What is the ACA Hybrid Honors Program?
The ACA Hybrid Honors program is a partnership between ACA and ASU Prep Digital in order to provide our academically gifted students with the opportunity to enroll in core courses at their level and at their own pace (Yes, they can finish early and enroll in another core class). Students will recieve a Learning Success Coach to monitor progress, connect with the students’ goals and support their learning needs. This means Students will be able to take honors and college courses with ASU Prep Digital/ ASU Professors while still getting the Humanities classes through ACA (Sacred Science, Arabic, Electives).
Who Qualifies for the program?
Students in grades 8-12 can apply to be considered for the program.
How can my child qualify?
After completeing the application and paying the testing fee ($25) stdents will be administered an assessment to determine if they qualify as academically gifted. Families will be notified of their student’s results and the decision within 2 days of taking the assessment.
What happens if my child qualifies?
Students that qualify will be asked to complete teh registration process for ASU Prep Digital so they can enroll in honors core classes. Students will come to ACA campus to complete all classes. The classes taken through ASU Prep Digital will be virtual classes that the studnets will take in an ACA classroom. When students are not in a Humanities class they will be expected to be completing work for their ASU Prep Digital classes.
What does that mean for tuition?
If your student qualifies for the program they will recieve the letter which will outline what their tuition will be for that school year.
Arizona Cultural Academy is qualified to enroll non-immigrant international students into our academic program.
The program is designed to bring positive, diverse, and academically successful students to share in the cultural exchange and academic experience.
Students and staff can enhance their cultural, academic, and interpersonal education through this international exchange.
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.
Transcript Equivalency Evaluation
Students who have attended school outside the United States must obtain a transcript equivalency evaluation. We recommend that you use these sites for that purpose:
ACA offered Dual Enrolment classes in partnership with South Mountain Community College. Students have the opportunity to earn college credits while taking select ACA courses.
Offered through a partnership with South Mountain Community College. Students can enroll in Core Content Courses that are needed to fulfill their college degree program requirements.
Arizona Cultural Academy is now qualified to enroll students in Advanced Placement or AP Courses. AP Courses will be offered to students grades 8-12 in conjunction with their current courses and have the option to enroll in and take additional classes for selected subjects during Bonus Hour. Students will be limited to two AP courses for the 2018 school year.
Enrolled students are expected to be engaged in advanced level of assignments, assesments, and activities. Students have the option to be tested for the subjects they are enrolled in.
The AP Program is run by the College Board and allows students to take courses in high school and earn college credits or qualify for more advanced classes once they enter college. By taking AP courses and scoring successfully on related AP exams, students have the opportunity for even more savings on college expenses.
Most exams are two to three hours long with limited breaks. The first part of the exam consists of multiple choice questions. The second part of the exam consists of free-response questions. The responses could be in the form of an essay, a solution to a problem, or a spoken response. The AP teacher will go through the exam format in class. For more information about AP Courses and Exams click here.
AP exams are usually given in the first two weeks of May. Plan ahead by checking out this year’s exam schedule and other important AP dates: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/takingtheexam/ap-calendar.
Click the link below to access the lists the credit requirements that must be fulfilled for graduation.
It is the responsibility of the parents to ensure that their child (children) leaves home properly dressed and groomed for school and school-sponsored activities. Students are expected to be neat in their personal grooming, observe the standards of Islamic clothing, moderation, and good taste. This includes before school, lunch break, prayer, after-school activities, and all times the students are on campus. Students should be in full school uniform on the first day of school. Exceptions need to be approved by the Principal and School Counselor. Neatness, cleanliness, and modesty in dress are essential in our Islamic school environment. Students’ clothing must be clean and in accordance with our uniform code. Some elements of the uniform must be purchased from the retailer designated by ACA (see below).
All students must wear black pants with the required PE shirts on PE days. Gym pants may be worn if they are solid black. If preferred, students will be allowed to change for the PE period. They may wear gray t-shirts and gym pants during PE only. Please see the ACA School policy for dress code violations.
During cold weather, students may wear only open Front solid black jackets over their uniforms (girls are not to tuck their tops into shorter jackets). Please write your child’s name on a label on the jacket to avoid unclaimed jackets being sent to Lost and Found.
A school is a place where students come to be educated. We believe that there are certain things that disrupt the educational process, and therefore are not permitted. The following is a representative list including, but not limited to those, items that will not be allowed for a student to carry on him/herself or in a backpack at school:
Welcome back to another School year! We ask Allah to make it a successful year and a healthy one for you and your family. The school Health Office will serve the needs of sick and injured students in Campus. To ensure your child`s health and safety we would like to share a few important items:
Your child medical information MUST be renewed every year or we will assume past concerns/illness were resolved.
Any Health problem is shared with the Health Office is extremely confidential.
All students must meet Arizona State Immunization requirements in order to attend school. Please make sure your child is up to date on all immunizations. Your child’s healthcare provider can help you determine if he/she needs further immunizations.
Students entering the 6th grade must have completed their required immunization. From age 11 years and up, some immunizations are required by the Arizona Department of Health. These vaccines or any that are missing must be received before the school year August 6, 2018, or students will be excluded unexcused until completed.
Please let the School Health Office know if your child has a significant health problem, life-threatening allergies or special medical concerns. If your child has any medical condition that requires medication or treatment during the school day. This includes asthma, diabetes, seizures, and allergies with Epi-pen or other medical condition. You must provide us with a note or care plan from your child`s healthcare provider.
If your child needs to take medication during the school day a consent form for medication administration must be signed. Forms are available at the school office or on our website.
Please always make sure the school has current phone numbers for you and other emergency persons.
Children are in close contact with one another at school. If parents keep their children home at the first signs of illness, it will help us prevent the spread of that illness to other children in the classroom. It`s better to plan ahead of time and have a list of close people who may care for your sick child while you at work.
These are the guidelines and symptoms we look for at school to determine when to send children home.
Keep in mind that healthy children learn better. You`re the first person to teach your child`s healthy habits. These are a few tips to boost your child`s immune system: