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School Tax Credit Now Available

Did you know… 
Arizona State Law offers an Income Tax Credit for donations made to public charter schools in support of extracurricular activities or character education programs.

What it is… 
A Tax Credit is a dollar-for-dollar amount that may be subtracted from a taxpayer’s state income tax. Individuals may contribute up to $200, and couples filing jointly may contribute as much as $400.
The best part is you don’t have to have a child enrolled in our school to participate! So, please spread the word!

How to donate… 
It’s easy! Fill out the tax credit form (found here:  https://casschoolsdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/cas-school-tax-credit-pamphlet-2017.pdf), include a check to the school of your choice, and deliver it to 900 Carmelita Drive, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635. 

CAS is grateful for your support and wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Next Week is Spirit Week at CAS!

Students are invited to dress for the wild and wacky theme of the day in celebration of Spirit Week, October 23 – 31.    

Sierra Vista PD Brings Swift Close to Social Media Threats

CAS, Center for Academic Success, Sierra Vista AZOn Sunday, April 26th a sixteen year old male anonymously posted a message on social which included a threat of violence against Sierra Vista schools and the mall. The Sierra Vista Police Department as well as the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office immediately began investigating the threat and had apprehended the juvenile who allegedly posted the threats by approximately 8:30 Sunday evening. The threats are now considered to be a hoax with no credible evidence of planned attacks or accomplices coming to light.

In an official press release Sunday evening Sheriff Dannels stated, “the hard work and dedicated effort by both the Sierra Vista PD and Sheriff’s Office staff in this incident confirms that shared intelligence in a streamlined and collaborated effort brings greater efficiency to any criminal investigation. It is also with the invaluable input from the public that we were able to bring swift closure in such a serious incident. Our deepest appreciation to all of those who contributed to this success.”

In an exercise of an abundance of caution, local police also provided extra security at all Sierra Vista schools on Monday morning. CAS had a uniformed officer patrolling the campus and interacting with classes throughout the school day and into after care on Monday. Increased police presence will occur throughout the remainder of the week as the police continue their investigations.

By Monday April 27th at 12:30, law enforcement officials had confirmed that the 16-year-old acted alone with his hoax threats. However, many students and parents had elected not to attend school on Monday. CAS saw about a 25% absenteeism rate, significantly higher than other school days.

CAS treats these threats very seriously, and the safety of our students, faculty and staff is of the utmost importance. Further, CAS would like to thank the Sierra Vista police for its swift actions and constant communication bringing this emotional issue to a close.

Environment Science Class Conducts Water Quality Study

SAM_0939CAS believes that hands-on, active learning is often the best learning and CAS’s science classes are no exception. Environmental science classes at CAS High School provide a rich, interactive field of study. Recently, our high school environmental science students visited the San Pedro River Valley as part of a longitudinal water quality study.

Participants used computers, PH readers, and organic particulate spectrometers to evaluate water quality. SAM_0933Later, students will also journey to Parker Canyon Lake to conduct similar research. Students will then correlate data and revisit both bodies of water monthly analyzing data trends.

For more information about CAS Environmental Science classes contact Mr. Oh!, science department head.