Educational Institutions

ARLINGTON CLASSICS ACADEMY

  • Arlington, TX
  • www.acaedu.net

Mission Statement

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.

Main Programs

  1. Arlington Classics Academy
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

ACA serves students from Tarrant, Johnson and Dallas counties in grades Kindergarten through 8th.

ruling year

1998

Executive Director of Schools

Self-reported

MR. Craig Sims

Keywords

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Education, Charter, School Choice

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Also Known As

ACA

EIN

75-2734435

 Number

6474459999

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Arlington Classics Academy

Open enrollment public charter school serving students from Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

10,793,029

Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

ACA serves students from Tarrant, Johnson and Dallas counties in grades Kindergarten through 8th.

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Financials

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ARLINGTON CLASSICS ACADEMY
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

ARLINGTON CLASSICS ACADEMY

Leadership

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Executive Director of Schools

MR. Craig Sims

BIO

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.

STATEMENT FROM THE Executive Director of Schools

"In 1999, a group of parents with the vision of creating a learning environment with a rigorous academic curriculum and high behavioral expectations founded Arlington Classics Academy. ACA is a public open enrollment charter school. The school began with less than 200 students. Today, ACA has two campus locations providing a challenging and enriching educational experience to over 1400 students.

ACA has established itself as an exemplary choice in public education earning the highest academic rating from the Texas Education Agency since 2007. Demonstrating both academic and financial effectiveness, ACA was named to the Texas Comptrollers Honor Circle in 2014 and received a 5 star rating in 2015 and 2016 from TXSmartSchool.org. Arlington Classics Academy strives to be a place where age and grade level don't define a child's ability to learn. We are tuition free and open to all families seeking a challenging educational experience for their children. High expectations are set for our students as well as our staff in order to provide a stimulating, enriching and rewarding educational experience using Core Knowledge curriculum. ACA's classical curriculum includes the fundamentals of language arts, science, social studies, accelerated math and reading programs, Spanish, physical education, art and music. Four character traits on which the school was founded; strength, wisdom, courage and vigilance are also integrated into student development.

Arlington Classics Academy is a community. The success and growth of ACA is the direct result of the hard work and dedication of our teachers, parents, students and supporters constructing a strong foundation on which the achievements of the school rests.
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Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Deborah Sterba

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?