2013-2014 ASA Annual Report

October 28, 2014  |  By  | 


" 2 ArizonaSchoolfortheArts DearASAFriendsandFamily, " The2013-14schoolyearwaslledwithnewopportuniCesasASAconCnuestoexpanditscommunity rootsandpushbacktheboundariesofthetradiConalschoolhousewalls.ThethreepillarsofASA’s mission–collegepreparaCon,arCsCcachievement,andleadershipdevelopment–providethe frameworkforbuildingexpansiveconnecConsandalifeCmeoflearning. " ImmersingourstudentsinthePhoenixcommunityenrichesourstudentsandexpandsthedeniCon oflearningbeyondknowledgeacquisiCon.Inthiscentury,itwillbenecessaryforusandforour studentstobeglobalthinkersandaccomplishedcollaborators-innovaCveinhowweapproach educaCon,careeropportuniCes,problemsandcivicleadership.Byprovidingaframeworkandmodel forengagement,ourstudentsseebeyondthewallsof“school”torecognizetherelevanceand applicabilityofboththeiracademicandarCsCcpursuits. " Whetherperforminginprofessionalsengs,asdidselectASA5 th and6 th graderssingingwiththe ArizonaOpera(LaBoheme),buildinginternaConalrelaConswiththeParaguayRecycledOrchestraat theMIM(hamberOrchestra),curaCnganartshowwithlocalarCsts(seniorproject),orbecominga SisteriCesAmbassador(4students),ASAscholarsareexposedtoabundantopportunity.In recogniConofprogramsofthistypeaswellascurriculumandoncampusacCviCes,ASAwasawarded oneoftherstExcellenceinivicEngagementAwardsinArizonathisyear. " TheASAfacultymodelsthevalueswehopetoinsCllinourstudents.Duringsummermonths, teachingarCstsandfacultyextendtheirlearningwithnaConalandinternaConalworkandstudy. FromOaxaca,MexicotoZimbabwe,toNortharolina,andTennesseeteacherstraveledfaraeldto returnrenewedandreadytoinspireourstudents(completelistoffacultyresearch,coursework,and work/travelonpage 6  ofthisreport). " InthissCmulaCngenvironment,leadershipskills,curiosity,andasenseof commiedengagementblossoms–forallofus.Remainingintellectually curious,creaCve,andcivicallyengagedthroughoutourliveswillbethe bedrockoftheneweconomy.ASAstudentswillbeready! " ThankyouforsupporCngyourchildrenandASA–youmakeitpossible forustodoourbestworkpreparingtheleadershipoftomorrow. " " " " LeahFreguliaRoberts 
 HeadofSchoolandEO

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