Fort Caspar Academy

4100 W. 38th St.
Casper, Wyoming 82604
Phone: (307) 253-3400
Fax: (307) 253-3450

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Hours: 8:40 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.
Grades: K - 5
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School Description:

The founding parents of Fort Caspar Academy carefully and deliberately defined the school as a community with definite and distinguishing characteristics. They set about designing a program of “classical” education that would help students attain the basic tools of learning and guide them into solid, substantive subject matter. Highly trained teachers, coupled with an orderly and nurturing learning environment, help students earn confidence as they turn effort into achievement. Parents at FCA are empowered to develop the ongoing practices of the school and to work closely with teachers and students.

“Moral discipline” is a central mission of the school. It is important for students to be concerned for others, sensitive and responsive to the needs and misfortunes of others, kind, and gentle-hearted. It is the goal of the school to infuse in students the joy of learning and to develop a commitment to a life characterized by honesty, courage, and respect and concern for others.

Personnel

Principal: Chris Dresang
(307) 253-3400

Office Manager: Wendy Mayberry
(307) 253-3400

Families:

Families at FCA are expected to take an active role in their chidlren’s education.

Every family is expected to donate a minimum of 10 hours per semester to the school. Parents may participate in any of the parent committees, attend PTO meetings, spend time in their children’s classroom, help with sports teams, work in the library or workroom, or participate in the life of the school by joining a variety of other activities.

All parents also are members of the Parent Organization. A governing council, made up of elected voting members, meets regularly to act on matters of policy and concern.

Parent-teacher conferences are held at the end of the first grading period and during the third grading period.

Curriculum at FCA is rigorous and sequential. Math is taught with foundational skills that build upon one another throughout the year. All students at FCA learn math on an “advanced” timetable. Reading programs focus on phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and text comprehension. The writing program at the school includes a focus on spelling, grammar, and handwriting, as well as vivid self-expression. Students also have regular music, art, and P.E. classes.

Band and orchestra classes are held before school from 7:50 to 8:20 a.m. each day for students in fifth grade.

Fourth- and fifth-graders may participate in volleyball, basketball and track through the Casper Recreation Center.

After-school activities for students are run by parent volunteers and vary yearly. Examples of these activities include Lego Robotics Club, Newspaper Club, Science Club and more.

Fourth- and fifth-graders may participate in volleyball, basketball and track through the Casper Recreation Center.

A pre-teaching program, using teaching assistants and/or parent volunteers, is available for students in need of extra help. Students who enroll in the school mid-year are required to attend special tutoring at school for as long as necessary. Any student who joins the school after kindergarten also will be required to attend a one-week summer class sponsored by Fort Caspar Academy. Parents are encouraged to attend a Spalding mini-course to assist their children at home.

Orientations are required before students enroll. Please call the school for an orientation appointment.

In accordance with Federal law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call 800-795-3272 (voice) or 202-720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.