Arizona School for the Arts
In only 20 years, Arizona School for the Arts has established itself as one of the preeminent schools in the state of Arizona. Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, ASA is a public, charter school, open to all, which serves over 800 students in grades 5-12, providing a nationally recognized college preparatory and performing arts education. ASA provides a distinctive model for education with focused concentration on college preparation and immersion in the performing arts. The success of ASA's students exemplifies what extensive research has shown: a strong connection between artistic engagement and student achievement. Each year, an average of 96% of graduates move on to higher education and add to the growing list of prestigious universities to which its students gain entrance.