife, Jenny.

Joe was a speaker at this year’s Repairing the Ruins conference.

Visit the MRC to watch the conference presentation: The Paideia of God

Travel

Hilton Garden Inn

(303) 683-4100
1050 Plaza Dr.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
Estimated Rate: $137 per night

Home2 Suites by Hilton

(303) 791-1560
1405 Plaza Dr
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Estimated Rate: $129

Residence Inn by Marriott

(303) 683-5500
93 Centennial Blvd.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
Estimated Rate: $189

Schools invited to this regional summit based on location:

Alamosa Classical Christian School (CO)
Alamosa Classical Christian School (CO)
Arma Dei Academy (CO)
Augustine Classical Academy (CO)
Axiom Christian Classical School (NM)
Berean Baptist Academy (UT)
Calvary Christian Academy (NM)
Coram Deo Classical (CO)
Cornerstone Christian Academy (NM)
Evangelical Christian Academy (CO)
Grand County Christian Academy (CO)
Imago Dei Academy (NM)
Imago Dei Classical Scholé (CO)
Jackson Hole Classical Academy (WY)
Laramie Christian Academy (WY)
Liberty Classical Academy (CO)
Martin Luther Grammar School (WY)
Oak Grove Classical Academy (NM)
Oikodomeo Classical Christian Academy (CO)
Sheridan Academy (WY)
St. Brendan’s Classical Christian Academy (UT)
Summit Classical Academy (CO)
Twelve Stones Classical School (CO)
Veritas Academy (WY)

A Message from Tim Dernlan

Fellow ACCS Administrators,

Classical Christian education is a mission. It can be challenging and at times overwhelming. This is especially true if you are an administrator. Sometimes you might feel alone. That’s why I am writing to you to encourage you to consider coming to one of the Regional Summits for ACCS administrators being held this fall all over the US.

Ty Fischer, head of Veritas Academy in Lancaster, PA, describes how these meetings began:

A few years ago, here in the Northeast, a few administrators started meeting regularly. We would spend time in prayer, share our problems and concerns, and help each other think through issues that were on the horizon.

At about the same time, we also got together with a number of faculty and staff members from our schools and had a day of training and fellowship. What a blessing it was to be with people who understood the challenges that I was facing. What a blessing it was to have people I could text or call who would be praying with me, laughing with me, and crying with me during Covid.

C. S. Lewis described friendship in “The Four Loves” as that sort of love where people stand side-by-side focused on a common goal. These summits are opportunities to learn together, pray together, work together, and stand side-by side. These sorts of meetings have been a great blessing to me, and I believe that they will be so for you.

I hope you can join us!

A Message from Katharine Savage

Building relationships with colleagues has been key to my growth as a leader. In the midst of all the immediate demands of a school year, it can feel like a detour to take time away to travel and connect with like-minded friends, but in reality it is an investment in the long game. Building a network of regional colleagues opens up new pathways and new knowledge previously unknown or unexplored.

In my region, leaders began by simply committing to meet at least once a year outside of the national conference. We rotated which school would host. Now these leaders are people who I see several times a year and who I text regularly. Leadership can be a lonely and exhausting road but it doesn’t have to be! I am happy to be a part of strengthening the relationships and thereby the growth of our classical Christian movement with these formalized regional events. ~ Katharine Savage, Founder and Head of School at Philadelphia Classical School.