Atlantic Shores Christian's elementary provides a loving Christian environment that will help your child develop a solid Christian foundation. We were very happy in grades 4-6. Once our child transferred to the secondary campus it was a different experience. The behavioral problems which surface with "preteens" and "teens" are not dealt with appropriately. Discipline is far too lenient. The school is expanding so the need to keep enrollment high is probably will not serve families well. The school is not highly selective in the admissions process; if you can afford the extremely affordable tuition, and the child has no documented severe behavioral or criminial behavior in their background, you're in. At the high school level the academic rigor will not prepare most kids for top tier colleges, but is a more a prep school for Liberty University. We had planned to transition into public schools after the 8th grade, but with all of the factors above including a very bad experience my daughter had where discipline was not administered appropriately, we made the transition after 7th grade. In math and science, the curriculum is quite a bit behind the public schools of chesapeake.
My daughter attended this school last year and we liked the school. There are a few cons I would say about this school though. The tuition is extremely high and when you apply for financial aid, they barely give you enough off to even consider it financial aid. Also they are constantly charging you for stuff. They took pictures several times, created crafts and did other activities and for all the money we paid in tuition I didn't realize we'd be spending a whole lot more throughout the school year. The worst was the Kindergarten graduation, they sent an email saying you could pay $300 to reserve the front row. They are money hungry at this school for sure. The class sizes are pretty big, there were 22 children in my daughters class so I didn't feel like my daughter got the attention she would get if she went to a private school with smaller classes. Lastly, they are teaching common core math which is what public schools are learning and I think that curriculum is horrible. I felt that for all the money we paid in tuition, the curriculum would be different. Overall, if you have money to spend and can afford it, this is a good school.
Great school! Faculty and Administration are warm and inviting. We love the dual enrollment option for our children. Each of our kids have been a part of the fine arts program and love it! Athletically, our student-athletes are challenged and cared for. Couldn't ask for more!
The administration and office staff are organized, accessible, and encouraging to both parents and students. The administrator, Gary Carlson, is a visionary who has cast a multi-year plan, including acquiring additional land, and expansion of school and athletic facilities. The Dual Enrollment and Advanced Placement classes are wonderful under the guidance of Dr. Lyons. Our student now has college credit, while in high school and the GPA advantage to attend the college of choice. The academic faculty, for the most part, communicate class objectives clearly and are accessible to both parents and students.
No school is perfect, but Shores is pretty close. Teachers who love and care for their students. They are willing to go the extra mile to help their students especially teachers at the middle and high school. I have been associated with this school for many, many years and it keeps getting better. You want your children to get a quality education, send them to Atlantic Shores Christian!
I have one child graduating this year, and one promoting to the secondary campus as a 7th grader. This is the only school my two have ever known. The teachers have given them not only a great academic foundation but an amazingly strong spiritual one as well. My oldest will go off to college in the fall, and I am positive Atlantic Shores has prepared him in all aspects, not only to succeed in the classroom but also stand on the christian principles that we, along with the Shores' staff and faculty have taught him. I look forward to see what God has in store for ASCS in the future, and so blessed that my youngest will continue to develop the same qualities as his big brother.
Are you looking for an excellent Christian school? YOU WILL FIND THAT and SO MUCH MORE at Atlantic Shores Christian! The academics are challenging, preparing your student for the rigors of college course work. The athletics department molds children with Christian principles, while creating opportunities for them to shine. Coaches emphasize their strengths and push them to success both on and off the playing field. My student's friends encourage her through prayer and time together in the word, prompted further by the great spiritual team of leaders (teachers and chaplains) that are working together to bring the kids closer to the Lord. The students enjoy missions work, planning trips and activities for Community Service, and they have great Chapel services with a worship band and praise team. Our daughter enjoys Atlantic Shores because of who they expect her to be, she has risen to the challenge. It has been a great fit for our family.
GREAT PLACE.....love the staff....very friendly and helpful. I feel welcome every time I come into the building. Would definitely recommend this school to anyone looking to send their child to a private school.
