ASA had an amazing performance arts and college prep program, but there was one thing missing; sports! The 2016-2017 school year was the inaugural year for the Cross Country team, and it was a big hit! With 55 team members, we raced in eight Canyon Athletic Association meets and one local 5k for charity. Even though our school has been an icon of success in the downtown Phoenix arts district for over 20 years, we are going into only our second year with a sports program. The school already fundraises over 1.5 million a year to support the dance, theatre, band, choir and orchestra programs for the almost 900 students on campus, so we are really starting from scratch when it comes to athletics. Considering in year one the Cross Country team instantly became the largest club on campus, there is clearly a need and a desire for this program to continue and grow. Thank you so much!