Paragon Science Academy (PSA) is one of the best charter schools for gifted students Arizona has to offer. As a long term substitute, every teaching job is an opportunity to work with budding community members. However at PSA - I am educating students who are active community members and potentially, tomorrow's CEO's and Civic Leaders. PSA students' strive daily to make a difference in their communities and the make the world a better place to live. They are among the brightest in all of Arizona! Paragon Science Academy has high standards. PSA seizes every opportunity to enrich their students by providing FREE after school tutoring, enrichment classes, and career mentoring. An online technology program allows the school to keep in touch with parents and students. Parents can check grades, download homework, and to keep in touch with teachers. It's just an awesome school to attend. Other neat happenings include: * A robotics program, * Science & Math Olympiads, * Accelerated programming Avail.* 504 and Title 1 students welcomed * Sports and music programs * College Scholarship assistance * Paragon Science Academy is an AWESOME place to work and learn at! Check it out...
This school knows how to have an event! They had a expo yesterday and it was amazing. Hats off to Mrs. Tara and Tonya who I'm sure we're the backbone of the event. To Mr. Pierce who gave my friend a great tour and was so much fun. To the kids and their amazing demonstrations. That fire tornado was so cool. And who knew I could start a fire with just steel wool and a battery. My kids loved the whole thing. They are still talking about mister pierce breaking boards with his bare hands. Great job Paragon! Go Panthers!
Paragon science Academy is the answer to my prayers! The school really works with the families and its students to make it the best possible educational experience around. There are so many people to thank at PSA starting at the front desk. Ms Matthews is so kind and helpful. She always has a smile for everyone. Mr. Pierce is out front in the morning to keep things smooth and greats everyone. He is also there at the end of the day. Ms Seda is a dedicated teacher and Ms Richardson is so positive and encouraging. Ms Elif is always doing something with my child for Science Olympiad. My only concern is the cleanliness of the school. The bathrooms and floors are always dirty but I remind my self that not part of learning. I hope that PSA continues to grow and that the students prosper. Thank you to all of the staff.
My 4th grade daughter loves coming here. We were a little concerned that she might struggle with the high academic standards but the teachers have helped her every step of the way. Mrs. Mathews has help make the school feel like a home. Mrs. Richardson makes the classroom feel inviting and fun. My daughter thinks of her as a second mother. Mrs. Johnson keeps my daughter accountable for her work. Mr. Pearce keeps my daughter safe and the school bully free. Mr. Selim keeps the school running perfectly. We'll never take my daughter out of this school.
I am so happy I attend a school where students all get along. I fit in and so do all the other students. We have amazing teachers that teach more than the subject they are assigned to teach. They teach us life lessons and how to use critical thinking to better life and those around us. If you are looking for a school that is 8-3 this is not the place for you. Why? Well there is always something going on!! From movie night to basketball to CMLP. We had our first student vs teachers basket ball game for the heart association yesterday! So much fun!!! Thank you Ms Matthews for making it fun and making us laugh and thank you ms tara for the awesome shirts! Teacher may have win this round but watch out next time! This year has been so much fun and I have learned a lot! I am proud of my school! And I am proud to say I am a PARAGON PANTHER! special shot out to ms Elif and the science Olympiad team! #cant touch this! <3 this school!
As a grandparent of children attending Paragon Science Academy I have attended several events including science fairs,basketball games and robotic competitions.I must say that the enthusiasm from these students gives me great satisfaction and extra energy!They are a great group of students who look forward to sharing their knowledge with others..I look forward to upcoming events.Thank you staff and students of PSA!!!
This is my son's first year and going great. The size of the school is great as they know your child by name and the parents. Always friendly and professional. Activies always going on, sometimes not a heads up but better than never. Excited that Coach Smith started a basketball team and hope to see more, it is a great addition to the school for a sports program and more opportunities. Love the CoolSis website and app that I can see grades, behavior, and attendance in an instant. Always got good reviews from other parents before signing up my son. Glad we chose Paragon!
My son and daughter have been going here for 3 years now. My wife and I would never think about moving them to another school. The teachers truly care about their students. The secretaries make everyone feel welcomed and comfortable. Mr. Pearce is always outside at the end of the day and lets me know how my kids are doing. Mrs Galloway keeps us up to date on our sons progress. And Mr. Smith is an energetic man who both my kids love. This is the only school my kids will ever attend.
I LOVE this school. My son goes here and we wouldn't consider putting him anywhere else. Other than an issue with changing two teachers mid-year. I love this place. I want to shout out to the office staff and the principals. They rule! They also have a great art teacher.
I love this school! My daughters love going here and I love the way the staff treats us. I want to give credit to a few of the staff members. Mrs. Tonya is so friendly and she always greets the parents and kids when they come in. Mrs Tara is always at the forefront of the schools activities. She is so sweet. Miss Richardson and Mrs Johnson who are so sweet to my daughter but hold her accountable. Mr. Howell and Mr. Hart who keep my other daughter questioning the world and trying to make it better. Mr. Pierce for keeping the school safe and running smoothly. And finally, Mr. Selim for being such a great principal.
