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K-8
Public charter
Green Valley, AZ
Students enrolled: 113
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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730 W. Calle Arroyo Sur
Green Valley, AZ 85614

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(520) 219-4383
(520) 219-4383
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October 08, 2014
This is the fourth year for this school. There are no teachers from the first or second years still teaching here, and only a few of the third year teachers stayed on for this year. Since July, 5 more teachers have left or been fired. The Tucson school has also demonstrated serious inability to retain teachers. Most of these teachers were effective, caring, and hard working, and many are teaching successfully again, but some talented educators have quit education. Teaching here was devastating. We didn't know who would be next, or when we would fall from grace, or how to help one another. The owner of the school writes rosy reports, consistently fires fall guys, and has teachers (who need their jobs) tell parents that things are okay. They aren't okay. write reassuring letters to their students' parents.

- submitted by a community member
October 07, 2014
I am the parent spearheading the current concerns at this school. I am doing so after my daughters teacher abruptly left last week. Before meeting with the administrator for what seemed to be an emergency meeting with parents the day the teacher resigned, I reached out to the community on their thoughts of the school since I had heard some negative things but hadn't taken them seriously until this time. What I heard from the community, parents and former employees of the school combined, made me realize that there is a disturbing problem with the school and it all comes done to the administrator. I have no issues with staff, teachers, curriculum, or the school in general. I have not reached out to any parents at the school other than those who attended the meeting, nor I have encouraged anyone to make negative statements. I love the concept of the school, love the teachers and curriculum, love the smaller classes, and in no way want to see this school close. However, something needs to change in order for this school to become the one it claims to be. Even as of yesterday people are still extending their thoughts via FB and Private messages and express support for positive change.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2014
I was called last week by a second grade parent asking me to comment on the offish manner of the office manager at this school and on the charter holder. I was asked to make negative remarks on several blogs including this one. This is not how I feel. The office manager does her work perfectly and she is never offish . She talks to parents, helps with supplies, answers phones and is good at her job. The charter holder does her job of reviewing student work, planning curriculum, making sure the state standards are being taught by our teachers and much more. Now for the teachers. They are the best people ever. The whole school works very well together, each person doing their part to make sure my child and all the children enrolled get a superior education. I am very happy that class sizes are small. I believe this small group of parents are very wrong in calling other parents and asking them to post negative things on great schools and other sites that are absolutely not true. Unless, like this parent said, he wants the class sizes very small for his child. Interesting! Never once did he say he wanted to move his child to another school.This school is fantastic always!

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2014
It sounds to me that the last comment was written by someone who worked there last year or the year before. One reason is how would they know about teacher bonuses or pay. They obviously have not been to the school lately. There is a new dynamic since they got rid of all the bad teachers. The school is full and the students are learning. They have the best teachers. My daughter is a 1st grader there and I am extremely happy with her teacher and the progress she has made. They have a wonderful office manager that makes sure we parents are happy. Last year the teachers we so negitive and now you see the happy environment. I would recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2014
The post from September 28, 2014 is totally false. The second grade teacher just walked off her job with just five days left before break. So she didn't want to be responsible for report cards? Do you think this false post of September 28, 2014 could be from such a high class act as the second grade teacher who just walked off the job? This post of September 28, 2014 is not a true statement in any way. The principal is a wonderful lady and the office manager is also. They both pulled together for our kids for the last five days before fall break. Teachers did too. Parents, teachers and anyone who works around the charter founder says she is very well respected and a fantastic, creative leader and can teach math in a marvelous way. They all love her! Same thing when you ask about the office lady, wonderful. Same thing when you ask about the teachers, the curriculum, the music teacher. The school is great! I know parents would like the principal to be in Sahuarita location permanently but the school is too small for that so she is shared with another school. An A ranked charter school because the students enrolled at this school learn a lot of material in class every day.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2014
Air and Space Academy in Sahuarita has turned into a dirty and depressing school and building. Not even sure if the is a certified teacher working there and there is no principal. PE does not exist and ALL the teachers that helped open this school are not longer there. I see and hear that many of the kids no longer like going here and the lunches are disgusting. My son is not learning at the rate he was say 2 years ago. I didn't recommend this school last year, but this site will not post my comments. They also make up what's on facebook and monitor that also. I'm sorry to say that probably next year my son will be home schooled. This school might not even be open that long and I hope they will give parents their student records. They have denied records to many kids that have already left and have also denied some of the past teachers pay and bonus's. Do not enroll your child here because it will only be temporary.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2014
I am a parent who helped open this school three years ago. My two children read far above grade level - its wonderful. The read aloud program is great! My children love math and have exceeds on their AIMS tests. Again, my kids have truly excelled at the Air and Space Academy. This is a wonderful school with small class sizes, dedicated teacher, focused curriculum, and ok administration. The robotics classes in grades 1-8 are age appropriate and my children really enjoy the open-ended problem solving. The Sahuarita community needs to put aside the comments made by folks that just could not meet the rigor of the curriculum and the professional expectation expected from all members of the school's community. The Charter Founder was not active in the school the first and second year when the school was open as she was on sabbatical. This year, the Charter Founder has returned from her sabbatical and the school is fantastic. I am involved in the parent group. If you have gifted children, or children who truly want a wonderful education, you should come talk to the parents who have their children currently enrolled in the school. Bully Free! policies are great and effective.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2014
I started working here last October and I love it. The kids really enjoy being at school and they actually love to learn. Caring and passionate teachers!

- submitted by a teacher
December 15, 2012
My kids two kids have had wonderful and dedicated teachers for the last two years at this school. The administration, on the other hand, it terrible. So terrible that we are switching schools in the middle of the year. It is so bad that we can't even finish out the year. They have had SO much staffing change it makes you wonder what's really going on... why can't they hold on to any one?

- submitted by a parent
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Jack Thoman Air And Space Academy And Perfoming Ar
730 W. Calle Arroyo Sur, Green Valley, AZ  85614
(520) 219-4383
Last modified Jack Thoman Air And Space Academy And Perfoming Ar is a Charter school that serves grades K-8
Jack Thoman Air And Space Academy And Perfoming Ar Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. Top