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ACA Science Fair 2018

In the last month of school each year, at ACA, we like to showoff our science projects! Students 1st-8th grades put their hard work on display in our gym and we invite ACA parents to come and see the volcanoes and slime and geology and more! Students interested in doing live presentations are welcome to present their hypothesis and outcomes. Some worked and some didn't, but that's science! There were over a hundred projects on display for parents and students to browse. Great work everyone!!

ACA's First Retiree

This year, ACA will be celebrating another milestone of having our first retiree! Mrs. McPeak will be retiring after being with ACA for the past 14 years! Mrs. McPeak was ACA's first Kindergarten teacher and actually 1 of her students was Emily Holdaway whom graduated from High School just last year. Emily came back for the retirement party to honor and thank Mrs. McPeak and present her with some flowers. All of ACA's staff was present for the breakfast to honor Mrs. McPeak and Mrs. Holdaway our CEO shared some very touching words as well. Over the years of service Mrs. McPeak dedicated to ACA she was a Kindergarten, 1st grade, ELL and RTI small groups teacher. When asked what about ACA made

Literacy Night at ACA

At ACA, Literacy is Life! Every year we host a number of Literacy Nights and invite our parents to come in and learn tips on helping your young reader at home. Ms. Townes our Reading Intervention teacher extraordinaire has an absolutely passion for reading and she will discuss tips as long as you'll let her! Her goal in life is to build life long love of reading in each and every ACA student and she has an EXCELLENT track record achieving this! Family nights like this Literacy Night are a part of ACA's culture. To learn more about Arizona Charter Academy, we do give campus tours throughout the year and summer, you can sign up HERE.

Lunch With Leaders Series at ACA

ACA's Lunch with Leaders program allows middle schoolers to learn from local speakers. The popular monthly program revolves around the acronym GREAT, which defines ACA’s core staff values of Grit, Redefine Possible, Expect Excellence, Accountability and Thoughtfulness Once a month at (ACA, the first 30 middle schoolers through the door of the Design Thinking Lab are served a tasty pizza lunch, which they enjoy while listening to a local business person or other leader share his or her inspirational personal story. The program, which is called Lunch with Leaders, was first launched 4 years ago, said Minette Klenner, who teaches sixth and eighth grade social studies at ACA. “The speakers are

ACA Has AMAZING Students and Staff!

Over the past week, ACA teachers welcomed our students back after being gone for a few days with BIG smiles and a ton of energy to finish the school year strong! Our staff got together to reflect on what makes ACA "Great" and then we posted those thoughts all over the hallways of the campus. Some of the resounding themes were: -ACA is a FAMILY -Amazing support staff -Great place to work -Celebrating student and staff diversity -High Expectations- No Excuses! Here are a few of the posters that have posted all around campus:

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