To provide a junior high boarding/day school experience in which the simple rural lifestyle, small academic classes, extensive electives, a challenging outdoor program, daily work projects, consensus decision making, and an emphasis on a staff/student community make it particularly suited to the needs of early adolescence.
To provide adults in Henderson County the English communication and literacy skills they need to reach their full potential as individuals, parents, workers, and citizens.
To help writers improve their craft and realize their writing goals
To enhance the quality of life of citizens of the Westend Community and the City of Durham through education, community development, health care, job training, and human enrichment, especially targeting youth and the elderly.
To promote healthy lifestyles through multi-media programs in dental, drug, family life, general health, and nutrition education for preschool, school-age, and adult groups in North Carolina.
To improve literacy by providing free, individualized tutoring services to residents of Craven, Jones and Pamlico Counties.
To provide quality healthcare education through the family medicine center/residency program and continuing education for healthcare professionals.
To tutor undereducated adults in reading, writing and life skills and English as a second language.
To aid students with a demonstrated financial need in reaching their educational goals, while supporting the mission of ACC.