About 50+ elementary and middle school students are preparing for the school wide spelling bee, to be held Friday, December 13, at 10 a.m. in the school cafeteria. The winner of the spelling bee will go on to compete in the county spelling bee to be held in February at Cochise College. Family is encouraged to attend to cheer on your CAS bee!
In an ongoing partnership with The American Red Cross, The Center for Academic Success held its November blood drive in the administrative building and received 26 donations from students, staff, and community members. The donations will be used to save up to 78 lives. Annual blood drives are just one of the many ways CAS encourages and facilitates student community service and involvement. In fact, our seniors are required to perform 25 hours of service to local nonprofits in order to earn their diploma. Citizenship is one of our key values at CAS, and we are proud to support this worthy cause. If you’ve never given blood before or want to learn more about how you can be involved in your local area’s red cross, visit their website http://www.redcross.org/az/tucson.
Each year, the Center for Academic Success holds a Halloween costume parade as part of the holiday celebration. Families, students, staff, siblings, and teachers all participate in this school-wide event. As CAS has a small, closed campus, students of all ages practice interacting with each other on festive occasions fostering a greater sense of community and brotherhood. The candy and other treats are an added bonus. Additional pictures can be found on our Facebook page and on individual school pages on the CAS website www.casschools.com
As part of the Center for Academic Success’ ongoing efforts to make all subjects accessible and fun for students, CAS partnered with the Arizona Diamondbacks and The University of Arizona to present The Science of Baseball, a STEM program centering on science and math in baseball. The program, created by U of A associate professor Ricardo Valerdi, has already reached over 2,000 students, and CAS has been proud to integrate it into elementary and middle school math and science curriculums. Last May, CAS held a kick-off event with the Arizona Diamondbacks (see article on elementary and middle school pages) and continues to use sports and other real-world events to instill a love of learning these subjects. To read the full article by The Arizona Daily Star, please visit the link here.
The Center for Academic Success is proud to be part of the nation’s top high school engineering programs, Project Lead The Way (PLTW) which has been nationally recognized as one of just four high-quality STEM programs that are immediately scalable on a national level. Of the four programs selected, PLTW is the only in-school STEM curricular program for elementary, middle, and high school students and the only program offering a comprehensive professional development model for teachers. CAS began offering PLTW courses this school year starting with the Introduction to Engineering Design course being taught by Mr. Oh!
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The Center for Academic Success is a tuition-free charter school with campuses in both Sierra Vista and Douglas Arizona. Our highly qualified teachers believe in small class sizes and individualized instruction utilizing modern technology in order to help each of our students succeed. We offer a safe and secure environment for your child, free before and after care enrichment programs, and free full hot, nutritious breakfast and lunches for all our students. CAS schools are recognized by the state as performing-plus and have a proven track record of success.
CAS is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year. Wondering if CAS could be right for your student? Call or Stop-in today. We’d love to discuss enrollment possibilities with you.
Mission Statement: To provide a safe, secure basic skills environment where ALL students achieve sufficiently to insure success at the next level as they become responsible citizens.
How does CAS Compare to Other Local Schools?
We do well on standardized test scores, offer small class sizes, and have an average daily attendance rate of 96%. To view our AIMS scores by subject and year, please visit Arizona Department of Education’s AIMS comparison reports. For more information on our district’s graduation rates and the new Arizona school letter grade reports, please view the Arizona Department of Education Report Cards.