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NOTICE OF INTENT TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR THE 2019-20 21ST CCLC GRANT

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR THE 2019-20 21ST CENTURY COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTERS (CCLC) GRANT

In accordance with the application instructions from the Arizona Department of Education, the Center for Academic Success, Inc. submits a public notice to the community of Cochise County its intent to apply for the 2019-20 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Grant for public schools to be served in the aforementioned areas.

The purpose of the 21st CCLC Program, as described in federal statute, is to provide opportunities for communities to establish or expand activities that focus on:

  1. Improving academic achievement of students
  2. Enrichment activities and services that reinforce and complement the academic program, and
  3. Active and meaningful opportunities for adult family members of students to engage in their children’s education.

The deadline for the application is May 6, 2019.

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Federal Grants Office
Center for Academic Success, Inc.
Sierra Vista, Arizona | Douglas, Arizona
May 2, 2019

 

Notice of Intent (PDF)

A.R.S. 15-903 Teacher Salary Increase

Center for Academic Success is announcing an increase for teachers’ salaries for the 2019-2020 school year.

A.R.S. 15-903

Average salary of all teachers employed in budget year 2020 $43,784
Average salary of all teachers employed in prior year 2019 $40,856
Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year 2019 $2,928
Percentage increase 7.2%

Please note:  We define Teachers as those eligible to be included in the Charter School AFR Teacher Count.  Salary amounts shown include base pay, Instructional Improvement, and Proposition 301.  Salaries do not include extra duty pay for before/after school programs or summer school.

Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2018 $37,868
Total percentage increase in average teacher salary since FY 2018 15.6%

In addition, CAS continues to ensure that our teachers have no out-of-pocket costs by covering all classroom supplies and expenses.

We would like to thank all of our teachers at the Center for Academic Success for everything they do to support our students.  Your care and efforts make a difference every day.  Thank you.

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CAS Dress Code Policy

Before you dash to the store to pick out that perfect, new “back to school” outfit, please take a moment to read through our dress code policy below. 

DRESS CODE (K-8)

A dress code creates an environment that is free of distractions and encourages appropriate behavior so that students may excel academically.  Students at CAS will be expected to conform to a uniform dress code.  This uniform shall consist of a solid red, white, or navy blue polo shirt, and khaki or denim pants, shorts, or skirts.

Tops: Red, White, or Navy Blue (solid colors only)

Short or long-sleeved collared polo shirt, with no pockets, in the approved uniform colors.

Plain, red, white, or navy blue long-sleeved shirts/t-shirts may be worn under the polo shirt during the winter months.  The shirt/t-shirt must be appropriately sized and must not extend beyond the hem of the polo shirt.

Only one polo shirt at a time may be worn.

A light-weight, front-zippered jacket may be worn inside the buildings; however, the jacket must remain unzipped and open while inside.  NO SWEATSHIRTS MAY BE WORN.

Bottoms:  Blue jeans, Black, or Khaki/Tan:

Jeans, straight-legged trousers, shorts, and skirts in the approved colors are permitted.

All bottoms must be in good condition and hemmed (not frayed, ripped, cutoff, or containing holes).  Pants/shorts must fit at the waist.  Shorts, skorts, and skirts are to be no shorter than finger-tip length.

Not Permitted: 

  • Cargo pants/shorts
  • Joggers (sweatpants), jeggings, leggings, yoga style pants
  • Pullover sweat shirts
  • Lace, see-through clothing
  • Leather or leather type material
  • Sagging or oversized pants

Coats/Jackets:

Heavy coats/jackets do not have to follow the uniform colors and are to be worn outside of the building.  Heavy coats/jackets are not to be worn during classes.

Trench coats are not permitted.

Hats and Scarves:

Hats/head gear may be worn outside with the brim/beak facing forward.  Scarves may not be worn due to safety.

Shoes:

Students may not wear open-toed shoes due to safety concerns.  Shoes with laces must be fully laced up and tied.  The same applies to Velcro strap fasteners.

Accessories:

  • No sunglasses are to be worn inside the building unless medically prescribed.
  • No bandanas or bandana print headgear, or du-rags of any kind may be worn on campus at any time or at any school sponsored activity.
  • Any item of clothing that contains metal studs or simulated studs of any type is prohibited.
  • Lanyards are to be worn around the neck or tucked entirely into a pocket.

Students appearing on school grounds in violation of the dress code policy will be counseled and may be asked to change into appropriate clothing.  For the first offense, the parents will be notified and the student will remain in class so long as the clothing is not disruptive to class learning.  On the occasion that the clothing is disruptive to class, the student will be removed from the classroom and the parents will be required to bring a change of clothes for the student.  After the second offense, the parents and student will have a conference with the Administration.  Following the third offense, the parents will be notified and the student will be given in-school suspension for multiple days or will be required to be picked up by the parent or guardian.

Since student attire trends change, the previous lists will be updated and communicated, as needed, in order to ensure an appropriate and safe school setting.  Decisions regarding the appropriateness of clothing will be handled by the Administration.

 

DRESS CODE (High School)

A good school-learning environment is created when students have an appropriate, well-groomed appearance and conduct themselves properly.  Anything that tends to detract from this environment is unacceptable.  The following guidelines shall apply to all regular school activities:

  • Sunglasses, hats, caps and other head coverings shall not be worn indoors. Only medically/religiously required headgear, approved by the principal, may be worn indoors.  Sun-protective clothing must comply with District and school site dress and grooming standards.
  • Clothes shall conceal undergarments at all times. See-through or fishnet fabrics, halter tops, off-the-shoulder or low-cut tops, and bare midriffs (showing the stomach) are prohibited.  Skirts or shorts shorter than 4-inches above the top of the knee are prohibited.  Swimwear, pajamas, nightgowns, and blankets are not appropriate school wear.
  • Pants with holes, rips, or tears that are more than 4-inches above the top of the knee are prohibited.
  • Clothing or accessories that advertise such substances as alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, or utilizes double play on words, obscenities, profanity, is gang-related, or is suggestive in any way are prohibited.
  • Clothing or accessories that depict illegal actions or use of fire-arms may not be worn.
  • Trench coats are prohibited.
  • Jewelry which poses a threat to the health and safety of students or which by its size or appearance is distracting in the learning environment (i.e., jewelry with sharp edges or which is so long or dangling as to pose a safety hazard).
  • Shoes must be worn at all times.
  • All tops must have a minimum of two fingers-width of material over the shoulder and must conceal undergarments. Sleeve openings can hang no more than 2-inches below the armpit.
  • Hooded sweatshirts and jackets must be worn with hoods down.
  • Exposed lanyards and chains hanging from the waist area are prohibited.

Students appearing on school grounds in violation of the dress policy will be counseled and given a first warning.  Repeat offenders will be sent home, as appropriate, in order to change clothes and dress properly for school.  Students may initially be counseled by the teacher with a follow up referral.  A student who willfully and continuously violates the policy may be subject to suspension.

Since student attire trends change, the previous lists will be updated and communicated as needed in order to ensure an appropriate and safe school setting.

Decisions regarding the appropriateness of clothing will be handled by the staff and/or administration.

 

Thank you,

CAS Administration

Solar Go Kart Team Stars in Documentary

Check out this behind the scenes look at our 2017-18 Solar Go Kart Team in action!
(Film credit goes to local business sponsor Arizona Electric Power Cooperative )