What makes CASA different than other other schools?

Higher Expectations

The path to college begins in kindergarten. From the first day of school, CASA Academy staff will hold high expectations for all scholars. Teachers will consistently provide rigorous instruction to ensure that all scholars are above grade-level at the end of the year.

A Focus on the Primary Grades

CASA Academy will focus on Phoenix’s youngest learners, providing instruction that is targeted to their developmental and intellectual needs.

The Best Teachers

CASA Academy’s teachers will be hired from across the United States and will be selected after an intensive interview process. All teachers will hold a Bachelor’s Degree and will be Highly Qualified.

Authentic Approaches

All instruction at CASA Academy will be authentic, meaning that whatever taught in a lesson is taught in a way in which scholars can apply it to the real world. This allows scholars to make connections and apply their knowledge to their own experiences.

Character Education

It is not enough to be smart; scholars must have strong social skills to succeed in life as well. CASA Academy will explicitly teach the skills necessary for scholars to maintain strong character and will maintain these skills through a culture that cultivates kindness and professionalism.

Priority on Scholars and Families

The directors and staff of CASA Academy exist to serve scholars and families. All families will be provided with every staff member’s cell phone number and are encouraged to contact staff members with any needs or questions they may have. CASA Academy staff will conduct two home visits a year, contact every scholar's family on a weekly basis, and will meet with all families for Academic Parent-Teacher Team nights once a quarter. In addition, the Director of Students and Operations is available to meet with families whenever needed.

A School Calendar that Works

CASA Academy has an extended school day and will operate on a 200 day, year round calendar. This will provide longer periods of instruction, and will prevent scholars from forgetting information during a long summer break.