The students and staff at ACA are what make us great. Join with us in celebrating our triumphs as we share our good news and post the latest announcements.

Pony Express Updates

Check out the Pony Express Update in the sidebar of this page for all the latest grammar school information.

Save the Date!

The ACA's Family Sock Hop will be Friday, March 3, 2023. Break out your poodle skirts and leather jackets for the 2023 sock hop! Come out for a night of family fun, including Pinewood Derby Racing, dancing, game and activity booths, a hula hoop contest, and more. See the January 19, 2023, Pony Express for the flyer and order form.

Battle of the Books

Our Battle of the Books teams are hard at work reading this year's books! Each team of two or three fourth or fifth students reads ten pre-selected books. They learn everything they can about each book so they can answer questions about it faster than any other team. It's like a big jeopardy game about specific books. There are eight more weeks until the competition! Next month we will be fine-tuning our notes and begin practice battles (answering questions using a buzzer). The competition will be after school on March 15!

If you are interested, here are this year's titles:

  • Call it Courage - Armstrong Sperry
  • No Talking - Andrew Clements
  • Tuesdays at the Castle - Jessica Day George
  • Genius Under the Table - Eugene Yelchin
  • Wink - Rob Harrell
  • Linked - Gordon Korman
  • Snow Treasure - Marie McSwigan
  • The Samosa Rebellion - Shanthi Sekaran
  • Red, White, and Whole - Rajani LaRocca