- Seniors have been awarded over 68,000 so far in scholarships.
- Eight students were inducted into the Eagle Chapter of the National Honor Society in March 2013 to add to the six members currently involved in National Honor Society. The National Honor Society sponsors the coin contest through the month of February and the PJ and hat day for cancer.
- Seventh through twelfth grade students are represented by their peers in student council, meeting biweekly. They were active in raising money/donations for Operation Christmas Child, organizing the second annual ACA winter spiritual retreat for high school students, supporting the Elementary Speech program, assisting with the Science Fair, helping with Kindergarten Round-up, writing thank you letters to chapel speakers, the National Day of Prayer, and supporting the Capital Campaign Fund.
- In February, ACA sent students to a math competition at Wartburg College and had three of our students place In the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) 10, one of our students earned the top score! In the AMC 12, one of our students took the top spot with another student taking 2nd place.
- ACA’s Science Fair resulted in thirty-five students earning superior (blue) ribbons. Fourteen students earned excellent (red) ribbons.
- Students first through sixth grade participated in the ACA Elementary Speech Meet. Sixty-five students received superior ratings in the ACA Elementary Speech Meet and forty students received excellent ratings. Thirty students attended the Iowa ACSI elementary speech meet. Twenty-five students received a blue (superior) ribbon, four received a red (excellent) ribbon, and one received a white (good) ribbon.
- Seventy-six secondary students participated in ACA’s speech meet. Forty superior ratings were achieved, there were 27 excellent ratings, and eleven good ratings were achieved. No Iowa ACSI secondary speech meet was available for ACA students to attend.
- A 4th grade student was given a superior rating at the ACSI Regional Creative Writing contest. Her poem “Running Free” will be published in the ACSI book Parate Stilum.
- We had 22 students participate in the ACSI Math Olympics. Two students received 2nd place awards, and three students received 5th place awards.
- Secondary students participate in Pi day activities on March 14 in math class. This year, we had five students memorize over 100 digits of pi.
- Mrs. Hansen reviewed the 2011-2012 Iowa Assessment scores and this past fall nominated 26 elementary students from elementary grades and 4 secondary students for their parent/guardian consideration for Belin-Blank summer experiences for students showing high potential as determined by their standard scores in various areas.
- The TECHNO Eagles Robotics Team participated in their first FLL Regional Tournament this year and received the “2012 Rising Star Award.” This award recognizes the best rookie team.
- Volleyball: The team was recognized by the Iowa Girls’ High school Athletic Union for Distinguished Academic Achievement in maintaining a team grade point average of 3.61-4.00 during participation in interscholastic athletics.
- Football: One student was named first team all district six, and one student was named all district honorable mention.
- Boys’ Basketball: Two ACA basketball players achieved first team all conference, two players achieved second team all conference, and one student received all conference honorable mention. Two players were all sub-state, one player made the senior all star game, one player made the Hy-Vee second team all-state, and one player was chosen as the INS player of the week in January. Our varsity coach was named Coach of the Year for 1A sub-state division, and our assistant coaches were both named Assistant Coach of the Year for 1A sub-state division. The team received 2012-2013 boys basketball Rolling Hills Conference Champion Recognition Medals. The team was recognized by the Iowa Boys’ High School Athletic Union for Distinguished Academic Achievement in maintaining a team grade point average of 3.25-4.00 during participation in interscholastic athletics. The ACA Eagles made it to the quarterfinal round of the Class 1A tournament at Wells Fargo Arena.
- Girls’ Basketball: One ACA basketball player achieved first team all conference, and one player achieved second team all conference. One player achieved all district and all regional award. One player was named the Rolling Hills Conference leading rebounder. The team was recognized by the Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union for Distinguished Academic Achievement in maintaining a team grade point average of 3.61-4.00 during participation in interscholastic athletics.
- Track: One student was the conference champion in the 1600.
- Golf: One player was the conference runner-up and also named first team all-conference.
- Eighteen ACA high school art students competed in the Rolling Hills Conference Art Fair on Tuesday, April 23. We entered five of the twenty-five categories and received eleven awards. In 2D Design, one student placed second, one student placed third, and one honorable mention was given. In Soft Pastel, one student placed fourth. In Watercolor Painting, one student placed fifth, and three students received honorable mention. In Acrylic Painting-Representational, one student received honorable mention.
- In the Rolling Hills Conference Art Fair our students competed in live competitions where they were given a subject and 40 minutes to complete it. Out of four competitions and twelve possible awards, our students earned five of them. In Logo Design competition using colored pencil, one student placed first and one student placed third. In Shaded Pencil competition (of an expressive face), one student placed second, and another student placed third. In Paper Sculpture, one student placed first.
- The ACA Art show was on display in the lobby for three weeks in April 2013 displaying artwork from DK-12th grade students.
- Six students were selected for honor band.
- Seven students competed at the high school vocal solo/ensemble festival in Melcher-Dallas. One soloist and one duet received a 1 rating. Four soloist and one duet received a II rating. One soloist received a III rating.
- In the South Central Iowa Bandmasters Association (SCIBA) during the instrumental solo ensemble contest, eleven students received 1+ (highest rating) and six earned 1 ratings. Two students were awarded the best of center for two centers.
- The drama department presented three performances of Music Man Jr. to an audience of more than 870 people.
- ACA held Christmas and spring vocal concerts for preschool programs and for grades DK to twelve. Christmas and spring instrumental concerts for grades five through twelve were also held.
- Multiple secondary students were involved consistently in the chapel team which led the music and worship portion of secondary chapels each Wednesday. Selected elementary students led the elementary chapel worship. A number of students sang or played special music in both elementary and secondary chapel.
- Our ninth through twelfth grade students participated in our Spiritual Leadership Retreat at Hidden Acres in September.
- The junior high students participated in planned group activities and were challenged by a message from God’s Word during a mini-retreat in September.
- The secondary students learned much at the Spiritual renewal day long event in February.
- One high school student was chosen to pray during the National Day of Prayer ceremony.
- Six students attended the Iowa Prayer Breakfast.
- We have been informed of six students who have accepted Christ as their Savior this year.
- ACA purchased a new electronic ACA street sign.
- We Began of our 20th school year at Ankeny Christian Academy.
- We Hired a full-time secondary principal adding to our administration in response to the student body growth.
- New bleachers were donated to the shcool for our gymnasium.
- We had new (brighter and more efficient) gym lights installed.
- God provided laptops and LCD projectors for each classroom through a generous donation. This further allows each teacher to infuse technology into all of their subject matter.