Capital Region Arts & Education (CRAE) is a nonprofit organization that provides financial support to the operation of the Capital Area School for the Arts (CASA) Charter School and raises awareness as to the importance of CASA in arts and education and academic excellence in the greater Harrisburg region.
CASA (Capital Area School for the Arts) Charter School is Central Pennsylvania's premiere high school for arts education. CASA provides an outstanding traditional curriculum in all major subjects, as well as a unique arts education where students complete focused studies in the art field of their choice. The school accepts students based on audition for entry into one of six artistic disciplines: dance, theatre, film and video, music, creative writing, and visual arts. In the short time since its doors first opened in 2013, CASA has become the region's hub for creative and academic talent, now serving nearly 200 students.
Board of Directors
Sylvie F. St. Hilaire - Chair
Kristen M. Scofield - Vice Chair
Audrey Sanders - Secretary
Elizabeth Mullaugh - Treasurer
Steven Errol Dailey
Kristen Olewine Milke
SCHOOL PERFORMANCE PROFILE (SPP)
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has published School Performance Profiles for the 2016-2017 school year. CASA Charter School Building Level Academic Score is 90.3! This score places CASA as one of the top-scoring charter schools in the Commonwealth and ranks the school higher than many area public high schools.
KEYSTONE EXAM RESULTS
The 2017 Keystone Exam results validate CASA's commitment to high quality, standards-based instruction in an environment where all students can thrive.
CASA testers outperformed PA testers on all three tests in 2017.
The 2017 pass rate for CASA grade 11 testers continued to perform above state average.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAM RESULTS
79% of CASA AP test takers scored a 3 or better on the exam, which qualifies them to receive college credit for those courses. In comparison, only 62% of AP exam testers in the state of PA scored 3 or better. CASA students outperformed the state by 17%. (This data and chart are provided by The College Board)
Enrollment by grade
Every year CASA's enrollment grows, offering more students the opportunity to receive a quality education while advancing their skills in the arts.
We have students from 30 school districts including:
Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, Union and York