AZACS started the 2020-2021 school year offering flexible plans to meet the diverse needs of students and families. We began the school year on August 18 with virtual learning for all students and transitioned to a Hybrid Model on September 8. Now, based on ADHS COVID-19 Benchmark Data, AZACS is ready to offer PHASE III of it's reopening plan, offering a Full-Time, 5 Day Per Week option and continuation of the Full-Time Virtual Program Starting October 19. Click on the title above to learn more about PHASE III of AZACS Roadmap to Reopening!
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.
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!
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.
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.