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CAS Elementary Students Learn about Electricity Safety through Magic Presentation

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Kinder and first graders assist with the magic show.

21 April — Chris Dixon, a national presenter and magician — performed at the CAS cafeteria for grades k-3 to teach students about electrical safety in a memorable, entertaining way. The presentation was made possible and sponsored by the Sulfur Springs Valley Electrical Co-op and offered at no cost to CAS schools.

Dixon wowed the crowd with disappearing and reappearing coins, magical scarves, and a drawing that came to life all while reinforcing safety with electricity. Students learned why electricity and water never mix, how to act safely around power lines, and why plugs are the only things that go into electrical outlets.

CAS would like to thank both Mr. Dixon and the Sulfur Springs Valley Electrical Co-op for making this fun and important presentation possible.

CAS Douglas Students Attend Youth Leadership Conference March 13, 14

Group photo CAS Douglas school Center for Academic SuccessSeveral students from CAS High School attended the Youth Leadership Conference in Somerton, AZ on March 13 and 14th.  Students from Cocopah, San Luis, and Somerton attended the conference which was themed “The Courage to Speak.”

Students and chaperones from CAS Douglas pose for a group photo at leadership conference.

Students and chaperones from CAS Douglas pose for a group photo at leadership conference.

The theme centered around helping students become encouraged to speak their opinions and to exercise leadership within their schools and local communities.  There was a reception and dinner on the first night.  Main speakers and breakout sessions continued on Saturday with a Comic Festival at the end of the day. The students learned a lot about student leadership and activism and had a great time.

Dual Enrollment Student Receive Scholarship from Cochise Community College

Brandy S. enrolls at Cochise College, experiencing what it's like to be a college student for the first time.

Brandy S. enrolls at Cochise College, experiencing what it’s like to be a college student for the first time.

In addition to great high school electives like Engineering, Film Studies, Journalism, and Internet Technologies, CAS offers qualifying juniors and seniors a chance to take courses with Cochise County Community College for reverse and dual credit.

One course — CPD 150 — is offered right on CAS’s campus taught by Mr. Julian Barkley.  Thanks to a partnership between the two schools, students pay a reduced fee and are eligible for tuition reimbursement by maintaining an A or B average in the course.  Recently, several students received their Cochise College student identification cards and took a brief tour of the campus including the library, several academic buildings, instructors’ office locations, the college fitness center and the student union.

The students were accompanied by Mr. Barkley, Ms. McKay, and Mrs. Heather Skattebo, Brandy’s mother. Thanks to Cochise for partnering with CAS to offer the best in quality education for our Cochise County students.

CAS Engineering & Cyber Security Programs Partner with Key Leaders

pltw_logo_finalWhat 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. SFAZ

Visit our high school page here to learn more about our engineering and IT/cyber security programs for the 2014-15 school year.