What makes CASA different than other other schools?
At CASA Academy, the road to college starts in kindergarten. From the first day of school, CASA Academy staff hold high expectations for all scholars. Teachers 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 focuses on Phoenix’s youngest learners, providing instruction that is targeted to their developmental and intellectual needs.
The Best Teachers
CASA Academy’s teachers are hired from across the United States and are selected after an intensive interview process which includes a phone screening, multiple in-person interviews, a demo lesson and data analysis. This year, CASA Academy accepted less than 10% of teacher applicants. All teachers will hold a Bachelor’s Degree and are Highly Qualified.
All instruction at CASA Academy is 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.
It is not enough to be smart; scholars must have strong social skills to succeed in life as well. CASA Academy explicitly teaches the skills necessary for scholars to maintain strong character and maintains 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 are 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 teachers contact every scholar's family on a weekly basis. In addition, the Director of Students and Operations is available to meet with families whenever the need arises.
A School Calendar that Works
CASA Academy has an extended school day and operates on a 200 day, year round calendar. This provides longer periods of instruction (over 400 extra hours of instruction per year), and prevents scholars from forgetting information during a long summer break.
CASA Academy does not discriminate in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its services, programs and activities, on the basis of race, color or national origin, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI); on the basis of sex, in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; on the basis of disability, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA); on the basis of age, in accordance with the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1974 (ADEA), or on the basis of pregnancy status in accordance with the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978. In addition, no person shall be discriminated against in admission to the school on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age, or ancestry. Finally, no person shall be discriminated against in obtaining the advantages, privileges, or access to the courses of study offered by the school on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation.