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Hello Power Campus!

Welcome to the last week of quarter 3. As we move into the last few days before Spring Break, we have our Winter Sports awards tonight on campus and parent-teacher conferences this Thursday and Friday. The offices will move to Spring Break office hours of 9am – 3pm starting Monday, March 13, and offices will be closed all day on Friday, March 17 and Monday, March 20. Normal office hours resume on the first day we return from Spring Break, Monday, March 27.

My hope is that everyone will get a restful two weeks of Spring Break in preparation for a strong finish to an already fantastic school year academically at San Tan Charter.

As we return from break, we move full-steam ahead into Arizona State Testing!  This year we have planned for some exciting incentives for students including the culinary department helping with meals and offering grades incentives to those meeting standards on the tests! To help support all students, the school also invested in purchasing an additional Mathematics resources in the ALEKS program! ALEKS works in conjunction with our current English curriculum in that it is able to tailor-meet students’ needs based on individual mastery of content. This level of targeted instruction has also been used at the college and university levels to assist in learning.

Please see below for the grade levels and test schedules after Spring Break:


March 28 – 29

AzSci (Science Test) 8th & 11th grade

April 4

ACT Test (11th grade)
ACT-Aspire (9th grade)

April 5

ACT-Aspire (9th grade)

April 11-13

AASA (Arizona’s Academic Standards Assessment) 7th & 8th grade

April 14


April 18



Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences

It’s not too late to sign up for parent-teacher conferences!

Conferences are organized in 90-minute blocks with the average conference time lasting 10 minutes. Please select the time block that is most convenient for your family and select the teachers you would like to conference with before selecting “submit”.

Families will meet in the student union during their scheduled time block and wait for their teacher(s) to come and meet them for their appointment. This format allows families to move through all conferences with the least amount of wait time.

When:  March 9th & 10th

RSVP:    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0c44aca62d6-spring1#/

Parent-Teacher Conferences Food Donations

Our Spring Late-night Parent Teacher Conference is Thursday March 9th. Thank you to those who have donated food for our teacher dinner! Our teachers and staff will be here all day and into the evening and, as always, love and appreciate your kindness and amazing dinners. The theme this time around is “Picnic Dinner”.  Please help us in providing meals and desserts (that no not require the use of an oven) and deliver all items by Thursday, March 9th at 3:30pm to the Power Campus Front Office.

Please sign up here:



Enrollment Information

We are at 93% capacity and counting! If you have not yet re-registered, please make sure to get in before we reach capacity! In planning for staffing for next school year, we need to know an accurate count of our students attending. Our registrar, Ms. Gray is available to take your call, 7:30am – 4:30pm M-F, if you need assistance.

REMINDER: This year all students can be re-enrolled online.

While phone apps are convenient for most things – we recommend using a computer to complete your re-enrollment at San Tan Charter. 

Please Log into your Parent Portal. Go to “More” and then “Online Registration.”

  1. Confirm existing students’ information
  2. Add any new siblings


Winter Sports Awards

Thank you to all the students and parents for their hard work and dedication this Winter sports season. This was one of our most successful Winter seasons as we had 100 students participate in our sports programs. As we close out our Winter season, you are invited to our March 7 awards night.

The Awards will be held at 5:30pm in the Main Gym. Doors open at 5:00pm. Hope to see you there!


Tax Credit Giving

San Tan Charter is well on its way of reaching our goal of $100,000.00. To continue with this gracious giving, please read below as there is still time to donate.

The form link is now open to donate:


With your support, we can continue to provide the programs outlined below:

  • Junior High and High School Culinary Arts: Restaurant quality cutlery, pots/pans, additional shelving, and supplies for the classroom
  • Full-Day Kindergarten Scholarship
  • Funding for the Library/Media Space
  • Health Care Supplies
  • Playground Equipment

In addition, our Montessori Preschool School gives out around $45,000.00 a year in scholarship to those families in need, we are able to offer these scholarships because of the Arizona School tax credit program. The best part is whatever you contribute, you will receive dollar for dollar back on your state taxes. So, if you give $100, you can deduct that $100 off what you owe in taxes. You do not have to have a child at the school to pledge, you must only be an AZ State resident paying AZ State taxes.

Here is the live link for the Preschool School Tax Credit:


Here is the live link for the Private School Tax Credit: https://yqysjrrxph.formstack.com/forms/privateschooltaxcredit

Parent Yearbook Advertisements

Are you interested in having an advertisement in the Yearbook? Information on how to create a Yearbook AD can be found: https://support.creatorstudioapp.com/portal/en/kb/articles/purchasing-and-designing-a-parent-ad-parents


Yearbooks on Sale

Production is underway on the 2022-23 Yearbook, “Continuing our Legacy”. Ordering is still open. Click below or scan the QR code to order today!



EF Tours 

Looking ahead to make plans for travel?

We have two major trip offerings for the 2023-2024 school year. One trip is domestic and one trip is international. These trips are open to ALL STCS families.

Domestic Trip- Eastern Seaboard

Travel from Boston to New York to Philadelphia to Washington DC to Colonial Williamsburg and see all the historical sights


International Trip- Scotland and Ireland

Travel from the highlands and the emerald isle



­­­Athletic Sponsorships

Help advertise your business this New Year through STCS Athletics. Click on the link below to see how San Tan Charter can help you in the marketplace.

Click here for sponsorship information: Athletic Sponsorship


Student Technology

San Tan Charter utilizes student laptops to access curriculum for the majority classes. Click on the links below for an approved list of devices you can purchase for your student for the school.

  1. Approved Chromebook Listhttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aEObzp9n4hZaP_C8BPOBCTtHADoQWj9Jt9jkFa1gEMk/edit?usp=sharing
  2. Technology Payments (for personal and tech rentals) – https://santancharterschool.com/laptop-lease/
  3. Technology Agreement Form – All Students must complete the technology agreement form yearly.  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tBXepw0WkWlSazS8suUaZTNea1LFCpTY/view


Infinite Campus Parent Portal

Follow your students’ attendance, grades and more by logging on to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal by clicking here.


Looking to work at San Tan?

San Tan Charter is looking for Guest Teachers. Please call 480-222-0811 for more information.


School Calendar

Visit the San Tan Charter School Calendar – https://santancharterschool.com/calendar/

Download a PDF of our calendar of events – https://santancharterschool.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/2022-2023-school-year-calendar.pdf


Helpful Links

Become an Athletic Sponsor- Click Here to Donate

Make Online Payment

Order Lunch 

Arizona Tax Credit Form


Social Media Links

Facebook- San Tan Charter School Family Connection

Facebook-PreK-6 Recker Campus

Facebook-7-12 Power Campus


Calendar of Events

March 7

Winter Sports Banquet

March 8-10

Half Day Schedules

March 10

Home Game: Varsity Boys Volleyball, 5:30pm

March 13-24


March 15

Home Game: Beach Volleyball, 4:00pm

March 21

Home Game: Varsity Boys Volleyball, 4:30pm

March 23

Home Game: Varsity Baseball, 4:00pm
Home Game: Varsity Volleyball, 4:30pm


Brandon Tauscher

480-222-0811 (Power Campus)
e. btauscher@santancs.com

San Tan Charter School
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