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Alumni in the News

Among the accomplishments by recent ANC alumni this summer, we see that Samme Givens and Graham Pitcairn, both class of '08, are continuing along their paths.

Samme, as Most Valuable Player in the Ball Up Million Dollar Summer Challenge, is leading his team to the national playoff for the half million dollar first prize in Los Angeles. Samme had the opportunity to play alongside his brother Shannon, who also attended ANC.

After a stint in the Coast Guard, and a two year stint at NAS Pensacola and NAS Whiting, Graham Pitcairn received his Navy Wings on the Commodore List with Distinction. He will be serving nearby at the Atlantic City Coast Guard Air Station.



Textbook List for New School Year Updated

For the 2015-2016 school year, families will continue to make private arrangements for trading or purchasing books, or shop at online sites such as,,, and
There is also a Facebook page called "ANC Books" on which ANC students and families buy and sell textbooks and required reading material. It is not affiliated with the school.

Use the Textbook List to see which texts are required in each course. Required textbooks (or class or lab packet) rented or purchased from the teacher will be billed via the TADS system. 




Including All Students

Michael Gurian will present new thoughts on the application of gender-specific education for students with educational challenges. ANC has worked with the Gurian Institute over the past several years to refine and improve our unique "two schools in one" approach, that seeks to honor the individual and complimentary ways in which boys and girls learn. This talk will focus on gender learning differences as they apply to students with educational challenges.  

The talk will take place at the Mitchell Performing Arts Center, at 7 PM, August 29. Thanks to a generous donor, admission is free. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis. For more information contact 


Mulan at MPAC

Defying the village matchmaker, Mulan takes up arms and disguises as a boy in order to spare her father from having to serve in the army. The Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous sidekick Mushu to save the Emperor!

Disney's Mulan JR. is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor, and the fighting spirit. The score includes favorites like "Reflection," "Honor to Us All," and "I'll Make a Man Out of You," as well as new songs that will have the audience up on its feet. This 60-minute show is perfect for kids of all ages! Tickets are $5 cash at the door at the Mitchell Performing Arts Center, general admission seating.


Come Join the Activity

 Come share in the burst of activity that is May at ANC. Hard work by students is coming to fruition and there is plenty of opportunity to see them in action. 

With a successful Peter Pan behind them, a significant portion of the student body has returned from a Service weekend at Camp Ladore (see left; more pictures from the trip will be up on our Facebook page.) Some schools require students to do service work; at ANC, the students jump at the opportunity and the limited spaces on the bus.

Sunday night, the White Horse chapter of the National Honors Society inducted 25 new members. To be a member of the White Horse chapter, a student must maintain a certain minimum GPA, but special emphasis is placed on demonstrated honorable behavior (In the Book of Revelation, a person who rides the White Horse represents an intelligent person who reads the Lord's Word.)

Coming up (May 21) is the Spring Sports Awards, which will honor those athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout the year. Of special interest are the awards which focus on character and integrity. Of course, a whirlwind of final games and matches will culminate the busy athletic schedule. Senior Project presentations are coming up, and of course a host of graduation-related activities.

Check out our calendar, take your pick and come on out and enjoy watching what these students can do!


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