Casper Classical Academy began serving students in 1997 in Casper, Wyoming, with a 7th-9th grade enrollment of only 25 students, then called Fort Caspar Academy Middle School. In 2000-2001, we officially became Casper Classical Academy and moved into our own building. Since then, we have grown to a total of 365 students from grades 6 through 9. Our growth began in the 2006-2007 school year and incrementally increased each year up until 2012-2013. During the past few years, our enrollment has hung around 360-375. Our growth has been possible thanks to an open enrollment policy in Natrona County School District #1, which allows students from any part of the district to attend our school. As such, we have no specific, localized neighborhood community. Our district has also seen increased enrollment over the years and is up 1,572 students since the start of our growth in 2006. The 2016-2017 school year is seeing a slight decline in student numbers due to a changing economy in the state of Wyoming. So far, our school has not seen any decrease.
Our school truly represents all parts of the city. The demographics of our student population are varied. Over the last several years, we have had a slight increase in the percentage of students who qualify for assistance programs such as free or reduced lunch, which is currently at 27%. We have had a few students who have qualified for assistance as English Language Learners, as well as an similar-to-our-past number of students who are characterized as At-Risk (6%), or who have an Individualized Education Plan (9.8%) which is slightly increased. The student population we serve represents a wide range of families with varied socioeconomic backgrounds.