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
Home of the Chargers
It is the mission of Fort Caspar Academy to train the intellect and the character of the student; to teach and prepare the student academically, not only for college but also for a lifetime of learning; to provide a structured environment that enhances the learning process, and to promote parental involvement. True learning progresses from facts to understanding to expression. To ensure this progression is made, our mission it to continue a consistent approach to education at all grade levels.
Hold the Fort and go love those kids.
Founding principal, Norm Carrol
Fort Caspar Academy (FCA) is a public school within the Natrona County School District (NCSD) in Casper, Wyoming. FCA serves students from grades kindergarten to fifth grade. It was established in 1995 by a group of parents as an initiative in school reform, and has stirred interest because of an innovative approach that combines traditional concepts of instruction and discipline with a modern understanding of childhood cognitive processes. This takes place in a school environment that is caring and nurturing, where highly trained professional staff are concerned not only with scholastic discipline, but also with each student as a person.
FCA students, teachers, and staff started the 2008/2009 school year in a new building. Over $100,000.00 was raised by parents and teachers for playground equipment at the new site. Kindergartners enjoy their own secure playground area. Each classroom is equipped with laptop computers for large group instruction and assessment. Housed within the library is an Academic Focus room with stadium seating that can accommodate larger groups for presentations.
Fort Caspar Academy is honored to be recognized by the United States Department of Education as a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. Our school received specific recognition as an Exemplary High Performing School. Exemplary High Performing Schools are nominated by the State Superintendent of Schools. In order to be eligible a school must be in the top fifteen percent of all schools in the state based on state assessments of reading and math, and on other school performance measures.
Additionally, a nominated school must be ranked in the top forty percent of all schools in the state for performance of students of diverse populations. This achievement looks at the school’s performance over a number of years and is due to the outstanding performance of staff, parents, and students throughout Fort Caspar Academy’s history.