ASA’s college preparatory-level instruction on government, history, law and democracy develops civic-minded students who become role models in their communities and stewards of good citizenship. In-class discussions on current local, national and international issues ignite a curiosity in students about the world and self-reflection about their place within it. ASA students are active in school governance and the democratic process and take advantage of extra-curricular opportunities to engage with ASA and the community. They have a passion for making a difference. In fact, ASA has been recognized with multiple Arizona Civic Engagement School of Excellence awards since 2013, a credit to the great community-minded thinkers of ASA.