The Charger Newsletter

A big welcome to those receiving the Charger Newsletter for the first time this week!



Our “Uniform Consignment Store” will be open for shopping during office hours (Mon. - Thurs. 9:00 - 4:30) from now until August 9, and at each of the Parent Orientation evenings.  We have a lot of uniform slacks, polo shirts, navy sweaters, skirts, and shorts in all sizes!  There are also some spirit wear shirts available! Shop at ACA before you head out to C & J Uniforms to get uniforms for your students!



The new school year is drawing closer by the day, and with it some changes that will impact us all.  We were sad to see Miss Carolyn Bonacquisti, our fourth grade teacher, leave us after several years of service, but we rejoice with her in her new position working with students in the Autism Spectrum in the Union school district.  Mrs. Samantha Cathey will be moving on to another position as well. We are sad to see her go, as there have been many functions at ACA that have seen her hard work and dedication in the last few years. We have every confidence that she will be appreciated in her new position for her intelligence and multifaceted skills.

We are excited to welcome Mr. Brian Fitzgerald as our new Dialectic Coordinator!  He comes to us after multiple years of teaching in both Christian schools and a homeschool co-op, and we look forward to his work in building a truly unique junior high program!  We say “Welcome” as well to Miss Sammi Main, (or should we say, “Welcome back?”).  Miss Main taught at ACA several years ago, and we are thrilled to have her joining us again, this time as our fourth grade teacher. We look forward to introducing these people to you at Parent Orientation meetings in August.


School supplies are included in tuition for grades K4 - 5th and will be distributed to students the first day or two of school.  Elementary students will still need a backpack and lunch bag. The supply lists for 6th grade and for 7th - 12th grades are attached below.  The back to school sales are beginning and we want you to be ready!


Our Parent Orientation Nights will be here before we know it!  On Tuesday, August 7th, parents of secondary students (grades 6 - 12) should attend orientation.  On Thursday, August 9th, parents of elementary students should attend orientation. Both evenings will begin at 6:30 p.m.  Students are not required to attend with their parents because they will have their own orientation time on the first day of school, August 13th.  See below for more information about the first day of school.


Our new school year begins on Monday, August 13th, at 8:00 a.m.  The first day of school is for every student, including those students who will only attend ACA part-time.  There will be Orientation times for all students, and for secondary students there will be House activities, locker sign-up, Colloquia sign-up, etc.  Following lunchtime, the Monday/Wednesday classes will each meet for 45 minutes. Part-time students who do not have classes on Monday/Wednesday will be free to leave at lunchtime.  All other students will be dismissed at the normal time, 3:15 p.m. ALSO, ALL STUDENTS MUST PACK THEIR LUNCH THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. More information about the lunch program will be coming soon.  Questions? Call the school office at 918-832-4600,



We have another family that will need some help with after school transportation once school begins.  This student will need a ride to Claremore on Wednesday - Friday after school. The family can trade rides with mornings all week and Monday & Tuesday afternoons.  If you, or your high school driver, is available to help with this, please contact the ACA office and we can put you in touch with the family. 918-832-4600 or [email protected]  Thanks so much!


If you are purchasing a new backpack for your student this year, please consider donating the old one!  Imagine if everything you owned had to be carried with you everywhere you go… a backpack would make a world of difference for you.  “Keepers” takes used & worn backpacks and donates them to homeless men and women who need someplace to store their things. You can bring your used backpacks to the ACA office this summer during our normal office hours, or bring them with you on Parent Orientation night.




Attached below is the School Calendar for next school year.  Please note the dates for Parent Orientations and the first day of school in August!  Also, other major events and school breaks are listed on this calendar.


It’s time to enroll in ACA’s Extended Day Program for the 2018-2019 school year. This program is for students K4-8th grade from 3:15 - 5:30 pm daily. Our program is growing, so register early to save your child’s spot with us for the new year!  Please see the registration form attached below.  If you have any questions, feel free to call the school office at 918-832-4600.


Our FACTS payment enrollment forms are now available in the office.  If you need a form mailed to you, please contact the office.  If you have questions about our tuition payment plans, please contact Mr. Ahrens at [email protected]

THERE ARE SEVERAL COSTS THAT CAN BE ADDED TO YOUR MONTHLY PAYMENTS.  House & Grammar school shirts, New Life Ranch, Performing Arts fees, Senior graduation fees, etc. can be paid out monthly, instead of all at once, if those costs are added to your FACTS tuition payment plan.  Please see the worksheet attached below.  These items can be added to your monthly payments even if your payments have already started… just return the worksheet to the school office.


The school office is on Summer Hours until school begins and will be open Monday - Thursday, 9:00 to 4:30.  If you need to reach someone outside of office hours, please email [email protected] .  



Have questions?  Please call ACA at 918-832-4600




Now - Aug. 9: Consignment Uniform Sale, during office hours

Aug. 1: Teachers return to school

Aug. 7: Secondary Parent Orientation, 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 9: Elementary Parent Orientation, 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 13: SCHOOL BEGINS!  8:00 a.m.

Aug. 23-24: Charger Round Table at New Life Ranch, grades 6 - 12 (more information coming soon!)