Prepared for Life
If you visit any of our schools, particularly the ones with high schools, you’ll notice a difference.
“One thing that still surprises me are the juniors and seniors I meet when I visit schools. School to school, state to state, wherever I go, the students stand out. I can have a conversation with them about important things, deeper things right in the school cafeteria. They’re confident, and polite. They cheerfully greet me in the hallways. They think. They’re the kind of kids I want my own children to become.”David Goodwin, President of ACCS
Whether it’s the college readiness index, Verbal, Math, or Writing SAT performance, or ACT scores, students at ACCS member schools score above all other types of schools— public, religious, and even independent. Independent schools are typically college preparatory schools that charge an average of $20,000 per year.* Our schools outperform all of these categories, charging much lower tuition— averaging under $8000 per year.
While you might expect our students to excel in verbal and reading scores, our schools were also the top performing in math. And, our schools place students in nearly every selective college in the country.
* Source CAPE Average private school tuition: Table 205.50 Digest of Educational Statistics, NAES.
The Good Soil Report is a 2018-2019 comparative study of 24-to 42-year-old alumni from public, secular private, Catholic, evangelical Christian, religious homeschool, and ACCS schools on the topics of life choices, preparation, attitudes, values, opinions, and practices.
When compared to their peers in other schools, ACCS Alumni stand out in their life choices, preparation, attitudes, values, opinions, and practices.
Here are just a few of the results from The Good Soil Report:
ACCS Alumni Statistics
Received a BA or higher in college
vs. 45% of homeschool alumni
Felt well prepared for a job
vs. 50% of Christian school alumni
Earned all or mostly all As in college
vs. 32% of Christian school alumni
Read the Bible regularly
vs. about 55% of Christian and homeschool alumni
Attend church 3x per month
vs. 65% of Christian school and homeschool alumni
Compared to their peers, ACCS Alumni are…
more likely to pray alone
more likely to donate to their church
more likely to read
According to ACCS Alumni…
“I have so much in life to be thankful for.”
“I felt well prepared for college by my high school.”
vs. 55% of prep school alumni
vs. about 60% of homeschool and Christian school alumni