Fort Caspar Academy
Phone: (307) 253-3400
Principal: Nicole Rapp
Office Manager: Kim Lucas
Address: 4100 W. 38th St., Casper, 82604
“The vision of Fort Caspar Academy is educational excellence through a comprehensive, rigorous curriculum and virtuous character development with a strong student-staff-parent partnership.”
Fort Caspar Academy is proud to have earned recognition by the U.S. Department of Education as a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. To be considered for this honor, schools must score in the top 15% of schools on state assessments. Our students, parents, teachers and staff have worked as a team—as a family—to achieve consistently strong academic performance. At FCA, parents are empowered to develop and refine the ongoing practices of the school.
The effectiveness of FCA’s academic curriculum is maximized with a parallel curriculum emphasizing Character Development. We believe it is our responsibility to help students become successful, happy adults. Our Core Virtues (responsibility, hope, respect, diligence, honesty, courage, gratitude, faithfulness, compassion, forgiveness and humility) go a long way toward meeting that goal.
Curriculum at FCA is rigorous and sequential, based upon Wyoming’s Content and Performance Standards.
In early grades students learn strong foundational skills in math primarily using Saxon Math.
Our comprehensive reading and writing program, The Spalding Method, focuses on phonics, vocabulary, fluency, text comprehension, spelling, grammar, handwriting and vivid self-expression. Cursive writing is taught beginning in second grade.
Art, Music and P.E. classes are an integrated part of FCA’s overall curriculum, enhancing character education, reading and math skills to benefit the whole child.
Instrumental music instruction in Band and Orchestra classes provided before school hours through a partnership between Fort Caspar Academy and VIBES Fine and Performing Arts.
Science and Social Studies are taught at each grade level.
Fourth and fifth grades may participate in volleyball and basketball on campus through the Casper Recreation Center. After school activities include Student Council, Lego Robotics Club, Jr. Lego Robotics Club, P.E. Club, and Science Club.
Classes at Fort Caspar Academy begin at 8:45 a.m. and run until 3:30 p.m. After-school activities vary in times.
We believe that our academy values are extremely important to creating well-rounded citizens. These values include: character education, consistency in teaching and learning, discipline, enhanced dress code, excellence, high expectations, high time on task, parent partnerships, and structure.