CRAE
Supporting artistic education since 2013
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About Us

supporting an arts-infused curriculum

Capital Area School for the Arts is a great school for students aspiring to work in the arts and in need of technical skill teaching. I have learned so much about my art and myself since coming to CASA. I would definitely recommend the school to students similar to me.
— Freshman 2017
 
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MISSION

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.


 

History

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.

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Board of Directors

Sylvie F. St. Hilaire - Chair
Kristen M. Scofield - Vice Chair
Audrey Sanders - Secretary
Elizabeth Mullaugh - Treasurer

Steven Errol Dailey
Margaret Hathaway
Tracy Salinger-Long
Fran Masciantonio
Kristen Olewine Milke
Elizabeth Reusswig
Donna Curanzy-Seltzer
David Skerpon


 

Academic Achievement

 
School Performance Profile (SPP)

School Performance Profile (SPP)

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.

 

GRADE 11 TEST SCORES ONLY - AMOUNTS SHOWN ARE PERCENTAGES

GRADE 11 TEST SCORES ONLY - AMOUNTS SHOWN ARE PERCENTAGES

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.

 

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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)

 

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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.

 

Talented youth come from all over the region to attend CASA!

Talented youth come from all over the region to attend CASA!

ENROLLMENT MAP

We have students from 30 school districts including: 

Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, Union and York