CASA Mission

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

academically and artistically motivated students.


AP Exams begin May 1.
All students taking AP tests MUST arrive AT LEAST 20 minutes before the exam is scheduled to begin.  No student will be admitted to the exam after the doors have closed. which is 10 minutes before the exam starts. 

CASA Classes continue as usual throughout the testing period. 

Parents, please remember to call the CASA attendance line if your student will be missing class for any reason.  Thank you

Come to the CASA Showcase on May 10 at Ferndale High School!  The Art Show opens at 6:00 pm, and the Performance featuring CASA actors, dancers, singers and film makers, begins at 7:00 pm  See you there!

CASA is still accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year.  See your counselor at your home high school for more information. 

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. Students elect to take two 55-minute courses designed to engage students in higher levels of thinking. Please see the Classes & Staff link for course times.

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 two world languages, philosophy, interpretive literature, world history, astronomy, and genetics, just to name a few.

Fine Arts courses, such as dance, acting, stage design, and art, 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 the 2016-2017 courses offered at CASA can be found by clicking on the Classes & Staff link above.