- One senior was recognized as a Governor’s scholar.
- Four graduates earned a cumulative grade point average of 4.0.
- Seniors have been awarded over $250,000 in scholarships:
- One senior won an Academic Recognition scholarship.
- One senior received a Medicom Scholarship.
- One senior earned a Frederick Smith Theater Scholarship
- Two seniors won their colleges’ Founders Scholarships, one of them which was a full-ride scholarship.
- One senior received the National Council on Youth Leadership Scholarship.
- One senior was the recipient of the Christian Leadership Scholarship.
- One senior won their college’s President’s Tuition Scholarship.
- ACA, during its first year playing varsity eight man football, qualified for the playoffs.
- Two football players qualified for First Team All District and two other football players qualified for second team. One student qualified for First Team All State as a Kicker. One other player qualified for Second Team All State as a Defensive Back.
- Our boys’ basketball team placed second in the conference with a 14-2 conference record, and an overall record of 19-5, which was the best record ACA has had since joining the Athletic Union.
- Two players were selected for First Team All Conference and one other player made Second Team All Conference.
- One player made First Team All State with a 24 point per game scoring average, which was the top scorer in the Class A Division. This player also led the State in three point shots made with 82.
- The ACA girls’ golf team won the Rolling Hills Conference Tournament in May 2008. One player was conference medalist for the second year in a row. In 2009, as of April 24, the Eagles were undefeated. One player was medalist at every meet the Eagles played.
- Boys’ Golf: The team placed third out of six in the conference and fifth out of nine teams in sectionals. Also, the season ended with at 16-11 record through sectionals.
- Girls’ Golf: An ACA golfer was medalist (State Champion) at the 2009 Class 1A State Golf Tournament in Marshalltown. The ACA girls’ golf team won the Rolling Hills Conference Tournament in May 2009 for the seocnd year in a row. An ACA player was also runner-up medalist. The Eagles won the district rounament, advancing to the regional tournamnet for the first time.
- One student was accepted into the Opus Fifth-Sixth Grade Select Honor Choir.
- One student won Iowa High School Speech Association two Division I ratings. At State IHSSA one student won two Division I Ratings.
- This year the ACA Art department was able to co-organize and host the Rolling Hills Art Fair. Seven schools from our conference participated in this event, bringing approximately 130 students to our school on the day of the art fair. The ACA art show was on display in the lobby for three weeks. The theme of this year’s art show was “American Artists”. Every class was able to study a specific American artist and create art that was reflective of that specific art style.
- Thirteen ACA students received awards in the Art Show: Three first place awards, one second, third, and fourth place awards, two fifth place awards and five honorable mention awards. Nine ACA students won awards for the on-site competitions: Three first place awards, two second place awards, and four third place awards.
- The drama department presented two plays. The fall play, “Play On!” gave two showings to over 200 people per performance. Our spring musical, “Annie”, included 52 students, staff and volunteers. Three performances to sell-out audiences of 300 each were presented.
- The journalism class published ACA’s first quarterly school newspaper, “Eagle Outlook” in the fall of 2008. Three other newspapers were published this year.
- Fifteen students were involved in the chapel team which led the music and worship portion of secondary chapels each Wednesday.
- Weekly Bible studies were offered for secondary female students called “Managing Your Moods”.
- This year, ACA has partnered with Dr. Gary and Barb Rosburg, America’s Family Coaches, to present The Great Relationship Experience, equipping staff and parents to teach biblical principles and apply these principles daily into their own lives. The goal is for children to see faith and belief reinforced both at home and at school.