Notice: The conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic are continually evolving and ACA’s plan will be constantly evaluated to adapt to the trends of the COVID-19 virus and closely monitoring all guidance from city, county and state departments. For our most up to date communications please visit the Communications link here.
Keeping Students Learning and Keeping Students Safe
ACA COVID Dashboard
Our ACA COVID Dashboard lists current active confirmed COVID-19 cases.
The purpose of this data is to provide ACA staff and families with a transparent summary of positive confirmed cases resulting in exclusion from school activities. An active case indicates that a student or staff member participating in on-campus activities has tested positive for an active COVID-19 infection. Individuals who test positive are excluded from participation in any in-person/on-campus activity until the campus verifies that the individual meets the return criteria set by state and local health authorities. Once the individual is cleared to return, they are no longer considered an active case and their case is removed from the dashboard count. (Updated 10/29/2020)
*General Member (including student, general staff, distance learning member and/or vendors that could potentially use multiple buildings on campus)
When a Student Needs to Stay Home From School
Please see the attached flow chart with the specific guidance from Maricopa County to determine when a student can return to school after being sick.
Determining when a sick student should return to school, here is another helpful guidance tool to know how long someone should isolate at home. This tool is provided by Maricopa County HERE
Message from ACA Administration
As we forge ahead through the 2020-2021 school year we want you to know, we are here to support our students, parents, staff, and community. 2020 has brought about much uncertainty with a global pandemic and much-needed change against deeply rooted racism in our country. We are committed to ensure rigorous, culturally inclusive and relevant curriculum that prepares students for secondary and post-secondary experience. Together, we know as an ACA family, we will come out strong and united. The school year will still have many challenges as we continue to be in unprecedented times.
As an ACA community we are excited to offer the differentiated models to allow parents to make the best decision for their needs.
ACA embraces the feedback, recommendations and guidance from our state, county, and local agencies along side any legislative updates.
Circumstances and guidance related to COVID-19 may continue to evolve throughout the coming school year, and we have built a plan flexible enough to respond to those evolutions. ACA will continue to prioritize the safety of our students and staff above all.
We know there is no perfect solution, as we strive to commit to excellence and adhere to our values of G.R.E.A.T. the ACA administrative team, our consultants and the tremendous input provided by staff and parents has been taken very seriously. Every decision has been weighed heavily to reflect the needs of our varying stakeholders. We realize no decision will meet every single need however we have come out with a model that put health and safety first, a high priority on a safe, warm and welcoming atmosphere and providing the materials, technology, softwares and professional development needed to support as much as possible. Our commitment remains to close the achievement gap and provide our students with an excellent education. No matter what 2020-2021 brings us, together we can and we will.