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CASA Mission

The Center for Advanced Studies and the Arts will provide a challenging learning environment for

academically and artistically motivated students.



The Application for 2018-2019 CASA is available on-line. 

Copy and paste this link into your browser and carefully complete the application:

For detailed instructions about the CASA application, please download and print the

Application Instructions before you begin:

Classes needing additional application pieces:

Advanced Dance:  Students applying to Advanced Dance must attend a Dance Audition Class on either March 14 or 15.  Students may take the CASA bus from their home high schools. They should come dressed to dance and prepared to stay for the full two hours. 

AP World History and AP US History: Students need to complete a DBQ (Document-Based Question)  to be admitted into AP History classes.  The DBQ may be found at  Please complete and email the essay to by April 13.

AP Studio Art 2D and AP Studio Art 3D students must submit 5 samples of their art work via email to by April 13. Artwork will be reviewed by the CASA art teachers. 

The CASA Experience

CASA is one of a kind! The concept, the courses and the diversity make the CASA experience truly exceptional.

CASA is a seven-school consortium. Students from Berkley, Clawson, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Lamphere, Madison, and Oak Park High Schools attend CASA in the afternoon.

CASA courses are both challenging and rewarding, designed to engage students in higher levels of thinking. Please see the Classes & Staff link for more details.

CASA Offerings

CASA currently offers 14 Advanced Placement courses. Students intending to pursue post-secondary education are encouraged to participate. Students taking Advanced Placement exams may earn college credit upon successful completion of the exam.

Advanced courses include three world languages, philosophy, biology electives, world history, astronomy, and genetics, just to name a few.

Fine Arts courses, such as dance, drawing and painting, photography and sculpture,  allow students to expand their talents. Students are able to engage in competition, both local and regional, for possible scholarships. A complete listing and description of courses offered at CASA can be found by clicking on the Classes & Staff link above.