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Flagstaff Arts And Leadership Academy

Charter | 7-12 | 300 students

We are best known for visual & performing arts.

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $239,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $900.

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Posted June 16, 2012

High school is a fundamental part of growing up. Figuring out the role we play in this busy world we live in is a foreboding task and I can't think of a better place to do just that. FALA's accepting environment paired with faculty and staff that share a genuine concern for the students' well being while fostering an environment rich with academic as well as artistic studies produces well rounded, highly educated citizens who are aware of the world around them with the ability to make educated decisions while expressing themselves eloquently. There have been many days where I wish that I could "ungraduate" and go back to this loving, accepting, beautiful environment.


Posted May 27, 2011

The thing I love most about this school is that my children LOVE going to school. They are encouraged to try new things and as a result are finding new passions. What more could a parent ask for? For those of you thinking this is an "artsy" school, be assured their academic core classes are challenging, engaging and demand creative thinking. I value the sense of community this school demonstrates to each of us every day. I am proud to be a FALA mom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2011

FALA has it all. Simply said. We moved to Flagstaff just so our daughter could attend FALA. She is very creative and gifted in the fine arts field. We knew that FALA would allow her to expand her talents and creativity, while at the same time challenge her academically. The administration, the teachers, student body, community service projects and parent volunteer corps all make FALA the perfect package. It is a community that helps and betters the community around it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2009

FALA is the best school in Arizona. Students excell in the arts, as well as their core subjects. Everyone of my friends is on honor roll, and is talented in some way or another.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2008

A great school to express your individuality, and be in a worry-free environment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 20, 2006

A school for the self starter, for the motivated. A school where you can grow your own way, with encouragement and support. Cliques are discouraged, competition is between you and yourself, students help one another in all ways, everyone goes to dances and proms, there is no artificial division by age or grade. The arts flourish, individuality is encouraged. This is not a school for sheep, it is for serious students with vision. My son is in his 3rd year, he jams with his teachers, dances and drums with his teachers, is pushed to be great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2006

Academic programs are better than some public schools, but mostly because classes are smaller. Student/teacher interaction is encouraged to a point. Teaching methods are primarily audio-sequential and not particularly innovative, alternative or progressive. Same old stuff. The school is supposed to specialize in music, dance, theatre and art. The art room is small and crowded, supplies limited. The number of choices of art classes is small. There is only one music teacher to teach the different classes. The theatre classes are also very limited. Dance is really the focus. So if your student is into dance it might be a good place. The principal is more concerned with discipline than the quality of experience for the individual student. He obviously likes some, dislikes others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2004

My kids attend Blue Ridge Mid School. It's a very good school. The teachers are mostly terrific however the class size is growing. It's not uncommon to have 30 in a classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2003

Students are treated with respect and there is a true appreciation between teachers and students. Kathy, the glue.. really holds it all together and is professional, friendly and someone you can really trust. Mr. Quitter is awesome. Caring staff and creative environment.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
62%

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74%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
98%

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96%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
69%

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

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Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Highly Performing".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Excelling".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Excelling".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 42%
Hispanic 12% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 5%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11%N/A47%
Female 61%N/A49%
Male 39%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Colleges most students attend after graduation Harvard
Middlebury
Yale
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Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Governor's Award for Arts in Education

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Becky Daggett
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (928) 779-7041

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Independent Study
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Parents are expected to volunteer their time, talents, and gifts. we have an active parent advisory committee (pac)that sponsors our annual fund raiser as well as provides services for faculty, staff, and administration,. in addition, we also have at least one parent serve on the board of trustees.
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  • Students who are best suited for FALA are students who are both passionate about the arts and serious about academic achievement. Our graduation standards are higher than most schools in Flagstaff, requiring two full years of foreign language, four years of social studies, and 30 hours per year in service learning in addition to the standard core curriculum.
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Harvard
Middlebury
Yale
College preparation / awareness offered
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3401 N. Fort Valley Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
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Phone: (928) 779-7223

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