The mission of Arlington Classics Academy is to equip a diverse student body with a comprehensive education, including a special focus on Western civilization. Students will develop a commanding knowledge of the origins of our liberty and the ability to sustain it through moral leadership. We aim to accomplish this goal through a high level of academic instruction and high behavioral expectations.
ACA serves students from Tarrant, Johnson and Dallas counties in grades Kindergarten through 8th.
MR. Craig Sims
Education, Charter, School Choice
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5206 S. Bowen Road
Arlington, TX 76017 USA
Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)
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Arlington Classics Academy
Open enrollment public charter school serving students from Kindergarten through 8th grade.
Beginning with the end in mind, we measure success by the performance of our eighth grade students. ACA eighth-graders can earn up to 6 1/2 high school credits, putting them on a accelerated path to graduation.
Texas Education Agency
Texas Academic Performance Report
Children Only (5 - 14 years)
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MR. Craig Sims
Craig Sims serves as the Executive Director of Schools for Arlington Classics Academy. Mr. Sims served for two years as the Director of Academic Services before taking on the role of Executive Director where his responsibilities included coordinating instructional programs through the principals of each campus, long term strategic planning for instructional program growth, state and federal compliance in curriculum and instructional funding, coordinating instructional materials and resources, coordinating special programs, and coordinating parental involvement efforts.
Mr. Sims holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Dallas Baptist University, a teaching certificate through the University of North Texas, and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership. Mr. Sims is certified in secondary education and as an administrator. He has 8 years of experience as a classroom teacher and has been in program/district administration since 2009. He has served as a teacher, department head, program coordinator for Career and Technical Education, and District Director of Curriculum and Special Programs prior to coming to ACA in 2013.
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