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Philosophy & Core Beliefs



Although there are high performing schools in Arizona, few serve low-income communities. Even fewer serve students at the primary level. Because of this, there is an urgent need for primary charter schools like CASA Academy that will ensure primary students have the option to attain an excellent education that will prepare them for college, life, and society.

Core Beliefs

We set an early foundation for future college and career success.

Before CASA opened, students in CASA’s community did not have the opportunity to attend a high performing elementary school. CASA Academy seeks to fill that void and dramatically change the life trajectory for the community’s youngest students by ensuring its students are on the path to graduation from college.

We provide a transformative education.

Research shows that students who do not read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to drop out of school than students who read on grade level. Ensuring that every student is reading on or well above grade level is transformative in that it enables students to successfully navigate through school. CASA Academy seeks to significantly alter the life paths of students in its community by providing an excellent education that sets students up to attend and graduate from high school and college.

Our scholars persevere in the face of challenges.

By ensuring that students are academically proficient or excelling, are critical thinkers, and possess strong character traits, CASA Academy sets students up for success. When students leave CASA Academy, they will have developed the grit necessary to persevere in the face of challenges. This grit will enable students to successfully complete upper elementary, middle, high school and college, and will ensure that they become citizens who contribute to their communities in positive and transformational ways.


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