Here at All Saints Academy, it’s no secret that we strive for excellence in every area of education. From incorporating fine arts into our program starting at the earliest elementary ages, to offering a wide variety of extracurricular options for our students, we believe that a rigorous curriculum, unique opportunities, and committed staff and educators produces students that are ready to not only take on the world, but change it for the better. An equally important part of our mission here at ASA though is to develop a deep understanding of, and appreciation for, service within one’s own community. For our students, that means not only serving here within our own campus parameters among their peers and teachers, but also out in the local Polk County community.
We are continually giving our students, families, and our own staff a chance to serve in various ways within our small region of Central Florida. We have ongoing service options such as FCA (Fellowship of Christian athletes) where the principle of serving others is reiterated in their meetings, but we also participate in frequent service projects within the community. In the month of February alone we had the privilege of partnering with KidsPack, an event organized by our 3rd grade students, faculty, and parents where we packed food for children in need. We also hosted the “Sonatas on Sunday” event benefitting Strings in Need, an organization founded by one of our very own former students. Throughout each year our middle school and high school classes participate in class service trips to offer assistance to a variety of areas in whatever way is needed, and these trips always leave a positive impact on those organizations and individuals receiving the help but also the students that are serving.
One of the highlights of our year 2016-2017 school year thus far was recently hosting the Special Olympic games this past Saturday on March 11th. We had 180 volunteers, and out of those 180, 120 were representing All Saints Academy. We are so proud of our ASA families (moms, dads, children, and even grandparents) for supporting this event like they did, and rallying for such a great cause! This special day was not only helpful to those participating in the games, but was inspirational, encouraging, and fun for those of us who were privileged to help out and support it.
All Saints Academy is thankful to be in such a wonderful area here in Florida, and it is an honor to give back in whatever ways we can. We love seeing our students leave our school ready to change the world around them for the better, and it’s amazing to see the effects of our program reach far beyond Winter Haven. Thank you to our students and families who make each and every service-related endeavor at ASA a success!