From the Director
What an exciting time to be a part of the AUS family. Whether it be a parent, student, staff, or extended family member coming out of the last two years, there is a sense of relief and jubilation.
Consider this to be your personal invitation back on campus for the entire family. I hope you are able to join us as we support our students in the classroom, in the gym, on the pitch, in the performing arts center, or wherever students gather and live their best life in the opportunity-rich environment of our school community.
Our guiding principle is “Learning - Anytime, Anywhere.” For the past few years that principle has been lived out through the lens of online and socially distant learning. This year It is time to embrace small group instruction, collaborative group work, athletic competitions, live performances and a deeper focus on building positive relationships. Academic success is a very important aspect but the work of nurturing the growth of the whole child physically, emotionally, socially, spiritually, and intellectually is a responsibility for all of us working together to that end. I look forward to that work.
AUS continues to evolve and provide value added experiences. This past summer we offered our very first summer camp and it was a huge success. Starting this school year we have signed a partnership with the Real Madrid Foundation offering a football academy that promises to be an extra-curricular bonus. Academically you will discover more Advanced Placement (AP) offerings in high school, a middle school curriculum called Springboard that supports the AP growing curriculum, and the continued expansion of Core Ready.
One of my personal goals this year is to “be curious”. I believe we all have to be more curious and ask more questions. The emphasis is not on passing judgment but asking questions to become more informed, to challenge our own way of thinking and searching out the best answers to make better decisions. I encourage you to participate in being curious.
As you move through the website, I hope you find the new look helpful, informative, and an enjoyable experience. If we can help make your time more productive, we ask for your suggestions and questions. I am glad you took the time today.
I look forward to welcoming you back to campus and the 2022-2023 school year,
Michael J Wininger, Director