Art and Science Academy Mission, Vision and Foundational Statements:

Mission: The mission of the Art & Science Academy will be to provide rigorous K-8 public education in science, math, technology, language arts and social studies, while integrating the visual and performing arts (visual, media, music, dance and theater) within each school day. ASA is a free public charter school staffed with highly qualified and motivated individuals.

Vision: Through strong partnerships among teachers, parents, students and the community, Art & Science Academy will provide an outstanding, innovative and individualized education that challenges and motivates each child to reach his/her personal best.

Foundational Statements:

The arts facilitate the development of critical thinking, communication and problem solving skills. These are essential 21st century workplace skills.

Science is a subject that should be learned through engagement and discovery. Hands on experiments and activities supporting the concepts being learned must be a regular practice and students should experience concepts rather than simply discussing them.

The Art and Science Academy will provide a healthy, safe and nurturing environment where students can learn and enjoy coming to school every day. The entire community will practice caring, supportive and mutually respectful communication and behavior.

Student interest in learning is as essential as student achievement. The arts are an essential component of a quality holistic education; they stimulate student interest and serve as a stage or platform for learning academics.