About This 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 Arizona Charter Academy's test results to learn more about school performance.
Student Ethnicity (2011)
Subsidized Lunch (2011)
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Arizona Charter Academy Reviews
This is a unique school with many diverse strengths!
In working with many students and schools from around the metro Phoenix area, I can honestly say that this school has some very strong elements for all students. Teachers and other staff genuinely work hard to meet the unique needs of their students' diverse learning styles. The school has smaller class sizes, which is a huge benefit for students receiving more attention and support. There are many parent and community involvement components, which is a powerful illustration of the faith that parents and local community members have in this school. Concerns that are brought to administration are addressed in a timely, professional manner. Every school setting is not a perfect fit for every student, but this school is definitely a strong fit for the majority of students. I highly recommend ACA!
The principal and teachers are amazing and offer all students a chance at success. I am very pleased with the curriculum and extra -curricular activities that are offered.
My son is in his second year at ACA and we are so pleased. I have been in education for 20 years and never expected I would be so happy with a charter school. The curriculum they use is very engaging and rigorous. He is challenged to do his best and exceed evry day. One other thing I noticed the first time I ever walked into the school is the staff. They are so friendly and everyone genuinely seems happy to be there. I highly recommend ACA to any parent looking for a school that will challenge and raise their student to the next level.
Amazing school! I have been impressed with how they create opportunities to put what students have learned into practice. My high school daughter will be going to Costa Rica this summer with the school, and has signed up for the human rights summit in Germany in 2016. She also participated in a program where she learned about the legislative process, and even wrote a bill and presented it in a mock legislative session where she presented her bill to community leaders and state Representatives. Great teachers, and I always feel welcome as a parent.
A great place to work!
I have been at ACA for two years and believe it's an amazing school! Administration takes teacher input seriously when making decisions to better the school. Staff puts the needs of children first and hold many roles to make students successful. Students respect the newly remodeled buildings, staff, and their peers. Arizona Charter Academy is an "A" school that is truly making their students college/career ready, and I'm proud to be a part of it!!
Excellence and caring.
The key word to describe Arizona Charter Academy is CARE. The teachers care about their students and care about excellence.
Arizona Charter Academy is an excellent school. My children attend this school and they love it. The staff is there for the parents as well as the students. My kids have been attending this school for three years and there is no way that I would ever send my kids to a non Charter school. They care about their students and they care about their education. All of the students are known by name with the staff. It's a small school setting that gives students personal attention.
My children have gone to ACA for two years and will not be returning. They have a big bullying issue at that school.