Arizona School for the Arts in downtown Phoenix was founded in 1995 and has gained national recognition for its innovative college preparatory and performing arts programs. Through its rigorous yet creative approach, ASA is transforming the face of education by providing an environment for children to become thinkers, leaders, activists, and innovators. The school currently serves over 800 students in grades 5-12. In the fall of 2012, having accomplished its long-term goal of opening its permanent campus, the school engaged its stakeholders in a strategic planning process to set the course for the next three years. The result of its work was to establish a rolling three-year strategic plan to be adopted annually with a new third year.
Five key strategic goals were identified prior to the fall retreat and affirmed by the retreat participants: administrators, board members, faculty, staff, students, and parents. The major areas calling for attention in the plan are presented in order of importance below:
• Financial/Institutional Development
• Academic and Artistic Quality
• Internal Community Relationships/School Culture
• External Community Relationships
• Technological Development
Please see the document below for ASA's complete Three Year Action Plan.