Ahoskie Christian School is located in Ahoskie, NC. It is a private school that serves 199 students in grades PK,K-12. Ahoskie Christian School is coed (school has male and female students) and is Baptist in orientation. The school belongs to the American Association of Christian Schools.
I recently pulled my child out of ACS due to the severe problems at this school. Bullying is a major problem, especially with the teenage girls. I understand this is a problem everywhere but at ACS no one seems to want to admit its a problem, so therefore its not being addressed. When I placed my child in the public school system, which is something I always said I would never do, she was so far behind it was pitiful! ACS doesnt teach the kids how to study. They give study guides with the answers and say learn this. Sorry, but no college is going to do that! After the first semester in public school it was game on. Awsome grades, she actually enjoyed going to school. After saying never to public school and then eating my words, I say its the best move I ever made for my child! I now say never again for ACS.
by a Parent
on Jul 15, 2011
Ahoskie Christian School
Judging by the other reviews I have read on this site, I am thinking that a previous student that obviously had a bad experience at ACS posted these comments. I am a very involved parent with more than one child at ACS. My children have attended for 8 years now. Like all schools you have your pro's and con's, however to say that ACS is behind in their curriculum is absolutely ridiculous. Nearly every senior that has graduated from ACS is college bound including one that just year before last was accepted to Yale. In the past few years ACS has expanded by leaps and bounds and in the future I see this school continuing to grow and thrive. The course curriculum @ ACS is very tough you can ask any student or parent alike that has enrolled their child after attending the public school systems in this area. It takes them a while to catch up. No ACS may not have 20 organization to choose from, but let's be honest most parents send their children to school for a good education, not for the awesome art club the school provides. As for the comment about the school teaching biblical principals instead of what is in the science books the biggest difference is that Christians do not believe in evolution. You can't have the "Big Bang" and believe what the bible says, so take your pick....ACS is an awesome school with awesome teachers and students. I'm pulling for you ACS. I feel blessed to have a school with biblical principals and sincere teachers teaching my children.
I totally agree with the person(s) above. Especially the english department part-- acs's english department is so weak that it's scary. Scary for the students who attend the school in order to get a better education. Their math department is also lacking. There are no other languages to be learned except spanish. The history department is okay, but it could have some improvement. The science, is... just way behind. Like mentioned above, it focuses around the Christian perspective, rather than the scientific perspective.
Ahoskie Christian School is a good school. But, I agree with the other comment in that they dont have a variety of things to do. Schools should focus around helping a student know what he or she is capable of doing and possibly to steer them in the direction of their future occupation. This school does the opposite. The curriculum, I found, was especially easy. THe Christian School follows a home-schooled program that, frankly, is just too easy. I was not challenged. The teachers weren't necessarily teaching us what they knew, but, instead, teaching us right out of the book. Students were prepared for quizzes and tests by study sheets and highlights in books, which isn't the case in college. There weren't that many clubs to join either. I was unable to really figure out what I enjoyed to learn and do. I would encourage any parent to send their children to Ahoskie Christian school up until high school. From there, you should put your child into a more-challenging school in which they will learn what it is out in the real world and what to expect for college and beyond.
This school has a good academic program until about the 7th grade. After that, one might as well go to a public school. Their curricular is behind in math, english, science, and history at Ahoskie Christian School after 7th grade. Instead of focusing on a broader view of science and history, they stick on the godly aspect of science and history and there's more then that in the real world. When they do have a chance to change the curriculum, they stick to changing the rules: this color shirt, these type of shoes, this amount of talking. One can't just learn with strict rules. THe English department is especially behind. They dont read enough books. They should encourage the students to read more classics and bigger books. Vocabulary is a big part of English. The papers just require a two-page finish. After highschool, papers are supposed to be at least 4, if not, 5. The students there are often insecure and that is not healthy for a growing child. The teachers should allow the highschool students more independence, like going out for lunch, a better social and various clubs and organizations to join. Its ridiculous that they only have 2 clubs. Everyone isnt an ecology person and many people aren't smart enough to be in the beta club. They did have a chapel team, but that was only for the teacher's children and favorites of a particular teacher. The children should be able to speak out if they wanted to without necessarily raising their hands. OTher than that, Ahoskie Christian School is a good school. I would just encourage your children to stay there until about 6th/7th grade then going off to another school, preferably the public school with it's wide variety of clubs, classes, and organizations.
by a Current Student
on Aug 30, 2009
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