Southern Arizona Community High School
Tucson, AZ 85716
About This School
* Dual enrollment with Pima Community College (paid for by the Academy),
*Microsoft Certification in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and/or Windows Vista for the Business Worker;
*Athletics (football, basketball, softball, and soccer);
*Academic challenges including math competitions, Odyssey of the Mind, Future Problem Solving, and Chess Team;
*Clubs including digital yearbook, creative writing, Spanish
SACA is not a traditional high school - students are provided with a study guide in which they work through at their own pace. By working at their own pace, students have the opportunity to accelerate. SACA has an excellent gifted program as well as an excellent special education program. Student-teacher interaction is one-to-one.
The Academy is an alternative school whose mission and goals are to prepare mature students academically to achieve personal goals and meet the requirements of the Arizona State Board of Education as well as to become lifelong learners by providing an alternative setting that includes a one-on-one learning environment which fosters critical thinking skills, social responsibility, and ownership of success.
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Southern Arizona Community High School's test results to learn more about school performance.
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Southern Arizona Community High School Reviews
Southern Arizona Community High School helped me significantly with my procrastination. I was bad, but it was the staff here that helped push me through a difficult situation. They are the ones who kept me in line and on task. I don't think I would have been able to make it to college without their help. I give them a lot of credit.
Here at SACA it's a self paced school and you get more one on one time with the teachers. It's also a smaller school which has advantages, such there's more of a chance that you will make more friends while you're here. That's not the only good thing about this school. There are awesome teachers who take their job beyond teaching; they are also there for you. SACA is a safe place so if you're ever in need you can come here and be safe the staff here will find a way to provide for you. The schedule is very flexible - you have to do 5 hours Monday-Thursday and on Friday four hours. If you don't make your hours you can come in on Saturdays to make them up. Also you can come in between 7am and 5pm Monday through Thursday and 7am through 1pm on Friday. Coming to SAC A is a great opportunity you can get your high school diploma and maybe even a scholarship and not to mention if you really try you can graduate early.
When I graduated from SACA, I not only had 16 college credits (they pay for you to take classes at Pima Community College) but I was also certified in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint. SACA pays for you to take Microsoft certification exams! I could have also take other Microsoft certification exams... the opportunities at this school are endless.
Southern Arizona Community Academy is different from other schools because: you get individual help, you work at your own pace, they have fun and educational fieldtrips, the lunch is great, the people are great, the teachers and staff are cool, and the hours are great.
I like SACA because they have fun after school activities like digital yearbook, basketball, chess club, creative writing, and many more. Digital yearbook is the best because I interview the teachers and re-watch them and edit them.
The hours are great you only have to do 5 hours Monday through Thursday and on Friday you only have to do 4 hours.
Breaks are great too because they give us lunch and you get to hang out with your friends.
The teachers can get on your nerves sometimes but you’ll get use to them.
SACA is a great school if you’re planning on graduating early or if you’re having trouble in public schools.