Each week, Dr. Ford teaches piano lessons at Alpine Christian School students in 1st-12th grades so they can learn how to read music and then how to play the piano. Each semester, Dr. Ford holds a piano recital at Sul Ross State University where students can exhibit what they have learned and the progress they have made. Lessons take place after school and payment is made directly to Dr. Ford for each 30 minute session.
ACS students 5th-12th grades have the opportunity to participate in Horsemanship with Mrs. Hamby. Mrs. Hamby works with them throughout the fall, training them for the Big Bend Livestock Show and a spring show. Students learn how to groom and lead horses, showmanship, and halter techniques. Alpine Christian School has had a very successful record of winning Grand Champions, Reserve Champions and 2nd & 3rd places in several categories. For those who are interested in Showmanship, contact our office at 432-837-5757.
One of our newest projects is our school garden. Students have been working hard to plant pecan trees this year and plan to start planting crops in the next couple of months. The garden will include a farm to table concept where crops will be used to serve the community and earn income for student programs. ACS received the Ardmore Institute of Health grant in 2022 that allowed for the purchase of a tractor to maintain the garden and the 23 acre campus. If you would like to help our garden grow, visit our Special Projects page to see how you can support our future.
Throughout the year, Alpine Christian School helps our surrounding communities with outreach projects. Mark 16:15 says "go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation" so ACS encourages discipleship in our students through every outreach project and every community event. We focus on glorifying God in everything that we do.