Service learning at ACDS is a thoughtful program of investigation, planning, action and reflection that allows students and teachers to address authentic community needs while deepening their understanding of the world around them.  Each grade chooses a theme for the year and begins with an “investigation” stage where they research community needs related to their theme.  As they develop and implement their plans for action, the students share their learning with each other and the community at large.  In addition to these thoughtful and comprehensive student-led projects, there is an all-school half-day of service in November and an all-school day of service in April, and we enjoy occasional opportunities for one-time community service projects as well.

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