Opened in 2003, the Arizona Conservatory for Arts & Academics (ACAA) is a public, non-tuition charter school serving grades K-12. ACAA is a member of the Sequoia Schools family of schools managed by Edkey, Inc. Students attend school Monday through Thursday. ACAA’s doors are open on Fridays to offer students free tutoring for more academic support. In addition, Fridays are often used for department rehearsals. If students make poor choices, they are required to participate in an intervention program on Fridays as well.
ACAA is accredited and has consistently earned a letter grade label of “A” over the years from the Arizona Department of Education. In addition, ACAA is one of the top performing arts schools in Phoenix, Arizona. ACAA has received multiple awards for Top Performing Arts School from the Arizona Department of Education and the National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA) for Higher Performing School. NCEA identifies higher performing schools that have consistent improvement in student achievement (growth) over the most recent three years while maintaining an “exceeds” standards in state testing.