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Onsite and Virtual
PHASE III of School Reopening Plan
AZACS is in Phase III of its school reopening plan offering a Full-Time, 5 Day Per Week option and continuation of the Full-Time Virtual Program. Click on the title above to learn more about PHASE III of AZACS Roadmap to Reopening! 
We thank you for helping us have a successful 2020-2021 school year despite all of the challenges! We are a strong community and we are here for our students and families!

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COVID-19 Updates

We are working hard to continue to serve our students and families in a safe and healthy manner. We are following all the latest recommendations from the Arizona Department of Health Services and the CDC. Parents, staff members and community members can click the link above to see our latest memos and updates.

Now Open for Appointment-Based School!

We're thrilled to welcome students back to campus for Appointment-Based Summer School following CDC guidelines for safe re-opening. Students can attend the morning session from 8:30am to 11:00 am or the afternoon session from 12:00pm to 2:30pm. It has been wonderful to see students back on campus and thriving in their new routines. We can't wait to welcome all students back on August 18 for the first day of school. Follow our social media for latest updates!

June 2020 E-Newsletter

Get up to date on all that is happening at AZACS this summer 2020! Click on the June 2020 E-Newsletter link above.


Governor Doug Ducey announced that the state of Arizona along with the Arizona Department of Education are requiring school closures in an effort to protect students from the COVID-19 virus, also known as the Corona virus. AZACS' physical sites will be closed through the end of the 2019-2020 school year due to this state mandate. Teachers and staff will continue supporting students and families through remote learning opportunities. The school is continuing enrollment efforts for students seeking enrollment in the 2020-2021 school year. Please go the Enrollment Tab and fill out an Enrollment Interest Form and a member of our team will reach out or call us at (602) 883-7500. Please stay tuned to our website and emails for further updates as this is a very fluid situation. Click on the headline above to read the Governor's full notice on this required school closure. Please stay safe during this time and reach out to the leadership team with any questions. We love and miss our students and implore everyone to stay safe.
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Average salary of all certified teachers employed in the budget year 2021: $51,788
Average salary of all certified teachers employed in the prior year 2020: $42,898
Increase in average teacher salary from prior year 2020: $8,890
Percentage increase: 20.7%
Average salary of all certified teachers employed in fiscal year 2018: $38,321
Total percentage increase in average teacher salary since fiscal year 2018: 35.1%


Arizona Autism Charter School (AZACS) is the first tuition-free, public charter school in Arizona focused on the educational needs of children with autism. In 2013, AZACS was unanimously approved by the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools (ASBCS) as a K-5 school in Metro Phoenix.
In 2016, after presenting exemplary student growth data, the ASBCS approved AZACS to extend to grades 6-8!
AZACS grew yet again in 2017 when the state board approved the school to expand to 12th grade, making Arizona Autism Charter School the ONLY K-12 charter school in our state focused on children with autism. AZACS is growing its High School by one grade level each year, offering grades K-11 in the 2020 - 2021 school year, and going to 12th grade in the 2021 - 2022 school year.
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We Are The First Tuition-Free, Autism-Focused Public Charter School To Be:

First in Western US

AZACS is the first tuition-free, autism-focused public charter school in the western United States (

First in Arizona

AZACS is the first tuition-free, autism-focused public charter school in Arizona


First to expand to K-12 levels

AZACS received state approval for expansion based on demonstration of student growth


AZACS has data-driven instruction supervised by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs)

Grants & Donations

AZACS is a proud recipients of prestigious start-up grants from the Walton Family Foundation and the AZ Charter Schools Program


AZACS is part of an elite group of schools recognized for excellence by New Schools for Phoenix and A for Arizona