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9-12
Public charter
Avondale, AZ
Students enrolled: 305
Before care: No
After care: No

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3400 North Dysart Rd
Avondale, AZ 85392

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(623) 535-0754
(623) 535-1210
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Map of Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center - Estrella address.

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October 06, 2014
This week was the American Quarter Horse Association Novice Championships. A student from AAEC Estrella Mountain competed against a hundred horses and riders from across the country and she won! She is a World Champion! Her parents believe that the flexibility offered by the school helped in her quest for the world championship title.

- submitted by a teacher
October 06, 2014
AVONDALE, Arizona Two Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) students were recently selected and appointed to the 2014 All-Arizona Academic Team, which recognizes the top community college students in the state

- submitted by a teacher
April 29, 2014
Great school my daughter is graduating with an associate degree I recommend because you signed up for my son for next year.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2014
I am a Freshmen at AAEC and I have to say this school is amazing. The teachers push you and help you see your full potential. They don't go easy on you because they know you can do it and want you to be the best you can be. Be prepared to put in a lot of hard work and time. The school also has several clubs you can join and tutoring after school to get help on whatever you need. They want to see you succeed and will do whatever they can to help you get there. I highly recommend going to AAEC!

- submitted by a student
October 17, 2013
My daughter is a freshman here and we LOVE the atmosphere at this school! The students have an amazing opportunity to earn college credits while in high school! The teachers are wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
Don't let the name fool you. It's not all about Agriculture and horses. They have an excellent curriculum and the teachers really expect a lot out of the kids. Our child is thriving there! The only downside that I see to this school is the lack of the regular "high school experience". That being sports and band and chorus and other activities like that. Other than that, it has been a wonderful experience for my child, and I highly recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2013
My daughter just finished her freshman year here at AAEC - Estrella. She is maintaining a 4.0 GPA, and is feeling very proud and accomplished. She loves her teachers, and comments frequently on how the kids are all so well behaved, and she loves that all of the kids seem to be college bound. We have found the school administration to be not only acommodating, but actively involved and passionate about ensuring the success of every child. We have had such a great experience this year, that my younger daughter will be attending this coming fall as well.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2013
As an educator of over fifteen years, I have been a part of large public schools and average sized middle schools and AAEC is head and shoulders above them. Is it perfect? Of course not, perfection doesn't exist and every school has flaws, but the positives far outweigh the negatives. Our students are exposed to a college environment but they must earn the right to take these classes. Nothing is given to them, in terms of grades or opportunities. They must prove their worth repeatedly for the chance to earn college credits. As a whole the atmosphere is positive and constructive with top educators in their respective field providing unique enrichment opportunities for the students. It is challenging and the students who accept these tasks will leave feeling more confident about their academic abilities and about the transition to the collegiate environment. The school lives up to its billing by investing in the students.

- submitted by a teacher
September 06, 2012
What an amazing opportunity. Last year, in only their second year of existence, they had a student graduate with an Associates Degree from Estrella Mountain Community College, a week before she graduated with her high school diploma! I wish these opportunities were available when I was in school.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2012
AAEC is a school with a student first mentality. Students are able to work toward an Associates Degree while obtaining their high school degree! They have high test scores but above that they encourage students to grow and mature as individuals. They have an active and well put together FFA program which promotes students potential for Premier Leadership, Personal Growth, and Career Success through agricultural education. They also have many other student organizations to encourage students become well rounded citizens in our society.

- submitted by a teacher
June 14, 2012
This is a great school for students who are committed to success and seek a college prep environment. Because it is a small school, students have the opportunity to really know their teachers (and vice versa), receive the help/guidance they need, and be part of an educational community.

- submitted by a teacher
June 14, 2012
As a student of AAEC Estrella I couldn't have asked for a better school, or for better teachers. This school gives you nothing but motivation and the staff actually cares for their students. The teachers know exactly what they are teaching and make sure that students know that they are there to help them in anyway possible. I have been in other schools and AAEC is the only one where I felt respected by all staff and students. Making AAEC your school would be the best decision that you could make for your child or for yourself.

- submitted by a student
June 14, 2012
The students at AAEC- Estrella Mtn were focused, goal oriented, and a real pleasure to teach. When I asked them to do something, they never argued, I never had to ask twice, and they went right to work. Truly an enjoyable experience. Nice classrooms and a fun staff to work with. The AIMS scores were the highest of any school I have ever taught at. The coercion with the Community College makes for an amazing opportunity for the students. Imagine being able to get an Associates Degree while graduating from high school.

- submitted by a teacher
October 13, 2011
AAEC provides motivated students a chance to earn a college Associates Degree while still in High School! I have worked at AAEC for 3 years now and in that time have seen over 100 students graduate with their Associates! What an amazing opportunity, saving parents thousands of dollars! I wish this type of program existed when I was in school!

- submitted by a teacher
October 07, 2011
If you are looking for a safe school that will treat your children with respect, AAEC is the answer. They staff teacher with respect and kindness and expects the same in return. This is the premier college preparatory high school in the west valley. Check them out, you will not regret your decision to allow your child to attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2011
Out of the three high schools that I attended, AAEC was the worst. The teachers were not respectful, the school wasn t organized, and the teachers did not know how to teach. If you re a parent and you re reading this, have the decency to send your child to school where the teachers care about them and don t humiliate them and treat them like trash. If you re a student looking for a school, do not choose AAEC unless you enjoy being yelled at, embarrassed, and lied to. Choosing AAEC would be one of the worst decisions you have made.

- submitted by a student
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Free college classes at Estrella Community College for qualified students. Our students earn college credits towards an Associate's Degree.

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Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center - Estrella
3400 North Dysart Rd, Avondale, AZ  85392
(623) 535-0754
Last modified Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center - Estrella is a Charter school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center - Estrella Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top