What a great school! They offer so many programs for my children both during school and after school. They have clubs that are free or of little charge. They have tutoring if my child needs extra assistance or missed a subject. They encourage their students to do their best and accomplish anything they set their minds to doing. For the younger students they have leggo club, odessy of the mind, gate, orchestra, math counts, ASTEM, and even girl scouts. For the older students they have jewelry, performing arts, science Olympiad (best program ever!). I would caution the robot program. They will not let new students into the program and the teacher is rude when asked why or when. He just says ten only. My son is waiting for his turn and hopes next year. Check out this school! The kids are great, office staff is friendly as well as helpful and the teachers are there to teach! Great concept! It is a very diverse population! We value that aspect and hope for our future relations in this world. There is homework and difficult classes and my children never come home and are not able to tell me what they learned today! They love school! Thank you Paragon! Go Panthers!
I am a student at paragon science academy and I would not want to go to another school. The school is a place where I feel my voice is heard and I am important. I am involved in many programs at PSA and I have developed many quality relationships with other students as well as the teachers. I have been encouraged to go for my dreams and reach for the stars. If you are wondering if this school is for my child look no farther! There is a lot of homework and the classes are not easy! If you want easy go to another school. Many of us joke that we are self proclaimed geeks and nerds...laugh now but we will be your boss when we grow up! Seriously thank you Mom and Dad for taking me to PSA and thank you PSA for making it a great School! Look out world here we come!
Paragon Science Academy is an excelling school with a focus on STEM education. The teachers here go above and beyond to help each child excel to their highest potential. Here at PSA we challenge children and have high expectations so that in the future they will succeed. MAP testing helps the staff place your child in the best class that will enrich learning, challenge them, and foster new and improved skills. We test students three times during the school year to make sure they are progressing. I can personally tell you that students who go to PSA are years ahead of what a regular curriculum path can give them. However, this school may not be for everyone, but it is worth giving it a try. If you seek a great sports program, I advise that you go elsewhere. We are highly focused on Math and Science. So come check the school out anytime and hopefully we can welcome you and your child or children to the Paragon Panther Family.
Love this school and love what it does for my children!!! Go PSA best little school in AZ! I want to thank the office ladies for making me feel like my children matter and that when my children are at school someone is there for them! Thank you to Mr. Pierce for keeping everyone in line and making the school safe a bully free! Thank you to coach Smith for adding sports to a great school! Thank you to Ms Tischer for making GATE fun a creative! Thank you to the wonderful students and families that make PSA amazing! IT is the PSA EFFECT! Did I say that I LOVE PSA!
As a family we are very happy with the school. The positive environment starts the moment you walk into the school. Ms Matthews is at the front desk and remembers every student and their names as well as their grades. I am more amazed when she calls me by name and asks about my child before I give her a name. Ms Tara is always there when ever there is an issue with lunch or the bus. The teachers are very caring and go beyond to assist the students in learning. The students are from all walks of life and represent the differences in the world. They have added several new staff this year and this has added to the educational process. Coach Smith has also encouraged my student to go out for supports and stay active. Mr. Hart has encouraged my student to think outside of the box and not settle on easy. Ms Tisher expands my childs ability in GATE. I love this school. Thank you PSA!
Have had my children at this school for 3 years now. We took the eldest out (in the hopes to try another charter school) but he wore us down and we brought him back within a month. We felt Paragon had the academics, positive environment and good high school programs so why look elsewhere. A school needs to be well rounded. Paragon Science Academy has recently added sports teams - thanks to their wonderful Coach Smith! The school having sports teams as well as teams in Robotics, Science Olympiads, Math Counts, etc shows Arizona this school has it all! Congratulations - and all the best to many more accolades in all the various activities Paragon Science Academy pursues.
My daughter has been coming here for 3 years now and she'd die if we tried to take her somewhere else. He teachers are so caring, professional, and respectful. The principals and the deans are firm but fair. They hold the students accountable for their actions. I love the academic pace and how the whole staff supports and pushes my daughter to do her best.
Paragon is a great school. It's great for kids because its not that crowded. My child has learned a lot but, thinks there is quiet a lot of homework for some classes but its a great school. Perfect!
Paragon Science Academy is a small charter school with a focus on STEM education. The teachers are fantastic. They go above and beyond to help your child excel. They are always willing to work with you to help your child live up to her highest potential. The Gifted Program is outstanding. The Gifted Instructor inspires her students and challenges them with interesting, thought provoking projects. The school administration is responsive to parents requests. The office staff is friendly and always helpful. In addition to the great academics, the school also offers a wonderful assortment of cllubs. Odyssey of the Mind, Science Olympiad, A-Stem, Orchestra and Kung Fu (taught by a Shaolin Monk), are just some of the available clubs. My children and I love this school and highly recommend it to all of our friends!
This is a small school, great for kids who don't do well in crowded and largely populated places. I feel that Paragon lets all kids out of their shell, because everyone is interconnected with each other. Teachers are caring people, and work very hard to improve. This is a very diverse school too. What I don't like about Paragon are the last minute notices and sometimes showing lack of care to certain issues. But of the 5 years I've been going to this school, I've excelled greatly and cannot imagine how I would've survived anywhere else (I'm a bit afraid expressing myself). :)
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