Welcome To Arlington!
"Helping children grow, as Jesus did,
in wisdom and stature, in favor with God and man."
2023 enrollment open for PreK-12th grade students
The Arlington Story - Learn more about who we are!
Founded in 1959, Arlington Christian School (ACS) is a private institution that is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), now known as AdvanceEd. The School is also accredited through the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC).
It is the mission of ACS to help children grow as Jesus did “in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man,”
According to Luke 2:52. since its inception, ACS has graduated exceptional scholars who perpetuate the Arlington legacy all across the nation as an institution that provides quality education in a Christian environment. ACS is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The school is housed on nearly 40 acres of land that includes football, softball, baseball and soccer fields, tennis courts, a running track, walking trails, and a lake.
Birthed Out of a Need
The earliest roots of Arlington Christian School are traced to 1958 when concerned parents met and voiced the need for a college preparatory school in the area. Arlington Schools opened on September 14, 1959 with a staff of twelve. This early school building was a refurbished prison in the Ben Hill area of Atlanta. With 140 students, the growing began. The school moved in September 1976 to donated land in South Fulton where the present facilities are still developing. With the present faculty and staff numbering about 34, and student enrollment near 150, the growing continues.
A Strength That Endures
As with any viable organization, challenges are inevitable. Yet, Arlington has stood many tests of time. In 1986, Arlington and Greater Atlanta Christian School (GACS) combined their strengths as Greater Atlanta Christian School at Arlington. For the continued strengthening of the school’s program, the need was recognized for greater local control and direction. As a result, in the summer of 1994, Arlington Christian School, Inc. was formed as an independent operation continuing the challenge of providing “Quality Education in a Christian Environment.”
We remain committed to our motto of providing “quality education in a Christian environment.” As such, we make a conscious effort to:
• Attend to the development of each child’s unique abilities;
• Honor our Creator and His son by striving to have the message and principles of the Bible permeate our daily routine;
• Guide each scholar toward physical, academic, social, emotional and spiritual maturity;
• Provide a broad curriculum with a college preparatory emphasis; and
• Exemplify an appreciation for our spiritual, cultural and democratic heritage.
Arlington is pleased to add to its credit the following offerings:
• Abeka curriculum
• Bob Jones University curriculum
• Performing Arts
• Active Parent Teacher Fellowship
• Supportive Booster Club
• Educational field trips (local, domestic, missions, and international) TBD due to Covid.
• Exposure to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) opportunities
• Leadership Development
• Basketball, volleyball, track, soccer, baseball, and cheerleading.
Empowering Scholars for Excellence
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Arlington Proudly Welcomes
Mr. Shelton Martin Principal
Arlington Christian School is pleased to welcome Mr. Martin as our new Principal! He's a strong educational leader charged with developing, managing and growing our school wide vision!
Mr. Martin offers a list of impressive academic achievements, dedicated community leadership and a sincere heart and commitment towards Arlington's success!
He's a Christian family man, author of several books, technology guru and respected leader among his academic peers, just to name a few. Please see his bio below!
Shelton Martin - Bio
Shelton Martin holds a Master's degree in Teacher Leadership from Columbus State University, a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Computer Information Systems from Georgia Southern University, and is slated to begin the doctoral program for Education Leadership from Columbus State University.
He brings over 20 years of educational and technological experience to Arlington Christian School from his tenure in corporate America as a Systems Analyst for Aon Corporation and a teacher/leader in the public school sector. His education career began in Atlanta Public Schools where he taught mathematics at Ralph J. Bunche Middle School. He later transitioned closer to home and taught high school math at Winston Dowdell Academy for one year then transferred to his alma mater, East Coweta High School. There he served on the School Improvement Team where he helped to craft school improvement plans and goals alongside school administrators and district leaders. He served on the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Team to cultivate and encourage excellence in student behavior through positive reinforcement as opposed to focusing on imposing consequences for improper behavior.
