The Center for Academic Success is pleased to announce many of its schools are starting the school year with A ratings for our performance last year! Congratulations to our many hard working teachers, staff, students, and parents for an outstanding year of growth! To read more about the individual school ratings, please visit the AZ Report Card site here.
Wednesday, August 6th marks the first day of school for the Sierra Vista campuses with the Douglas campuses starting Tuesday, August 5th. The school day begins at 8:00 am! We can’t wait to get the year off to a great start!
CAS is excitedly planning for back to school as we prepare to welcome one of our largest ever enrollments for the 2014-15 school year. We’ve started off the summer right with fun back to school events at the local mall and at Fort Huachuca. Parents — please remember CAS supplies all required school items. Students grades K-5 may carry a backpack. Older students may carry a zip binder.
For all our families, our open house will be held Monday, August 4th from 2-6pm. This is a fun time to meet your teachers, see the classrooms, and get students ready for the new year. Parents and students are strongly encouraged to attend as class schedules, After CARE enrollment, and Parent Portal enrollment will be available.
The first day of school is Wednesday, August 6th. We can’t wait to see everyone again and start our best year ever.
What do nationally-recognized programs like Project Lead the Way, The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation, The Science Foundation Arizona, and The US Air Force Association’s Cyber Patriot Program all have in common? CAS has partnered with all of them and is excited to provide the best in STEM education for Cochise County high school students.
Visit our high school page here to learn more about our engineering and IT/cyber security programs for the 2014-15 school year.
May 26th, 2014 — A packed house of family and friends were charmed by the CAS Preschool promotion ceremony themed, “A Night at the Oscars”. Students happily showcased what they had learned throughout the year and demonstrated the great fun and family-bond that develops at CAS. Please visit our Preschool page by clicking here to learn more about this and other great activities we have for our little ones.
CAS High School’s 2014 commencement ceremony took place Tuesday, May 20th, 2014, at 6:00PM at the Bisbee High School Auditorium. Over forty graduates from both Sierra Vista and Bisbee campuses participated in the event with class speakers proudly representing excellence in both personal and academic achievement. To view more pictures and read more about our commencement, please click here for Sierra Vista and here for Douglas.
The May edition of the high school newspaper, The CAS Chronicle, is now available both at school and online. Click on the link here to read it or any of the other spring editions of the CAS newspaper. Thanks to the newspaper staff and advisor, Ms. Sarah Burton, for doing an excellent job with the paper this year.
The Center for Academic Success announces its intention to submit applications for the 2015 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant for its elementary school sites in Sierra Vista and Douglas, Arizona. These schools have received 21st CCLC grants for the past five years and have successfully operated community learning center programs with these funds, benefitting hundreds of students with quality before and after school programs and summer programs, free of charge.
Hands-on learning is vital to the growth of little minds, and CAS Preschool took advantage of the changing season to provide opportunities for creativity and learning for our students. Students participated in CAS’s annual Easter egg hunt, planted spring flowers, and made peanut bird feeders. Teachers also discussed ecology and simple switches for better sustainability such as setting lights on a timer and using reusable instead of disposable choices.
To read more about these events and other Preschool activities, click here.
The Center for Academic Success will host its fourth blood drive this year on May 14th, 2014, from 10 am – 2 pm at the Sierra Vista campus. The event is open to the public. Partnering with the American Red Cross, CAS participates in blood drives as an important way to foster community involvement in our students and to raise awareness for diseases which can be cured or abated with blood transfusions. In the past, CAS has been recognized by the American Red Cross for its outstanding participation in this critical-need area. To participate, please contact the high school office at 520-439-3500 and sign up for your appointment time. Walk-ins will also be accepted during the event as space allows. Please bring photo ID, blood donor card (if applicable) and be prepared to answer some minor medical questions. Students ages 16-18 may participate only with parental consent. Please download the consent form here. For more information about how to volunteer with the American Red Cross or ways blood donations save lives, please visit the local chapter’s website, here.