AVON COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORPORATIONQuality ProfileEducate. Excite. Excel.
We have created this Quality Profile to demonstrate our diligent stewardship in educating more than 9,400 students. We know parents value excellence beyond the classroom so we are committed to providing an enriched learning environment which prepares students for their futures. The Avon Experience includes community service, project-based learning (particularly in STEAM subjects), participation and accomplishments in the arts as well as increased engagement in Advanced Placement (AP), dual credit college classes and career and technical education.
We are guided by three goals:
- All ACSC students will have equitable access to 21st Century educational experiences.
- All ACSC students will grow academically.
- All ACSC students will have opportunities to develop in a safe and nurturing culture that supports the whole child.
Our School Corporation continues to be efficient with our resources while striving to excel. We are a reflection of our diverse community and credit our successes to your valuable support.
We invite you to learn about the Avon Experience. You will be amazed!
Dr. Margaret E. Hoernemann, Superintendent
ACADEMICEXCELLENCEOur educational program prepares students for college, career, and life. 21st Century schools rely on multiple indicators of quality to measure success including graduation rates, dual credit opportunities, participation in the arts, athletics and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math).
THE WHOLE CHILD
Our student's jourey focuses on the whole child. The Avon Experience recognizes and nurtures students' uniqueness. Our student population is diverse with more than 70 languages spoken in the home. Our goal is to ensure that each child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.
The Avon Experience includes an amazing number and variety of clubs, activities and sports including: Jump Rope Team, Drama Clubs, Diversity Groups, Ethics Bowl, Art Clubs, Career Development Clubs, Ecology Club, Model United Nations Clubs, Math Pentathlon, Robotics Clubs, Kid Town, Mentoring Programs, Garden Clubs, Glee Clubs, Dance Groups, Birdwatcher Clubs, Science Olympiads, 20 high school athletic teams, 19 middle school athletic teams (nine sports), Orchestra, Band, Choir and more! These opportunities are sponsored by ACSC, Avon Education Foundation, PTOs, and volunteer staff.
SERVICE TO OTHERSAs part of the Avon Experience, ACSC Students Perform Hundreds of Hours of Community Service Annually
The entire ACSC family is dedicated to serving others. The Mary Lee Maier Community Pantry—created by our teachers—receives donations from our community to serve those in need. The entire junior class at AHS annually participates in the Junior Day of Caring providing community service throughout Hendricks County. Over 45 clubs at AHS have a community service component.
Our elementary students visit and spread cheer to our elderly community members. The AHS Interact Club and several schools collect thousands of pairs of shoes that are donated nationally and internationally. ACSC elementary students create and deliver holiday cards to soldiers and those in assisted care facilities and help pack boxes with the Indiana Pacers Hoops for Troops.Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts perform community service projects at ACSC and the Outdoor Learning Center
SUCCESS!Our award-winning school district and students have received many honors:Championships and Accolades:
Girls Volleyball (2), Boys Golf, Girls Soccer, Softball
Avon Robotics State ChampionsFive Individual Swimming State ChampionsTwo Individual Wrestling Championships42 Band, Percussion, Wind and Guard State Championships11 National Band, Percussion and Guard ChampionshipsAHS Individual DECA State/International ChampionshipNAMM: Best Communities for Music Education37% Graduates Passed at Least One Advanced Placement Exam$23.8 Million in Scholarships
EDUCATORSLocal, state, and national awards include:15 Lilly Teacher Creativity Grant RecipientsPresidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science2 Milken Educator Awards5 Armstrong Educators9 IPL Golden Apple WinnersTop 50 Finalist Global Teacher Prize6 Top 10 Indiana Teachers of the YearIndiana Assistant Principal of the YearIndiana Superintendent of the YearIndiana Middle School Strings Teacher of the Year
EFFICIENTWe Do More with Less
Supporting The Avon Experience requires efficient management of resources. Through the efforts of the 2015 Efficiency Task Force, $350,000 in savings was realized. The district has received two MSP (Math Science Partnership) grants for $250,000 each and propane bus grants for more than $83,000. Our educators write and receive multiple grant awards from businesses and endowments every year. We have many partners who support our work.
Current funding from the State of Indiana for ACSC is only slightly higher than it was in 2009! As a result, compared to 2010, we have 27 fewer teachers, six fewer administrators, 20 fewer custodians and 931 more students! But ACSC has been proactive by restructuring debt, operating with fewer staff and incurring a zero percent medical insurance premium increase in the past two years!PARTNERSHIPS:Andy Mohr Automotive GroupHendricks Regional Health (HRH)Avon Education Foundation (AEF)Avon RotaryDuke Energy FoundationAvon Chamber of CommerceAJAAOriole Advocates