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Women in STEM

A group of ACA Integrated Academy of Studies students attended the annual "Women and Girls in STEM Leadership" breakfast at the Arizona Science Center. These are our future scientists, innovators, app developers, flying car inventors! Who knows?! The possibilities are endless for these girls. In our Integrated Academy of Studies we are always pushing for our students to find their passion and to redefine what is possible so experiences like this make a last impact. What a great opportunity for our students!

ACA CEO Athena Award Finalist

ACA is proud to announce that our very own, Melissa Holdaway, ACA's CEO, has been named as a finalist for the 2018 Athena Awards. The award is sponsored by the Greater Phoenix Chamber each year and it "recognizes exemplary Valley businesswomen who invest in their profession, community and other women, according to it's website". (Phoenix Business Journal) Mrs. Holdaway has a huge heart for ACA as she has been committed here for over 17 years. "Athena recipients meet three major criteria: leadership, mentorship and community service" which go hand in hand in hand with the very mission of ACA. (Phoenix Business Journal) We are proud of our Chief Executive Bulldog! You can see the press release

ACA Named "Best Place to Work" AGAIN!

We are very proud to announce ACA was named "Arizona's Most Admired Companies" for the 6th year! But wait! There's more! Not only that, but we won one of the spotlight awards for Workplace Culture! At ACA our Staff Values that we spend a tremendous amount of time making a part of every thing we do here revolve around the acronym G.R.E.A.T. which stands for: Grit- determined passionate and staying focused on the end goal even when things get tough Redefine Possible- We are change agents, provide hope and defy odds. We believe all students deserve to achieve their dreams and we need to close the achievement gap for children. Expect Excellence- We are mission driven, highly motivated, and maint

ACA Wins Fine Arts Grant!

ACA has been awarded almost $20,000 from the Arizona Commission on the Arts!! We were 1 in 5 schools that received this grant in the state. The grant supports school/community partnerships that strengthen teaching and learning in arts education and integration in Arizona Title I schools. We are so excited to roll out this program through our Integrated Academy of Studies by integrating the arts into some of our 6-8 Math and ELA curriculum in order to collaborate towards a full-length, fully-funded musical next summer! The grant also includes collaboration with local businesses Musical Surprise, WHAM and Shakatronics. We will use the majority of the funds to update our performance space (th

ACA Will Never Forget September 11th

All across the school today, students were learning about the tragic events of September 11th, but more than anything teachers were focusing on the real live superheros in our first responders, fire fighters and police. Kindergarten wrote letters to firefighters, as did our 3rd graders. Middle School took a deeper look into the actual 9/11 memorial and museum in New York City and even took a virtual tour using their tablets. See a recap here:

It's Book Fair Week!

We are excited for our first Scholastic Book Fair of the year. Our Book Fair will be open Tuesday September 4th-Friday Sept. 7th. Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday- 7:30am-4pm Thursday- 7:30am-7pm (During Parent Teacher Conferences) Friday- 7:30am-3pm (During Parent Teacher Conferences) Our Online Book Fair is open 24/7 and through September 20th! Visit the online Book Fair HERE

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