Mr. Martin also co-chaired the Black History Committee, a group of teachers that created student-led, Black History Month celebrations at the Donald W. Nixon Centre for Performing & Visual Arts involving multiple district schools. They also executed black history programs and activities that engaged students, teachers, and administrators on campus at East Coweta simultaneously. Mr. Martin served as a Mathematics Horizontal Team Leader to aid in the professional development of the staff and curriculum oversight. He also oversaw campus supervision teams tasked with ensuring student safety on campus.
Mr. Martin specializes in utilizing student engagement to drive instruction, maintain a positive learning environment where students feel compelled to actively participate, foster student learning and achievement, and ensure classroom discipline. He also focused on cultivating relationships with his students in order to motivate them to give their very best towards their education and exhibit good behavior. This extended to his relationships with student guardians where he formed partnerships with them to improve student learning, attendance, and discipline.
Mr. Martin also served as a technology coach for his colleagues during the Coweta County implementation of Infinite Campus - an enterprise software system that spans a breadth of tasks for internal and external district communications, record-keeping, and business tasks. Because of his technological background, he also successfully advocated for hybrid assessment strategies that leveraged online technological tools to capture and analyze student assessment data in real-time for the purposes of informing instruction, improving pedagogy, and providing focused remediation and enrichment activities that maximize gains in student learning. He provided coaching and training for his colleagues regarding an additional myriad of digital and physical technologies.
Mr. Martin is a community activist and organizer, minister of the Gospel, former youth pastor, and philanthropist. He co-founded "HelpQuarters, Inc." to clothe homeless individuals in Metro Atlanta during the Christmas season in collaboration with local churches, the Georgia Department of Administrative Services, and community members. He was a co-chair of the "Community Tornado Relief Group", a collaboration between the pastors and church congregations in Coweta County to assist the victims of the catastrophic tornado that tore through Newnan, GA in March of 2021 in partnership with FEMA, GEMA, Newnan/Coweta County elected leadership and career officials, dozens of religious and non-religious organizations and businesses, and the community at large. He co-founded "March to Vote" to register hundreds of new voters in Coweta County in partnership with local Greek chapters such as Delta Sigma Theta and Alpha Kappa Alpha, local church bodies, as well as community members.
He also founded, Learn-to-Learn, a math tutorial business that served the students and parents of Coweta and Fayette Counties as well as college students. 100% of his tutorial students passed their high school and college math classes and met/exceeded expectations on their State of Georgia End-of-Course Exams.
He has been married to an amazing woman, Myshica Martin, for over 20 years and has 3 wonderful children. He and his wife founded the aforementioned non-profit, for-profit, and community service organizations as well as a highly successful social media platform, @thatmarriedlyfe, on TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook.
Mr. Martin and his wife created the Martin Marriage Institute, a relationship coaching business that provides aid to couples and individuals that are impacted by their social media platforms, and they have authored 5 relationship books:
Dwelling Together: Rediscovering the Principles, Purpose, and Power of Marriage
What Taught Me Along the Way
40 Years, 40 Lessons on Love, Loss, & Life
No Counselor, No Problem: Questions to Ask Before You Get Married
I Can't Hear You: Common Mistakes Men & Women Make in Communication
Mr. Martin is committed to ensuring student success and achievement at Arlington Christian school to cultivate intelligent, well-rounded individuals that become the best versions of themselves. His desire is for them to fully engage life and the world with wisdom and skill, serve their families, friends, and communities, and be good representatives of Christ and the Kingdom of God.
Principal Martin takes selfie with Board of Trustees, Staff & Coaches during his Welcome Reception!
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THANK YOU, CAM NEWTON!
Arlington Christian School is proud to salute Cam Newton for hosting such a phenomenal
2020 Enrichment One Summer Camp on our campus for South Fulton County students here at Arlington!
We applaud the great work you accomplished and look forward to continued endeavors to positively empower and encourage our scholars and community!