We believe standardized tests are destroying our schools and stripping students of their gifts and ambitions. We refuse to teach to the test. Standardization is for inanimate objects, not for people with hearts and minds.
We focus on the individual needs of students - helping them learn and grow as human beings; the tests are an after-thought. Despite this - or more likely because of it, we ranked #1 in test score growth in 2015 in combined math and English Language Arts. Today C.A.S.A. ranks in the top [83rd] percentile of all schools in New York.
We are proud that our students work hard and grow an average of two grade levels per year. Every student is a born genius - you just have to help them believe it.