We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors…

2 Corinthians 5:20

Christian School

The ACS culture operates on these core values:


We structure ACS with student experience in mind. School can and should be an oasis in this chaotic culture.



We hold to the principle that truth is objective and should be earnestly sought and defended.


We hold moral character in the highest regard. We reward work ethic, initiative, discipline, and hustle.


We empower students to follow their unique gifts and promote a variety of successful paths after graduation.

Teenagers are hurting. They are the most depressed, anxious, lonely, and confused generation on record; adrift without an anchor. The pillars of Ambassador Christian address their deepest needs to support happier, healthier students.

Families are looking for alternatives to failing schools, overcrowded schools, wait-listed schools, and too few Christian schools. The voucher program is on the move, expected to launch in 2024, and will dramatically increase the demand for Christian education. ACS, with an eventual capacity of 1,000 students, stands ready to meet the need.

ACS is Different

​Until now families had to choose between the faith-based education of small Christian schools and the extra-curriculars and amenities of large public schools. There is no longer a dilemma. ACS offers both.

A full athletic program

An Arts Concentration for visual, digital, and performing arts

18 AP course offerings

A large student body to support a range of social experiences

industrial arts electives and technical concentrations in the Workmanship Center

Calling prep curriculum to help students discover God’s unique design for their lives

We are now accepting 9th, 10th, and 11th grade applications for the 2024-25 school year. Please visit our admissions page for more information.


Become a Lion! We are now accepting applications for the 24/25 school year


Join the staff and teachers at a one-of-a-kind school. Apply beginning October 25th, 2023.

Meet the Current Board of Trustees


Melissa Gibbs


MS in Marriage & Family Therapy, MA in School Counseling; founding and 25-year member of LKN Young Life; current board member of Youth for Tomorrow Foundation and Bridging the Gap Foundation supporting Charlotte Urban Young Life; widow of the late JD Gibbs, President of Joe Gibbs Racing.

Nicole Bryan


JD from Campbell University School of Law, MA in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary, currently pursuing PhD in Education from Liberty University; officer and board member of Lysa TerKeurst’s Haven Place Ministries; co-founder of Vandiver & Bryan, PLLC; former middle and high school teacher; Huntersville native.

Mark Davis

BA from Northwestern and M.Ed. from University of South FL; recently retired head of school at Covenant Day with 33 years’ experience in Christian schools; served as chair of Christian Schools International; high school basketball coach; Big Brother program participant.

Benjie Guion

BS from Chapel Hill; 25 years in banking industry as CFO for three banks; co-founder of New Dominion bank; recently retired CFO of GIACT Systems; 27-year volunteer with Young Life and founding member of Cabarrus County Young Life; Charlotte native.

Rick Handford

BS from Furman University; 45 years in the construction industry; licensed general contractor; recently retired president of Myers & Chapman; member of Rotary Club, Charlotte Economics Club, Hillsdale College President’s Club, and Renaissance Executive Forum.

Fred Waite

Founder and CEO of five companies in the technology, insurance, manufacturing, and financial services sectors; accomplished speaker and guest on several major TV network business programs; former US Army member and board member of USO.

Karen Bentley

Master of Healthcare Admin. from UNC Chapel Hill with 3 decades of leadership in the healthcare sector; former member of Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners; currently operating Bentley Consulting Group, specializing in strategy and operations for small business and donor engagement for political candidates. Karen also serves on the board of LKN Chamber of Commerce.

Join us for a construction update and tour of Campus April 28th, at 3:00 p.m.