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Curriculum and Accreditation

Annunciation Catholic School is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools through Cognia (formerly AdvanceEd) and Midsouth Association of Independent Schools. 

In compliance with the Diocese of Jackson, information regarding our curriculum and standards can be found here.
ACS also provides the following:

Traditional Core Subjects:  Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies

Gifted Program:  All students participate in a school wide gifted program through the Autonomous Learners Model

Special Courses:  Art, Library, Music, Theatre, Physical Education, Spanish and STREAM

Technology:  Integrated technology program reinforces classroom content as students learn word processing, multi-media presentations, create databases and explore appropriate educational Internet sites.

Faith Formation: Daily religion classes, weekly liturgies, and sacramental preparation.

Support Services:  Part-time Testing/Special Needs Coordinator, Title I remediation, private piano, voice, chess, robotics, and After Hours program.  Support also provided on-site for identified students through The Columbus Municipal School District.


Instructional Strategies

Autonomous Learner Model (ALM): An innovative, research-based approach to learning that focuses on teaching students to be life long learners. 

Differentiated Instruction: A teaching concept in which the classroom teacher plans for the diverse needs of the students. 

Multiple Intelligences: A concept that allows the teachers to teach and assess students based on individual intellectual strengths and weaknesses. 

Personalized Learning: Small group instruction, remediation, independent projects and cooperative groups.

Arts Captivating Spirits (ACS): Through the use of art (including performing art), ACS is an instructional strategy that enriches the cultural education of our students and enhances all subject areas.  We have a team of teachers that were specifically trained to implement this unique approach throughout our school.