We have a climate and culture that is based on a trailblazing arts and college prep curriculum in an environment that is safe, inclusive, and progressive.
The vision of ACPA is to sustain a progressive teaching and learning culture that thrives on safety, acceptance, and inclusion, rigorous academics,
a commitment to the arts, and college preparedness.
Testimonials From Our Students
“I have never been judged ever for anything I've said or done. Nearly every opinion and idea is accepted and/or tolerated. Plus, whenever
I'm feeling down or just not up to it, I have people emotionally supporting me and making sure my day is much better than before.”
“…I feel like when I am having a crappy day, my peers who don't even know me care enough to stop and see what's wrong. ACPA
has allowed to grow in a way that I feel confident in myself and I don't care about what others have to say anymore.”
“Although some of the teachers and students may not always understand what others are experiencing, they are always willing to learn.”
“No one really judges you. They might accidentally let something slip but I am just a sensitive person so basically everything hurts me.
But I'm not as hurt here. I feel so safe here at ACPA and I can make so many more friends in such a short time and it's amazing. People don't judge if they want to be my friend by my looks, and it's amazing.”
“At ACPA, I feel that I have many resources to talk to if I ever feel the need to. Every student is open to conversation and just listens to what
you have to say. Same goes with the staff. ACPA is a safe environment for me to express my feelings because i feel that if
I do, no one will bring me down or tell me rude things. Even though there are some arguments and times were I might not like someone, I always
come around to realizing how amazing they are. I feel like I can talk to any teacher about anything, even if I don’t know or necessarily have
them in a class. I love it.”
The staff of ACPA has very high expectations for student conduct. In order to maintain an environment that is safe and conducive to learning, student self-awareness about their conduct must be a priority while at school,
and outside of school, the entire time they are enrolled. Here are our community values and standards.