Center for Academic & Social Advancement (CASA)
Admission to C.A.S.A.
To attend C.A.S.A. students must have a referral from their home school, which is submitted to the C.A.S.A. Coordinator of Alternative Learning.
Referrals are made for a variety of reasons, which may include:
- Credit Recovery
- Missouri Options
- Short-term academic and/or behavioral concerns
- Social or emotional concerns
- Recent release from nontraditional school settings (i.e., juvenile court appointments)
- Attendance/truancy concerns
- Long-term suspension (housed at Normandy Campus Support Center)
What is C.A.S.A.?
C.A.S.A., the Center for Academics and Social Advancement, is designed to be a safe, non-traditional community for students who struggle in the regular school setting. Realizing that for various reasons, not all students attain full success at their home schools, it is our goal to provide for each student the academic and social and emotional support they need to succeed.
Mission statement: At C.A.S.A., we create an environment for individualized learning in which student instruction is self-paced and differentiated to student needs. Through our program, our goal is to help students graduate, to improve their college and career readiness skills, and to encourage responsible citizenship and lifelong learning.
Vision statement: C.A.S.A. is a partnership between students, teachers, parents, and the community whereby all students develop essential skills that will enable them to become productive citizens. The vision of the C.A.S.A. Program is a community in which students value education, self-improvement, and the opportunity to succeed.
C.A.S.A. is a place where:
- The education and well-being of each student is placed above all other considerations
- Differences are valued
- Both staff and students look for the positive in others
- Students’ social, emotional, and academic growth are valued
- Students want to come to school because they are successful
- Students are missed if they are absent
- Students act responsibly
- Parents feel welcomed
- Teachers want to teach
- Teachers are valued for what they do