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Now Accepting New Students!

The Center for Academic Success is now accepting applications for new students!

If you are interested in a school that promotes the well being of your child as well as academic success, check us out!

Elementary Middle School Pre enrollment form 2017 18 (2)

*Call Kathy Hall at 520-439-3518 to set up an interview

High School Pre-enrollment form 2017-2018

*Call Wendy Koop at 520-439-3500 to set up an interview

CAS opened in 1995 and is the largest running charter school in Southern Arizona. Offering 100% highly-qualified caring teaching staff, individualized instruction, and small classroom sizes, we make sure all of our students get the quality education they deserve.

We make it easy on parents by becoming partners in their child’s learning. Parents can expect regular updates on student progress and free required school supplies for each of our students. Additionally, CAS provides free hot breakfast and lunch programs, and  free “CAS CARE” programs that will have structured activities in addition to help with homework and tutoring. The programs allow us to offer parents a safe and secure environment for their children as well as an enriching and enjoyable experience for the students. This program will be available from 7:00 a.m. until the start of the school day and from the end of school until 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Is CAS a private school?

No, CAS is a public charter school offering a tuition free option for Arizona students. We have no religious affiliation, and emphasize ongoing character development and respect.

Do CAS students take standardized tests?

You bet! Our students participate in AIMS state testing and Stanford tests as a way to measure our progress and theirs. We’ve very proud of our consistently strong AIMS scores. In fact, we tend to out-score other local schools.

Does CAS offer extra-curricular activities?

Of course! Extra-curicular activities help students grow and develop. CAS offers a variety of clubs to excite our students including: robotics, gardening, tech club, and art.

Is tutoring available if my student needs help?

Absolutely! We have after-school tutoring offered daily to help our students succeed. Teachers or parents can request a student attend tutoring and many of our students take advantage of this opportunity.

What if I need to drop off my kid before school or pick him up late?

No problem. We offer FREE care for our students starting at 7:00 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. These enrichment programs give our students a safe, supervised environment before and after school at no cost or inconvenience to our parents.

Do you offer transportation? 

Unfortunately, we do not have a bus system at this time. However, our free before and after care offer more flexibility so parents can get to and from work on time.

Have a question we didn’t answer?

Contact us today! We’d love to hear from you.

Hands-on Learning Takes Center Stage at CAS Douglas Middle School

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Fifth grader proudly displays egg that survived the drop.

Students in grades 5-8 who attend the Douglas campus of CAS Middle School have recently excelled in exploratory learning and educational trips. Mrs. Alvarado’s and Mrs. Peraza’s fifth grade classes conducted an elasticity experiment with eggs constructing differing surrounds which would help the egg survive a drop off a 20-foot structure. Students then had the opportunity to test their theories with an outdoor egg drop.

6th graders pose beside their research posters.

6th graders pose beside their research posters.

The sixth grade classes also continued with project-based learning in their research projects. Students researched famous inventors such as   Alexander Graham Bell and George Eastman Kodak. Later, they recreated famous inventions so that the students could see what they looked like. All of the sixth grade students in Mrs. Robles’ science classes have been working hard on this project for the past two weeks, and projects are now on display for all students to see.

7th graders enjoy their tour of Pima Air & Space Museum

7th graders enjoy their tour of Pima Air & Space Museum

Finally, the students in Mrs. Gonzalez’s and Ms. Paredes’ 7th grade science class went on a field trip to the Pima Air and Space Museum.  The students learned about the evolution of flight and were able to walk around and look at various types of airplanes.  They saw planes that have been in various wars, as well as space.  They also toured to the Airplane Boneyard viewing hundreds of planes that were previously engaged in military efforts around the globe.

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 Students Win 1st and 3rd Place in County Youth & Engineering Science Fair

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Winner Macayla Fetting displays her third place ribbon in front of her project board.

CAS is excited to announce that two CAS students have placed in the county’s annual Youth and Engineering Science Fair (YES Fair) for their science fair projects which were submitted for judging on Monday, March 23rd, 2015.

Ethan Johnson, 7th grade, was awarded first place in the category of  Energy and Engineering for his project “Get Wired” which analyzed alternative sources of electricity.  Macayla Fetting, 7th grade, earned third place in the category of Biological Science for her project “Toothbrush Invaders”  which answered a household dilemma of the best location to minimize bacterial growth.

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Ethan Johnson poses with his first place ribbon in front of his science fair board.

Community students grades 5-12 from Sierra Vista, Bisbee, Douglas, Nogales, and Tombstone are eligible to compete in the county’s annual YES fair. Approximately 500 students attended this year’s YES! Fair as applicants or spectators. Students in grades 5-8 may compete in the categories of Energy and Engineering, Technology, Physical Science, Earth & Space Science, and Biological Science while students in grades 9-12 compete in one division only. Those selected as winners are invited to a celebratory dinner. To learn more about the YES! Fair, please visit its website at:  http://www.yesfair.com/