Service tasks with structured opportunities link to our core values.
We are committed to caring.
Students are asked to recognize and respond to needs, sacrifice and share, then reflect about their experiences helping others.
ATS represented the state of Virginia, one of 50 schools from across the nation chosen for Operation Caring Classroom, to show support for the children of military families. The Armed Forces Foundation sponsored the initiative. Students throughout our school participated in activities such as writing letters to children of military families and veterans, working cross word puzzles and creating art projects. In addition, the teachers were provided rulers, magnets, flags, posters, and books to share with students. Our school counselors received pamphlets on how to work with and support children of military families, active duty and reserve. In keeping with the Foundation’s tradition of supporting the morale, welfare, and the quality of life of the U.S. armed forces community, the foundation believes that children of military families deserve just as much recognition and support as their active duty parent/s. Located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the Armed Forces Foundation came into existence in 2001 and has been recognized by President Bush for their dedication and support for the military community, especially their families.