Arizona Autism Charter School (AZACS) is the first tuition-free, public charter school in Arizona focused on the educational needs of children with autism. The school's primary focus is to use the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to support students' behavioral needs and help them access state instructional standards to the best of their ability. AZACS was unanimously approved through the 12th grade by the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools, and is currently serving grades K-9 in Metro Phoenix. AZACS is growing by one grade level each year and will be serving up to the 12th grade by 2022.
The mission of Arizona Autism Charter Schools, Inc. is to educate students with autism and related disorders using evidence based strategies grounded in the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). This model will be delivered by highly trained teachers and staff. Our goal is to make this high quality, specialized education accessible to all students with autism in the Phoenix Metropolitan area and beyond.
Students will be empowered to reach their full potential in motivating, compassionate environments using individualized programs so that every child gains the skills to integrate into the community and become a fulfilled, productive citizen.
Arizona Autism Charter Schools Board of Directors