Leadership in Every Arena

Classical education is sometimes called “leadership education” because it builds skills needed for leadership: logic, debate, public speaking, class reasoning, researching, writing, and communicating.

These skills are practiced in every subject which prepares students to become leaders in any field they pursue. ACA offers opportunities for students across a wide number of disciplines including:

Academic Competitions: chess club, spelling bees, reading bees, composition contests, and Odyssey of the Mind, a creative problem-solving competition for students of all ages

Arts: choir, band, strings, music ed, and theatre

Sports: cross country, track and field, and basketball


  • Junior Visual Arts Scholastic Event: Two ACA students received Platinum Award (2018, 2019)
  • TSCAAL 6th – 8th Grade Girls Cross Country Team State Champions (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022)
  • TSCAAL 6th – 8th Grade Boys Cross Country Team State Champions (2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • TSCAAL 6th – 8th Grade Texas Cup Award (2019)
  • TCSAAL 6th – 8th Grade Girls Track and Field State Champions (2018, 2019, 2021)
  • TCSAAL 6th – 8th Grade Boys Track and Field State Runner Up (2018, 2019)
  • TCSAAL 6th – 8th Grade Girls Basketball Regional Runner-Up (2017, 2018), Division Co-Champions 2021, Division Champions 2022
  • TCSAAL 6th – 8th Grade Boys Basketball Division Champions (2017, 2021), Regional Runner Up 2022
  • Advancement to State Level PSIA Competition (2012-2019)
  • Pride of Texas Contest, Beginner and Advanced Band — Outstanding (2022)
  • ACA Odyssey of the Mind, teams advanced to World Finals (2015, 2018, 2019, 2022)
  • Texas State Odyssey of the Mind OMER Award for Team Spirit (2017)
  • Representation in the All Region Choir Competitions (2015-2022)
  • Region 2 Scholastic Chess Tournament Unrated K-3 and 4-6, First Place (2019)

Due to COVID-19, our participation in sports, art, and academic competitions was limited during the 2019/2020 school year.