Welcome to A3 – A school for you


Next Information Night for Prospective Students: Tuesday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m.

The A3 Vision: Every student a learner, a teacher, a leader

Mission: To inspire learning, engage passion, and empower transformation through high academic standards and professional-level arts and science experiences.

We believe that students make the most of their learning when they take ownership of their education and that students deserve the opportunity to develop and pursue a particular passion at increasingly greater depth, guided by mentors in our community who can encourage excellence. At A3 we help students make connections within academic disciplines, between academics and the arts, and between their lives now and their lives as they enter the larger global community.

Confluence Fall 2016

Instead of final exams, A3 has Confluence – a two day event at the end of each semester in which students demonstrate their knowledge through large-scale projects. It exemplifies A3’s commitment to cross-curricular, project-based learning, as students use spoken word, music, dance, visual and media arts and interactive displays in presentations to parents, public and staff. Check out a few of the highlights from last semester on our Youtube channel (click on the upper left to see all videos on the playlist).


~ View program as PDF ~ Printed copies will be available at all venues.


EdcroAt A3 students work in learning teams across curriculums of Humanities (Language Arts and Social Studies), Inquiries (Math and Science) and art to create project demonstrations that are examples of content learning.

Lessons and projects are built upon the “EDCRO” system – an acronym for Explore – Design – Create – Refine – Own. Students are taught the skills to use this system, and projects are assessed using the EDCRO rubric.

We believe in teamwork and building community. At A3, students, faculty, parents, and community partners share responsibility to create and sustain a safe, ethical, and focused place to learn.

At A3 we create a structure of learning based on real-world inquires, critical thinking and problem solving. We believe that when a student learns outside the context of a textbook, they will see a subject’s relevance and purpose in a richer light.

See what five student film makers say about what The A3 Culture is like, and then see a video about  Headwaters, our all-school retreat the first three days of school.

See what Inquiries (Math & Science) class is like.

Please visit our About Us and our Why A3 pages to learn more about A3 and how we work

Are you an A3 Educator? Click here for the A3 Teachers Manual.


A Message from the District

To the Student’s Parent(s):

In order to more efficiently serve parents and patrons, Springfield Public Schools website has been updated to include information, in part, pertaining to annual parent/student notification such as Student Responsibilities & Rights Handbook, A Note to Parents About Directory Rights, Parent Notice Concerning Student Records, HIV/AIDS Curriculum Announcement, Teacher Qualifications, Parent Review of Materials.

To review the above information, please access the website at http://www.springfield.k12.or.us/parentrights
  Parents and patrons may also contact the school office for printed copies of any of the above documents.