Fund Est. 2007
October 3, 1937 • July 7, 1977
Probably best known in Adams County for his vision which led to the creation of the Adams County Center for Educational Success (ACCES), Dr. Ken Springer’s name is associated with both the school and a scholarship to aid students who have attended ACCES at some point during their high school career.
After the vision was developed in 1987, Dr. Springer guided the motivated committee members to develop this alternative education option and the ACCES opened in 1988. Originally just for Bellmont students, the program was opened to students from Adams Central in 1993 and South Adams in the 1995.
Officially titled the Dr. Ken Springer ACCES Alternative School in 1996, it has provided services to over 500 students since its inception. Of those, approximately 140 have received diplomas by achieving the necessary graduation requirements and an additional 74 have received their GED, while many other students have made the necessary changes that enabled them to return to their regular high school and successfully complete their high school careers.
Married to Nancy Lybarger in 1957, Dr. and Mrs. Springer have three children: Kim, Tim, and Kent. Established by Dr. Springer’s family, this Scholarship Fund was established to provide an award to students who have attended ACCESS school and plan to pursue additional educational pursuits.