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Striking the right chord in education - ACAA

Posted On: 2017-11-14 08:47 AM
From AzCentral.com...

One student shows an aptitude for music. Another loves to dance. Both feel an undeniable pull toward the arts, but aren't finding the resources they need at traditional public schools. That's where Arizona Conservatory for Arts and Academics steps in.
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ACAA Elementary Apex Fun Run 2017

Posted On: 2017-10-26 12:49 PM
Our Apex Fun Run #funreel makes us so proud to be Gnomes!!! This is our second annual fun run, and our students' and parent volunteers' enthusiasm really gave flight to everyone's spirits and legs.
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Arizona school grades: F-rated charter schools could close

Posted On: 2017-10-11 03:37 PM
From ABC15.com...

This week the State Board of Education released new A-F letter grades for more than 1,800 schools across Arizona. The ratings are based on standardized test scores, improvement in those scores, student attendance rates and other factors.
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Arizona School Grades for 2017 Partially Released

Posted On: 2017-10-09 08:56 AM
Arizona's new A-F Accountability System was designed to empower schools to achieve and increase success for their students. The system provides all publicly funded schools with feedback on areas of strength and those that may need additional focus.
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Photo courtesy of Adam Berger
Photo courtesy of Adam Berger

ACAA's The Wedding Singer wins 5 NYA Awards!

Posted On: 2017-09-05 09:25 AM
National Youth Arts presented their 12th Annual Theatre Awards, and ACAA received five awards for last year's musical "The Wedding Singer" for Outstanding Lead Actress and Actor, Outstanding Supporting Actress and Actress and Outstanding Ensemble.
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Two ACAA students dance the day away at a school performance.
Two ACAA students dance the day away at a school performance.

Arizona charter school immerses students in arts education

Posted On: 2017-05-02 01:09 PM
From AZCentral.com...

ACAA, a K-12 charter school in Phoenix, allows students to study piano, band, orchestra, voice, guitar, theater, dance and visual arts, all while also taking traditional classes such as math, science, social studies and foreign languages.
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Photo courtesy of Christopher Lalley
Photo courtesy of Christopher Lalley

Arts Integration in Full Integration at ACAA Elementary

Posted On: 2016-10-13 02:32 PM
Robert Daniels aka Flip Side has been merging poetry and theatre since 2005. His mission is dedicated to promoting, supporting, and enhancing the oral tradition artistry of poetry and spoken word movements of the African diaspora.
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Photo courtesy of Tamara Becker
Photo courtesy of Tamara Becker

First Edkey Professional Development Day of 2016-2017 School Year

Posted On: 2016-09-06 12:13 PM
On August 26, Edkey staff came together for the first Professional Development Day of the school year. After an opening address by Edkey CEO, Mark Plitzuweit, teachers met with site-based teams and grade level PLC's to discuss data and student outcomes.
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Photo courtesy of Adam Berger
Photo courtesy of Adam Berger

ACAA's CARRIE Wins 3 NYA Awards

Posted On: 2016-08-29 01:27 PM
National Youth Arts presented their 11th Annual Theatre Awards, and Arizona Conservatory for Arts and Academics received three awards for last year's musical "Carrie."
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Photo Courtesy of Christopher Lalley
Photo Courtesy of Christopher Lalley

Arizona Cardinals DE Calais Campbell Visits ACAA

Posted On: 2016-04-18 08:51 AM
Calias Campbell defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals provided some really inspiring, motivational messages to the Fuel Up to Play 60 students at Arizona Conservatory for Arts & Academics Elementary (ACAA Elementary) on Thursday, April 14, 2016.
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What you need to know about Prop 123

Posted On: 2016-03-29 09:41 AM
This article will hope to give you all of the information you need on Arizona Proposition 123 up for vote in a special election this May 17. Prop 123 adds education funding to K-12 students and settles a lawsuit between the legislature and public schools.
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Use Your Fry's Card to Support Our Schools

Posted On: 2016-03-23 09:49 AM
You can now support our school by linking us to your Fry's Grocery Store card. Follow the steps outlined below to link your Fry's Card to us and a small percentage of your purchases will be donated to our school.
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ACAA Raises $2,134 for the American Heart Association

