PURPOSE

ABC Student Development creates a holistic educational environment that encourages students to grow spiritually, physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially.

Core Values

For detailed information, check the Academic Calendar

Diversity & Inclusion
ABC is a rich learning community because of the diversity of its students. Student Development staff are committed to providing services that address diverse student needs, abilities, and cultures.
Physical Well-Being
ABC encourages each member of the PACE community to honour God with their bodies as they live out their weekly routines. We do this as we develop healthy eating habits, exercise regularly, allow ourselves adequate sleep, and practice Sabbath.
Emotional Health
Life as an adult student can be an emotionally complex journey which is why PACE students have access to our Student Development Chaplain, who provides spiritual care and referrals to community resources as needed.
Study & Community
The PACE format creates rich learning experiences and relationships as students share the journey with their peers, instructors, and ABC staff.
Intellectual Growth
Student Development works in conjunction with the Academic Dean and the Academic Services team to foster student success and offer supports where needed.
Social Development
Informal connection times between students, instructors, and staff occur each week during coffee time, as well as before and after class. PACE students are also invited to participate in events hosted by the college including the Christmas Banquet (December) and Graduation Weekend (April).
Spiritual Formation
We recognize that the PACE students live most of their lives off campus with significant family, employment, and/or ministry commitments already in place. We strive to foster an educational experience that is also spiritually formative.

Community Life

Discipline
ABC faculty and staff are united in a desire to teach, guide, and mentor students in their respective journeys towards maturity in Christ. Where discipline of students is necessary, it is intended to restore individuals to right relationship with God and the ABC community.
Student Fees
PACE students pay $40 in student fees per course. These funds go towards the costs of various services/events including: refreshments for weekly coffee times, PACE chapel, and other special events; student ID cards; PACE spiritual retreat; Christmas Banquet; and Graduation Banquet.
Orientation
To help ease this transition, all new students entering the PACE program in September and January will start with an orientation to help them understand the nature and structure of PACE, as well as the expectations and supports of formal education at ABC.
Vocational Discernment
The Life Planning Strategies course will help PACE students consider ministry and professional options in relation to personal giftedness, unique interests, and life experiences.
Harassment Policy
ABC is committed to a harassment-free environment for all our students, staff, and employees. A copy of ABC’s Harassment Policy is available in the Community Life Guide, which students receive when they begin their studies at ABC, as well as at the beginning of each new academic year.
Student Grievance Policy
The Student Grievance Policy and Procedures provide the structure for students to exercise the right of grievance between and amongst students, as well as the structure to grieve the actions of staff and instructors.