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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!



Peter Pan Soars

Over the past few weeks, students have been flying around MPAC to get ready for the show, literally. With assistance from Broadway professionals, the actors, crew, musicians and directors have again shown why theater at ANC is not a spectator sport.

Through 5 performances, including a matinee, multiple practices, and a preview, a greater part of the student body pitched in to put on a magnificent performance. The colorful costumes, detailed backdrop, and intricate set (including a working waterfall) made the performance a feast for eyes.

Pirates leapt to the beat of the orchestra, the Lost Boys romped playfully together and the Indians gracefully danced their way through Neverland. See the fun in more than a hundred pictures at the Dropbox link below!



Speaking Their Minds

The 2015 ANC Oratorical Event has come and gone, but it's not too late to hear this annual favorite produced by the teachers and students of the ANC English Department. Experience the full range of emotions as these speakers employ humor, insight and pathos to Speak Their Minds:

Ben C., Bi Valve Mollusks and Human Emotion
Samantha H., Learning How to Listen
Graham J., Angry Leprechauns and Tortured Lunch Ladies
Julia C., Hands Off, Hands On
Ethan T., Boredom, Remember that Guy?
Rayna S., Chicken Feet and Cigarette Butts
Isaac S., The Most Noble Practice
Erica S., Memories
Tara D., Our Own Shoes
Victor F., Venti Spice Pumpkin Latte with 2 Pumps of Fear

You can enjoy the speeches by watching the recorded video after clicking HERE


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