The performing arts play an important role in developing academic success. Enhanced by experience in public performances, ASA’s curriculum develops important public speaking and presentation skills. All students are required to give a formal academic presentation each year (3QP) that culminates with a senior CAPSTONE project that integrates the study of economics and environmental science.

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For their CAPSTONE, seniors develop the concept for a white paper, create a professional presentation, present their findings, and must be prepared to defend their thesis. Presentations such as these, like musical or artistic study, involve extensive preparation, critique, practice, and performance. The ability to speak publicly and present information in a compelling and organized manner prepare our students for college and for life after college.

Noted Accolades:

  • Ranked 13th Best High School in Arizona (US News & World Reports)
  • Ranked #1,869 out of 5,000 Top STEM High Schools in the US (Newsweek)
  • Mock Trial State Champions 2017 and ranked #9 in National Championship
  • 2012 to present – AZ Civic Engagement School of Excellence
  • National Arts Schools Network Exemplary School
  • Governor’s Arts Award for Education
  • Grammy Enterprise School


  • AdvancED accredited
  • Member of Rocky Mountain and National Association of College Admissions Counselors Association

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Class 2020 Highlights: