Amerischools Academy - Camelback
Phoenix, AZ 85013
About This School
AmeriSchools partners with Phoenix Theatre, The Boys and Girls Club, YMCA to create opportunities for students outside the classroom to explore interests.
Other notes of interest:
AmeriSchools hold a Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society
Middle School students make a yearly trip to Catalina Island Marine Institute
Students in grades 5-8 are eligible to participate in after school sports such as volleyball, flag football, basketball, and softball
Elementary students participate in musical performances
The FISH! Philosophy is practiced throughout the school
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Amerischools Academy - Camelback's test results to learn more about school performance.
Student Ethnicity (2011)
Subsidized Lunch (2011)
District Spending (2010)
All Grades Language Arts Performance
Amerischools Academy - Camelback Reviews
A work in progress
I feel that Amerischools Academy has many great opportunities but I do not like that students do not attend field trips. They do not have resources that go home with the student so that parents can provide quality feedback. In addition, I do not like how math was taught during elementary. Science is not important, for the elementary classes. I feel that my child was stressed all the time because sheets and sheets...and more sheets of math were send home on a daily basis.
Parents do not have to pay to go to Amerischools; however, I concur with the previous poster. I also was a member of this school and the violence and disrespect was completely out of control. Fights, abusive language, and lack of programs to help students were a daily thing at this school. Sorry, but I don't think that this school is up to par with discipline.
This school has dropped in their math AIMS scores from 2008 to 2009 and the reading has stayed the same, no improvement. Science and math are continuing to drop at this school each year. Check out the ADE report card for this school for further information. You should always do this before enrolling your child in a Charter school. I would only put my child in a Charter school that had the testing scores to back up their statements about the quality of education provided.
Parents do not have to pay anything to go to AmeriSchools.
AmeriSchools has high expectations of students and staff. Staff work with the parents to help students reach their full potential. The school is labeled performing plus for two years in a row and are working very hard to reach a highly performing label!
Ok - in all fairness - it been years since I have taught at Amerischools so it may have changed; however, my experience at this location was not a good one. I encountered violence, disrespect, and the parents were running the school, not the educators. Maybe the school leadership has changed - I don't know. All I know is that I never understood why parents would pay to put their child in this school, at least not when I was a part of the school. I stayed for half a year because that's all I could take - the school was very scary at that time.
Omg its Mason! This school is the best school in the district, (A student at Amerischools) all the kids are nice and welcoming the teachers are the best and are always helpful. I would take serious consideration to this school,ive been in Amerischools for 4 years now and I havn't been to a better school. You get to enjoy this school and really get to make a bond with it. Thats why I go there still,the teachers,staff,learning enviorment and the enjoyment.