The Capital Area School for the Arts Charter School will be the significant and innovative provider of multidisciplinary arts and academic education to creative students. It will attract the most talented and motivated students and be a model for 21st century learning.
CASA is committed to:
*placing students in classrooms in downtown sites in and near local arts and educational organizations.
*employing Pennsylvania certified teachers and professional guest artists as instructors in advanced courses in the arts, including master classes, lectures, and symposia.
*teaching a high quality, standards-based, hybrid academic curriculum.
*keeping classes small so that students receive individualized instruction.
*developing a 21st century learning environment.
*creating a curriculum that is based on a yearly theme.
*offering opportunities for independent project work, portfolio development, and community service.
*meeting and exceeding state standards.
*upholding an admissions process that is competitive and based on high artistic performance standards.
*providing career counseling, including the college and university admission process.
*offering professional development opportunities for teachers.
*providing preparation and coaching for special academic and artistic programs.