Arizona School for the Arts (ASA) represents an innovative model in education with a concentration on college preparation through immersion in the performing arts. ASA inspires creative thinkers and leaders.
ASA was founded in 1995 as one of the first charter schools in Arizona and as a unique new model for education. The school was envisioned as a high achieving academic school intended for students who wanted to work with professional artists as part of the core school experience.
Arizona School for the Arts is now acknowledged as a national model for exemplary education gaining both academic and artistic recognition. In 2005, the school received a National Blue Ribbon Award, the highest award given by the United States Department of Education for public schools, and has received recognition from the Arizona Department of Education for academic excellence. In 2011, ASA was the first Arizona school to receive a Grammy Signature School Enterprise Award from the Grammy Foundation, and in 2012 the school received the Governor's Arts in Education Award for an organization.
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