CAS High School and Middle School continues their strong STEM focuses with new programs and ongoing partnerships for the 2015 school year including a $20,000 technology enhancement by Arizona’s 21st Century CCLC and over $35,000 from the Science Foundation Arizona.
The CAS Engineering Lab — which houses its very popular engineering curriculum — was generously provided in Memory of Joyce Marley Corrigan, with Funding from The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation and Science Foundation Arizona. Continuing partnerships have enabled CAS’s success in engineering, technology, and robotics. CAS’s engineering program led by Mr. Oh! is a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Curriculum which is among the nation’s top high school engineering programs. In 2015, CAS begins its second year with PLTW with both introductory and advanced engineering classes.
Additionally, Arizona 21st Century Enhancement Funds will support After CARE elective clubs such as Robotics, Introduction to Cooking, Gardening, and Environmental Sciences. Funds will purchase both consumable and durable goods such as solar ovens, robotics kits and tools, and garden fencing.
Finally, CAS is excited to launch a new program in IT/Cyber Security beginning in the 2014-15 school year. Eligible students participating in this track will qualify for hands-on IT training, certifications, paid IT internships, and an associates degree in Cyber Security through Cochise Community College all at no cost to the student. CAS’s partnership with the US Air Force Cyber Patriot program will further instill citizenship and honor as students learn these highly-marketable skills. To read more about the Science Foundation Arizona, Project Lead the Way, or Cyber Patriots, follow the links here: Science Foundation Arizona, Project Lead the Way, Cyber Patriots.