1ACPA cultivates the growth and development of students: academically, socially and personally. ACPA’s ideal is a rigorous pursuit of knowledge and understanding in an inquiry-based curriculum, weaving interdisciplinary explorations and real-life experiences. The learning community of ACPA constructs an environment where knowledge is acquired and created, where creative and critical thinking, reading and writing are valued which, in combination, enriches each individual learner and, in turn, multi-faceted society. Encouraging ACPA students to be competitively skilled, self-motivated, civic-minded and participatory, further promotes the essential elements of being healthy citizens of different communities and thriving in college.

ACPA believes knowledge and understanding are ever-changing and expanding constructive processes. At ACPA this process is supported by high-quality professionals who are committed to doing whatever it takes to insure student achievement leading to the successful admittance of ACPA graduates to a post-secondary institution. ACPA’s teaching faculty fosters a collaborative culture that supports student learning and achievement, as well as their own personal development as a teacher and a teacher-leader by utilizing research-based practices to improve student engagement and learning. ACPA’s teaching faculty reaches out often and actively to the students, parents and the Tucson community. Most importantly, the teaching faculty works closely with all stakeholders sharing collective responsibility for the learning and achievement of the top 100% of students.

Principles and Standards

I PROMISE TO BE RESPECTFUL AND COMPASSIONATE

  • Value the vision and effort of all the people who build our school community
  • Recognize the worth, talent, and boundaries of everyone
  • Accept the right of myself and others to hold and express different views and beliefs
  • Act with empathy

I PROMISE TO EXCEL AND BE A POSITIVE MODEL

  • Accept rewards and consequences for my choices
  • Strive to achieve my personal best at all times and inspire all others to do the same
  • Practice praise daily

I PROMISE TO CONDUCT MYSELF WITH HONOR AND INTEGRITY

  • My work will be my own
  • Speak truthfully
  • Demonstrate responsibility in my choice of friends, dress, language, behavior and expression

I PROMISE TO COLLABORATE

  • Seek the common threads among people, events and ideas
  • Be a thermostat, not a thermometer
  • Set clear, reasonable and measurable goals individually and collectively
  • Bring passion and enthusiasm to the community
  • Participate actively in group ventures

I PROMISE TO PREPARE MYSELF MENTALLY, PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY

  • Attend with necessary materials
  • Make healthy choices by respecting the needs of my body
  • Focus on the task at hand
  • Understand and address my own emotional states
  • Utilize the tools and resources available to me and create the ones I need

I PROMISE TO BE CONSCIOUS OF MYSELF, MY WORDS & MY ACTIONS

  • Demonstrate consistency among my thoughts, my words and my actions
  • Lead by example
  • Be kind with my words
  • Write the script of my life
  • Advocate for myself
  • Understand and rise above my circumstances and choose my response

I PROMISE TO EXPAND MY HORIZONS

  • Make the world my classroom
  • Live as a citizen of the world
  • Involve myself in my education, my school and my community
  • Reach beyond my perceived limitations
  • Challenge my view of the world everyday
  • Quest for knowledge continuously

Accepting a limited number of new students for the 2017/2018 School Year

ACPA, founded in 1997, is a tuition-free 9-12 charter school conveniently located in central Tucson, AZ. Limited opening are available.