Posted On: 2016-03-15 08:35 AM
ACAA participated in the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser for the 4th year in a row and we collected $2134.57 to support the American Heart Association. Thank you again Coach Lasswell for leading this great cause. All your hard work is very much appreciated
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Mark Plitzuweit named New EdKey CEO

Posted On: 2016-02-24 04:43 PM
After a comprehensive search for a new CEO, EdKey's Board President, Mary Giffords, is proud to announce that our new CEO is Mark Plitzuweit. Read the full statement for more information on our new chief executive officer.
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Make an ECA Donation

Posted On: 2015-12-14 09:25 AM
Don't miss your chance to support students and possibly lower your tax bill. Make an ECA tax credit donation to Sequoia Charter Schools and change a student's life. Every dollar goes toward extracurricular activities, and you may choose which school or pr
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Photo Courtesy of Christopher Lalley
Photo Courtesy of Christopher Lalley

Fuel Up to Play 60 Arizona Turkey Trot

Posted On: 2015-11-30 02:44 PM
Students trotted for their health for an hour, each time the participant finished a lap they would receive a healthy feather on their Turkey Trot hat. Many accumulated over 15 feathers. Following the trot there were healthy snacks with carrots, celery
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Parents Right to Know Notification

Posted On: 2015-09-23 10:53 AM
We are pleased to notify you that in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, you have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child's teacher. Please read the letter for the complete information on
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Photo By Adam Berger

ACAA's Sweeney Todd Wins Three NYA Awards

Posted On: 2015-09-04 11:24 AM
National Youth Arts presented their 10th Annual Theatre Awards, and Arizona Conservatory for Arts and Academics received three awards for last year's musical "Sweeney Todd." The winners are as follows: Outstanding Lead Actor: Conner Morley, Outstanding
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ACAA Elementary Service Learning Project

Posted On: 2014-04-30
Miss Jenkins’ second grade classroom has participated in an ongoing service learning project this school year involving compassion, volunteerism, and giving to the less fortunate. The students were pen pal letters with the second grade classroom at
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ACAA Raises $915 for American Heart Association

Posted On: 2014-04-09
The Arizona Conservatory for Arts & Academics Elementary collected $915 to support the American Heart Association. Thank you Coach Lasswell for leading this great cause. All your hard work is very much appreciated. ...
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ACAA Elementary Art & Fashion Show

Posted On: 2014-03-03
ACAA Elementary is proud to announce the 2nd annual art show.  As an added bonus the 4th through 6th grades will be holding a fashion show in the elementary MPR during the art show.   Date: Wednesday March 26th Time: 6:30...
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2014 New Enrollemnt Open House

Posted On: 2014-02-19
The dates have been set, and we would love to meet you. Once again Arizona Conservatory for Arts and Academics is opening the house (both houses actually) to meet and greet families who are interested in en...
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Fall Bus Routes Revised

Posted On: 2013-10-04
The Transportation Department has made some minor adjustments to our bus routes. Please take a moment to look o...
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ACAA website has upgraded to version 2.2

Posted On: 2013-06-13
In response to a growing school and a growing interest in information about it, we are pleased to launch the latest and greatest incarnation of the ACAA website. The main feature of this transfor...
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Celebrate a Decade of ACAA

Posted On: 2013-03-13
Help the PTSA celebrate a huge milestone for our school. We have been enriching the lives of our students for 10 years! As pa...
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Academic Decathlon's First Competition Is a Success

Posted On: 2013-02-04
ACAA's Academic Decathlon team participated in it's first ever competition on February 1st and 2nd at Barry Goldwater High School. They finished 5th in the Super Quiz team event and 16th overall. These achievements earned them the Rookie of the Year award
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ACAA Choir Performs at D-Backs Choir Night

Posted On: 2012-08-27
On August 25th, the Arizona Diamondbacks hosted their 4th annual Choir Night at Chase Field. School choirs from across the Valley were in attendance and joined together on the field to perform the National Anthem before the game. ...
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Mr. Lalley on Arizona Midday

Posted On: 2012-01-11
ACAA Principal Christopher Lalley stopped by Arizona Midday to talk about ACAA's expansion, its student base, and its core values.  ...
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