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Seniors Front and Center

Over several nights in May, the students presented on the challenges and rewards of their year-long adventure in senior project. Their mistakes, and the valuable lessons learned, as well as their victories.

Brianna S. on her "Magical Crafts," Dain R. on "Becoming a Quant," Oskar S. on "Going Bowling," Monica M., "Planning with a Purpose," Katie W., "Crocheting For a Cure," Teryn R., "Dreaming with your Feet," Jimmy L., "Checkout with your Face," Brielle W., "Performing Poetry," Brayden B., "New Life Experiences through Sky Diving," Lysandra deP, "The Zumba Project," and Hayley H., Stepping Up Against Epilepsy."



Dual Enrollment Course Announced

We are very excited to announce a tremendous opportunity for our students. ANCSS has partnered with Bryn Athyn College to offer next year's seniors a dual enrollment course. This course will simultaneously provide a full year of honors-level high school humanities credit as well as six Bryn Athyn College credits in Psychology and Philosophy. The first half of the course is Psychology 101 and the second is Philosophy 102, both Bryn Athyn College courses taught by college professors on the Secondary Schools campus. Aside from a registration fee (students will officially be Bryn Athyn College students) and books, the tuition is covered by their ANCSS tuition.

The extended deadline is April 28, 2017!



Speaking Their Minds

The 2017 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, moderated by competing health gurus "Mandi Bun" and "Yoga Matt":

Sophie Z., The Rejected
Derek C., The Process
Caroline O., Not Fair
Yates P., Why I intend to Fail
Astri H., You Never Know
Matt M., Off to Find our Courage
Onye H., Tit for Tat
Nandin R., Too Deep
Adele A., Karate Lesson?
Caden M., Open Face Lie

You can enjoy the speeches by watching the recorded video after clicking HERE (Program starts 15 minutes in)



ANC Students Sponsor Child's Education

For the last three years ANC students and faculty have sponsored a Kenyan girl named Nancy through an organization called Helping Children in Crisis. HCIC assists a New Church orphanage in Kenya in raising and educating over 30 children. HCIC uses traditional donations to support their work, and each child has a sponsor who donates $800 each year to feed, clothe, educate, and provide basic life necessities for that child. ANC students and faculty have managed to raise at least $800 each December by various means, including a Dress Down Day, in which students and faculty pay a small fee to dress in jeans, sweatpants, and other comfortable but non-regulation clothing for a day. We have been fortunate the last two years to have an anonymous donor who matches dollar-for-dollar what is raised by those who pay to dress down.

There is also a donation jar with Nancy’s photo on it in the School Store that comes out each year in December. This year, Miss Knight raffled off some of her extraneous classroom paraphernalia to her junior history class, and the money raised with these 25 cent tickets totaled $24 that went to the HCIC fund.

The last means of fundraising is by faculty donations. Several faculty members use this donation in lieu of sending individual Christmas gifts to their colleagues. In the past, we have had parents who knew of these efforts and sent in money as well.

This year ANC raised over $1000, enabling us to cover Nancy’s expenses for the year and to donate to the cost of repair and upkeep at the orphanage. It seems fitting that ANC’s students and their teachers help a young person in Kenya have an education and the necessities of life. We hope to be able to support Nancy (who is now 16 years old) until she finishes her education and training and moves out into the world to earn her way.



ANC Spanish Exchange

ANC is once again sponsoring an exchange with La Purísima school in Valencia, Spain during the 2016-2017 school year. See photos from the 2015 exchange here! ANC students and teachers will travel to Valencia over spring break 2017 to live with host families, attend classes and tour Valencia as well as spend a weekend in Madrid. Our visit to Valencia will coincide with preparations for the region’s biggest festival of the year: Las Fallas. We will get to experience the daily fireworks, numerous parades and gigantic ninots - huge paper-mache statues that commemorate and satirize the past year. In Madrid, we will visit the Plaza Mayor, Plaza del Sol and Palacio Real (Royal Palace) as well as a day trip to the small medieval city of Segovia.

The Spanish students will be coming to ANC December 8-17 to stay with host families, attend ANC classes and also take day trips to surrounding points of interest. On December 17th, they will depart by bus for New York City, leaving directly from there to return to Spain a few days later.

Since this is an exchange, students who plan to travel to Spain are also expected to host. Students will be matched by the teachers and ANC students will stay with the same Spanish student he or she hosted. If there is an impediment to hosting (such as being a resident student) we can work together to find alternate arrangements for the students.

The trip is open to any ANC student, although some knowledge of Spanish language is necessary to live with a host family for a week. Spanish 1 students have gone on both of the previous exchanges with great success. Click below for itinerary and prices. Thanks to a generous grant, there is financial aid available. Please contact for more information or for registration instructions.


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