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STEM Women’s Empowerment Breakfast

Today a group of our MS students got to go to the science center for a STEM Women’s Empowerment Breakfast sponsored by the YWCA. This event can be described in words: some really good food and great speakers who gave really powerful messages to our young ladies! You can also see us on the news.

ACA Student Recognized at the Surprise AZ Council Meeting

Arizona Charter Academy sixth grader Claire Avalos was recognized at the Surprise City Council meeting Sept. 6 for obtaining a perfect score on her Math AzMERIT state test for the last two years. Claire has attended Arizona Charter Academy in Surprise since kindergarden. She and her father Armando, center, a city employee, accepted the recognition along with the council members

New Cross Country Running Program

Two mornings a week, 16 students from Arizona Charter Academy (ACA) in Surprise gathers at Surprise Park with their coaches for cross country practice. The group also meets four afternoons a week, overcoming the warm temperatures to practice running together. The 16 students, who are in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades, are all members of the new cross country running program that was recently launched at the school. Alyssa Wieser, a middle school English teacher at ACA and the girls’ cross country coach, said she and her husband Robert Wieser met with Principal Heather Henderson last year about forming girls’ and boys’ cross country teams. “We had a conversation about the tenacity and

After School Clubs

We are so excited to offer such a wide variety of after school clubs as part of our 21st Century program this school year. Many of our staff members are offering their wide array of talents in order to give our students unique opportunities and as a way to create interest in topics not taught during the regular school day. We have over 100 Kindergarten through 8th-grade students participating in the program. This semester, for our third and fourth graders, we are offering: Mind Games focusing on chess and logic puzzles, Crafts Club, Sports Club and Humor Writes, a program meant to bolster creativity and confidence through improvisation games and creative writing. For our 5th through 8th grad

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