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Arizona Conservatory for Arts and Academics

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Superintendent  Curt Cardine
Affiliation  Sequoia Schools
Founded  2003
Grades  9–12
Phone  +1 602-266-4278
Type of business  Charter School
Founder  Choice Education and Development, Inc
Principal  Christopher Lalley [K-5]; Holly Fogeg [6-12]
Art Areas  Communication Arts, Dance, Digital Media, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts
Address  2820 W Kelton Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85053, USA
Similar  Challenge Charter School, RSD High School, Northwest Christian School, Desert Heights Charter S, Hearn Academy

Arizona conservatory for arts and academics school overview

The Arizona Conservatory for Arts & Academics (ACAA) is a public, non-tuition college preparatory charter school serving grades six through twelve offering non-traditional schedule and methods. It emphasizes creativity through small classes and a faculty of certified educators and professional artists. It opened in 2003.


ACAA has a curriculum of more than seventy-five courses taught in 14 Academic classrooms in English, mathematics, science, social science, foreign languages, fine arts, and performing arts, including Advanced Placement courses. Academic faculty members integrate the arts into their classes, while the Arts faculty integrates academic standards in their curriculum.

Arizona conservatory for arts and academics

Physical Plant

ACAA has two campuses located across the street from each other. The upper division campus has fourteen classrooms, a media center, science lab, two dance studios, a 135-seat theater, a twenty-eight station piano lab, percussion and guitar labs, voice and musical theater rooms, a visual arts studio, and a drama room.


  • Secondary education: 2820 W. Kelton Lane 33°38′14″N 112°07′12″W
  • Elementary education: 16454 N. 28th Avenue 33°38′11″N 112°07′11″W
  • History

    In 2013, ACAA expanded to include a Kindergarten through fifth grade in a new facility located across the street from the existing campus. ACAA is a member of Choice Education and Development, Inc., managed by Sequoia Schools. Students attend school Monday through Thursday. Fridays are reserved for academic help and performance activities.

    Accreditation & Ratings

    ACAA was accredited in 2010. It received an "A" grade status for the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 school year from the Arizona Department of Education.

    Awards & Accolades

    ACAA received the 2010 Award for Top Performing Arts School from the Arizona Department of Education. ACAA also received the National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA) for Higher Performing School in 2011. It maintained an “exceeds” standards result on the 2009-2011 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS).


    Arizona Conservatory for Arts and Academics Wikipedia

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