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Welcome back to school!

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Campus Beautification

We hope you all had a great summer! We have been busy making some updates and upgrades on campus and are exciting to welcome all of you back to school!

Below are some of the highlights of our updates:
  • Solar paneled covered parking lot
  • Repainted and redesigned classrooms
  • Reorganized and updated office layout
  • New security & intercom systems
  • COMING SOON! - New Playground
Click here to view pictures of our updated campus!
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New Faculty & Staff Members

Join us in welcoming the newest members to our ACA family. We continue to bring in highly qualified and dedicated staff, compassionate Board Members, and a responsible and efficient Admin team. 

Click here to learn more about our new team members!
 
International Student Program

Arizona Cultural Academy is now qualified to enroll non-immigrant international students into our academic program.

This program is offered to students from Kindergarten through 12th Grade. As a certified SEVIS provider, we will process the immigration I-20 student visa.

Click here for more information! 
 
New Curriculum

We have added ARC Core and Eureka Math to our curriculum this year. It is being offered to students from Grades 1 to 6.
 
New  School Lunch Program
 
Your child's school day just got healthier! We will be providing breakfast (SBP), lunch (NSLP) and After School Care Snack (ASCS) programs this year!

The school breakfast and lunch meals are comprised of nutrient-dense, age-appropriate meals that include the 5 NSLP components: Grains/Breads, Meat/Meat Alternatives, Fruit/Juice/Vegetable and Milk.
                   

Visit RenWeb for monthly menus and pre-order your children's meal!

 Achievements

Third Quarter AdvancED Accreditation Results

We have completed our third AdvancED Accreditation cycle and are excited and proud to share our results! 

Here are the highlights:
 
  • Accredited for the next 5 years.
  • NO areas for improvement.
  • Met expectations in 12 areas.
  • Exceeded expectations in  11 areas.
This is a great achievement for us as we continually strive to improve and elevate our standards here at ACA.

A big thank you to our stakeholders who have worked hard to make great strides in the education we provide here at ACA!       
                                         

 Announcements

  • Multi-Faith Food & Hygiene Items Drive - Bring your non-perishable food items and toiletries to the ACA Cafeteria & Masjid between now and September 10th.
  • Qur'an Academy - Coming Soon!
  • New Board Member - Click here to get acquainted with our newest Board Member Dr. Shelley Isai.
  • Back2School Backpacks Event - ACA  sponsored this event held on August 2nd, 2018.
  • Gym & Sport Equipment Upgrade Campaign -  Our goal it to raise $25,000 to invest in our Athletic department. Click here to donate!
 

 Athletics

  • ACA sports is hyped to announce two basketball teams forming for this season plus a prospective high school Girls soccer team!
  • We also have an organization that facilitates archery, one of our traditional sports, visiting campus.
  • Now is a good time to bring up suggestions for activities and sports you would like to see on campus inshaAllah!
  • To submit your ideas and interests , e-mail Coach Patrick at coach.patrick.athletics@azacademy.org.
 

  Health Info

National Immunization Awareness Month
 
August is  National Immunization Awareness month. It is important to keep your vaccine records up-to-date.

To get more information about these vaccines and what shots are needed based on age, please visit the CDC website here.
 
Head Lice Awareness & Prevention
 
We have confirmed a case or cases of lice at ACA.  Please be advised that while this is a normal occurrence in most schools,  prompt action and vigilance must be taken by the school and parents to limit the spread of this highly contagious risk.  

Please be advised of the following:
  • Anyone can host lice as they feed on blood, hygiene has nothing to do with the spread of lice.
  • Treating the spread of lice at the same time will more likely  get rid of it quickly.
  • If your child is identified as having lice, they must be off campus until they are free of lice.
For more information from the CDC on how to identify, treat, and stop the spread of lice, click here.
 

   Upcoming Events

AUGUST 2018:
  • Hajj Reenactment & Eid Day - Friday, 17th @ 8 a.m
  • Iftar & Community Potluck - Monday, August 20th @ 7 p.m - Click to RSVP
  • Eid Break - No school for 3 days from  Monday, 20th-22nd.
  • MAP Testing -  13th to 23rd for Grades 1 to 8
SEPTEMBER  2018:
  • Labor Day - No school on Monday, 3rd.
  • Early Release - Friday, 21st at 12 p.m.
Click here to view our school calendar,

 A quote shared by the Principal...

"A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers" - Helen Keller

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