A Creative Community: A Vibrant Urban CampusEvery school day, 200 artistically and academically talented students in the Central Pennsylvania area travel to Strawberry Square in Harrisburg to pursue an extraordinary opportunity. Passionate about their artistic expression, students attending CASA are willing to step out of the mainstream to "create themselves" and to produce great art. CASA continues to be the significant and innovative provider of multi-disciplinary arts and academic programs in the central Pennsylvania region. The downtown location places the school in the heart of downtown Harrisburg's arts district and provides students a living classroom with architectural, governmental, and urban inspiration.HistoryThe Capital Area School for the Arts was founded in 2001 through a partnership between the Capital Area Intermediate Unit and Open Stage of Harrisburg. The school provided arts education to students throughout central Pennsylvania. Now that CASA has become a Charter School, students spend the entire day taking art and academic classes in the Strawberry Square facility. Students now graduate with a diploma from Capital Area School for the Arts Charter School.