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Chandler, AZ
Students enrolled: 99

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550 W. Warner Road
Chandler, AZ 85225

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(480) 287-5588
(480) 287-5581
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September 02, 2015
I worked there in the Spring 2015; bad news. The principal, who was also new, was clueless and very vague. He could not articulate himself, so planning stuff on or around certain days were tough because he wouldn't email you or communicate things in advance. Things "come up" out of nowhere and he expects you to drop what you're doing and tend to it. For spring break last year, I had planned a honeymoon 3 months in advance asking if there would be anything on spring break. Of course, admin said no. The principal ended up scheduling a professional development smack in the middle of break two weeks before break; meanwhile 5 or 6 teachers had plans to go out of town. Even with admin knowing that they added it last second, they expected us to show up and cancel our expensive tickets half of us got. Not to mention the principal showed up late that spring break to the PD. And not by 30 minutes, by about 3 hours. A lot of us were livid at him for doing such a selfish act. He took forever to approve time off. He never communicates. Good teachers, lousy school, lousy principal. This also rubs off on to the kids. If you are considering working here, find another place to work. If you are a parent thinking of sending your kids here, don't. As a former teacher there, send them to a better school. This is the most ridiculous system I have ever witnessed as I have taught over 25 years. I hope parents and new teachers consider this before diving into AZ Compass;.

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Strongly disagree
September 02, 2015
No way is, has or will this school ever do this. Send your kid somewhere else.

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Strongly disagree
September 02, 2015
It does quite the opposite; it enables student's to act out so that when they go out in the real world, they will be shocked to see that employers do not tolerate that type of behavior. AZ Compass wants its teachers to "develop relationships" with students as the solution to everything. Some things are ok, but not after a kids threw paper at your face or cursed you out screaming.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
September 02, 2015
Principal lies, does not communicate and although admin has policies in their handbook written down, it is hardly ever followed up with admin. It is a bunch of lies.

- submitted by a parent

April 24, 2015
Please don't send your children here, many issues on almost every leave. When you call a counselor with a problem it doesn't ever get resolved. Program system issues that keep your students from passing, just so they have to retake classes over. They say you can work at your own pace however that's not true at all. I enrolled my daughter in a math class over the summer 2014 and had no issues. She called the school by her self at age 17. I have never been able to login in to see her progress. Now that she is 18 she has failed 3 class that she in rolled her self in. I called and they removed one of the class from her transcript. With this last class there has need computer issues not updating her class work. Called a counselor 4 days ago and was told the teacher needs to grade her out still. However, I belive the just don't care to get her grade right. Now when I call back again I will not get the same counselor, there is no accountability that way. My daughter at her home school has 3.8 GPA if that helps you understand stand I'm not just a parent that doesn't hold my children accountable for their school work. I sincerely hope you find this information helpful.

- submitted by a parent

April 03, 2014
This is a very small, but quickly growing school with a beautiful new campus and really great teachers. I am very impressed with the schools willingness to individualize based on the needs of the student.

- submitted by a parent

January 10, 2014
AZCP gives my daughter what she needs in life to succeed. She use to go to a public school where she was being overlooked by the teachers and just pushed along not realizing that she was struggling in her reading or they just didn't care. I took out of the public school system and brought her to AZ compass, where she is advancing in her reading and she is building her confidence back up which is what she had loss in her other school. The teachers are so passionate about teaching which makes it so easy for her to learn. She adores her teachers and her principal. It is more of a family atmosphere which makes it easier to talk to the administration when you have an issue. They take every step to ensure that when she graduated from High School that she will be successful in what ever she decides to do in life. Couldn't have chosen a better place for my child. I would encourage every parent that has a child that needs the extra TLC, to bring them to AZCP...The Principal is understanding and compassionate about her children..

- submitted by a parent

December 17, 2013
My child attends AZCP and I could not have been happier. The principal and the teachers are very dedicated to my child's education. I love the fact that I can come in and talk to an administrator or teacher at any time. The staff is all about the education of our children. I give this school the up most respect.

- submitted by a parent

May 16, 2013
The Principal and the Teachers are very dedicated and compassionate about their work. They work very well with the parents to get the children back up to speed when ever they fall behind on they're school work. They are all very instrumental on the children's education. They are willing to put in the extra hours to help the kids learn what it is that they do not understand. I am very grateful for all that they do for our children. Thank-you very much.

- submitted by a parent

January 04, 2013
Very good school, good education, good teachers and students and gets your child ready for college!

- submitted by a parent

January 19, 2012
Great school, small environment is very beneficial! Sports programs and staff are awesome! Love it.

- submitted by a community member

November 14, 2011
Unsatisfactory is all I have to say about this school. Unless you want your child beaten up I wouldn't send them there.

- submitted by a community member

July 30, 2011
This school has moved to 2020 N Arizona Avenue. It is still one of the top five charter schools as reported int the AZ Republic in 2010.

- submitted by a parent

July 28, 2011
AZ Compass is a great school. We are treated as a family, we excel in AIMS, we our top in sports and we have a dance company. The teachers care and the administration is top notch!

- submitted by a community member

April 18, 2011
This school has a great group of teachers and a principal who all really care about the students. However, there is not a good learning environment due to the administration's policy of not getting rid of any students, even students who continually disrupt classes and regularly insult the staff. The lower grades, 7-9, are extremely roudy in all classed, and very little teaching is able to be done due to ineffectual discipline by the owner. Students regularly complain about teachers, and this leads to a large turn over of teachers, while the disruptive students are kept in order to keep receiving state funds. I would not send my own children to this school, and would not recommend the school except for grades 10-12.

- submitted by a teacher

February 26, 2011
I am a student at AZ Compass Prep School(Skyline) and I just want to say I love this school! The students are nice, the teachers are amazing! In fact they feel like my family. The only bad thing about the school is that it is so wonderful at the end of the day I do not want to go home. This is such an improvement from my old school. I used to have F's and C's now I have A's and B's thanks to this school. This school has the spirit crew, vector dance company, visual arts, choir, athletics, NJHS(National Junior Honor Society), and more! I would recommend this school to anyone!

- submitted by a community member

August 11, 2010
My seventh grader comes home with something new she's learned every day... and she's excited about learning! Such a change from last year... I'm even excited to hear what sh'e learned!

- submitted by a parent

November 19, 2009
This is a school of excellence in Academics and students do work hard to get into college!

- submitted by a parent
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Az Compass Prep School
550 W. Warner Road, Chandler, AZ  85225
(480) 287-5588
Last modified Az Compass Prep School is a Charter school that serves grades 7-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Az Compass Prep School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top