Details overview

Hours 8:30 - 3:30
School leader Principal Miller
District Challenge School Inc.
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Schedule Extended / longer school day

Academic focus and philosophy

Instructional / curriculum models used Gifted / High performing

Classes

1
Languages
including: Spanish
Performing & written arts Drama
Dance
World languages taught Spanish

Support

4
Facilities
including: Sports Fields
Facilities Sports Fields
Cafeteria
Garden / Greenhouse
Playground
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Speech and language impairments
Specific learning disabilities
Other health impairment

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 74% 42%
Hispanic 11% 43%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 3%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Black 2% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 53% 49%
N/A 47% 51%
Male 47% 51%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 19% 47%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

Boys sports (misc.) Physical Education classes
Girls sports (misc.) Physical education classes
Extended care / Extended programs After
Before

Culture

Parent involvement *School advisory council: hands-on management team *School facilities and curriculum committes such as technology, uniform, discipline etc. *Community-business partnerships. Strong parental support organization and volunteerism *Classroom instructional support *Bi-annual parent-teacher conferences & at partent/ teacher's discretion *Key members of admin. in civic organizations
Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Volunteer in the classroom

Awards

Academic award Founder Miller inducted into the Circle of Honor (top 1% AZ Principals.)
Year received 2006
Academic award National Charter School of the Year - awarded by Washington D.C. based Center for Education Reform
Year received 2007
Academic award US Dept of Ed National Blue Ribbon School - highest academic honor
Year received 2007

Teachers

6
Staff
including: Art teacher
Staff Art teacher
Gardening teacher
Nurse
PE instructor
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012