Baseball program is way beyond unethical. Coaches are "horrible" head coach repeats this mantra to ALL the players. very degrading and abusive to the players. Lot of favoritism towards coaches family "friends," regardless of how many errors they make on the field....and if you play on his off season team (which you will pay a lot for) it might help... Stalks the kids if they talk to another coach and threatens them with no playing time. Coaches stayed in rooms with players when out of town. Lot fraternization and socializing--one coach went to prom with several players at another school. don't go here for baseball if you value your child's self esteem. Coach has "yelled" at parents individually on multiple occasions. Administration allows this abusive behavior and conduct.
I love everything about Atlantic Shores! Their staff is friendly. Their administration is great. I have three children that attend Shores from ages 4-11. My children are loved and cared for all day long. They are shown the love of Jesus in all areas. I am so blessed to have my children at such an amazing school !
Overjoyed! That is how we would sum up our experience with Atlantic Shores! The teachers are such a blessing in our lives. They take time to fully communicate with the parent AND the student, providing spiritual and educational guidance and support. The Secondary Campus Guidance Department, Dr. Lyons and Mrs. Graham are incredible and such a benefit to the families they serve. They make it their personal goal to see our children succeed, while in school and in life. When selecting a Christian School, you want to know that your child is surrounded by believers who "walk the talk" and THEY DO! We have been blown away by the academic offerings and spiritual life programming. Mr. Peters, Mr. Glissman, and Mr. Jones are strengthening our childrens faith by giving them real life examples of Christ-in-us ways of living. They have open doors to address situations like bullying, friendships, parent-child disagreements, and how to deepen their spiritual walk. These men invest in our children and genuinely care about their spiritual grounding. We are so happy we came to Shores. The Lord has blessed our family in so many ways!
I pick up a pk student 3 days a week from the after school program. The staff is very friendly and the student I pick up loves the people working there. He always brings home some sort of project or activity that was worked on. I have come away very impressed and thankful that this child is being brought up in a loving, christian atmosphere.
Been at the school a few yrs. Really disappointed in the leadership. BULLYING is out of control; as in other write-ups in this file; among the students, teachers; selective targeting by administration once a kid is labeled. School is driving kids past their limits and have no mercy on putting them in such unhealthy positions. Another write up mentioned teachers write up a kid and never tell them why. It s true. Parents are often not consulted prior to action being taken. I have found teachers at the "Lower Campus" to have little control/supervision of classrooms. Kids allowed make fun of different kids and bully them even worse due to lack of oversight/supervision.
As a mother of two sons who recently graduated, I can say they were well prepared for college! The dual enrollment program gives them access to freshman courses and a great understanding of what college will expect from them. I highly recommend Shores for preparing your child for college!
I love ASCS! The dual enrollment classes are wonderful in preparing students for college. The advanced classes at the elementary level really prepare students for honors, AP, and dual enrollment classes at the upper campus.
Our daughter had an excellent year at ASCS this past year. The quality of education was excellent, and she acquired an outstanding group of new friends. She was able to earn college credit for her AP Literature class. She was able to qualify for dual enrollment courses, so that at the end of her senior year, she will have earned 16 semester hours of college credit.
As a seventh grader, my son is being challenged academically and also helped spiritually through great teacher support and student friendship. He has grown so much this year and his self esteem has soared because of the older students that mentor him and the teachers who take the time to listen and help him with his academics.
As a parent of ASCS graduates I have been thrilled with the spiritual impact the school has made on my children, and the impact it has had on the way they parent their own children. I have watched the school grow over the years, but not compromise in teaching and modeling a Biblical worldview in all areas. Top notch academics too!!
Atlantic Shores Christian School is a great school. We visited all of the Christian schools in the area before selecting ASCS. It is wonderful to have a school that is academically challenging and holds the students spiritually accountable without being legalistic. All of my kids have attended through high school. Two have graduated from ASCS and are now achieving at a very high level at two of the most challenging universities in the country. The teachers care about the students and challenge them to be the best they can be. It has made a hugh impact on my kids. Thank you ASCS.
My children have been going to Shores since K4. My eldest is at the upper campus and youngest the elementary. Both have had excellent experiences thus far. Spiritual and academic excellence drives everything they do at ASCS. Teachers and coaches are experienced and deliberate in their efforts to challenge, improve and (most importantly) love my kids. Atlantic Shores is awesome!
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