Welcome to Aurora Christian Middle School!
The Mission at Aurora Christian Schools is “to lead students to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, educate them from a Christian worldview, and prepare them for a life of service to Christ and their world.” What a blessing it is to serve in an organization whose mission is to partner with parents in helping educate their children from a Christian worldview and grow them into men and women ready to serve God! My desire is for ACS to not only provide an excellent education for your children, but also help them to develop positive relationships, become servant leaders, and most importantly help them to grow in their relationship with their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
At ACS our education is founded on three core values: Relationship, Education, and Service. Students enrolled at ACS will have opportunities to develop relationships with teachers and peers through classroom experiences, a variety of extracurricular activities, and social events.
All MS students participate in daily Bible class and chapel each week. Our MS Buddies and small group program allows all MS students to mentor elementary students every other week and then meet for Bible study and relationship building activities during opposite weeks. We encourage active learning experiences within the classroom and students will attend field trips designed to enhance learning outcomes. MS 7th/8th grade students have an opportunity to attend a Washington DC Trip every other year. Each year we also alternate between an overnight outdoor education experience and travel to Kentucky to explore the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum. Our sixth grade students visit the Adler Planetarium in Chicago each year with their science class. We also host a school wide City Serve event during which our entire school takes a day to serve the local community. It is through these experiences, and many more, that students grow in their understanding of God, His purpose for their lives, and how they can use their gifts and talents to serve God.
Outside the influence of parents, a child’s education will have the most influence on shaping who they are and what they believe. I look forward to partnering with you in leading and guiding your children as they become all that God has created them to be.
Stacy Beebe, Ed.D.
Dr. Stacy Beebe has eight years teaching experience in K-12 and twelve years in higher education. Most recently, she served as the program coordinator for the physical education teacher education program at Aurora University. She has an undergraduate degree in K-12 physical education and health, with a minor in educational psychology, from Chadron State College. Dr. Beebe has a master’s degree in both elementary and secondary administration and holds a current type 75 Illinois Professional Teaching License. In 2011, she graduated with her Doctoral degree in Instructional and Curriculum Leadership from Northcentral University. As a faculty member at Aurora University, she also led the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Group. Dr. Beebe and her husband, Dan, have two sons, Trey and Ty. They currently attend Fox River Church, in Norway, IL.