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School Closure Update

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March 30, 2020 Today Governor Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffmann announced that Arizona schools will remain closed for the remainder of the year. Please take a moment to read that announcement here. Like you, we are incredibly saddened our students will not return to campus as we head into the last quarter of the year. The last

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Alumni Spotlight Arielle Gereboff – Class of 2000

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Arielle Gereboff started at ASA in the school’s inaugural year, 1995, as an 8th grader and graduated ASA in 2000. Today, she is a Middle School teacher at a private school in Los Angeles, California. She went to UC Santa Barbara where she received a BA in French and a BA in Linguistics, then earned an MA in French Linguistics

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Principal’s Corner – February 13, 2020

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  With presentation week quickly approaching, you may have a student who questions the value and relevance of the third quarter presentation beyond the high school setting.  To answer that, I invited a former ASA student to speak to that very issue so we can hear how the presentation process influenced her post high school graduation and continues to impact

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Teacher Feature – Gillmer Duran

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Gillmer Duran has spent the majority of his life inside the dance world. Growing up in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, he wasn’t really aware of the importance and meaning of movement until later than most dancers. However, he had a love for classical music, and his need to have an artistic voice grew quickly. At his core, he is an artist: someone

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Teacher Feature – Ron Tanner

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Teacher Feature – Ron Tanner  Written by Imogen Dietz, 9th Grade “I don’t teach math, I teach students.” This is a phrase Mr. Tanner, algebra two and geometry teacher, repeats to all of his classes on the first day of school. The mantra has guided him through thirty-five years of teaching, and he strongly believes it. Mr. Tanner grew up

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Principal’s Corner – January 16, 2020

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!  It is hard to believe we are beginning not only a new year, but a new decade!  Looking at the opportunities that exist in this decade, I feel grateful to be a part of a community that focuses on supporting others and challenging ourselves to become the best version of who we know we can be.   We

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Volunteer Spotlight – Jill Watts

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What led you (as mother and daughter) to choose ASA for Audrey for High School? As a young child Audrey always loved performing, so we enrolled her in a Valley Youth Theatre summer camp when she was 4-years old (we fudged her age – sorry Bobb Cooper! ) Growing up, she attended large, traditional public schools that offered a wide variety

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Principal’s Corner – August 22, 2019

 |  Family Engagement Newsletter

We are elated to have our students back on campus!  As we head into week three, I hope most of you have settled into morning and evening routines. I know the first week or two is a challenge as families work to find rhythm and balance with the daily schedule. At ASA, teachers return to school one week before the

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