My son graduated in May 2015. 1-Small class sizes over the years (since 3rd grade), but especially during High School, supported him tremendously as he grew into a more self confident young man. 2-You can actually talk with someone and then witness the follow-through. We did. The current administration & staff encouraged and enabled our son to attend a Semester School in Wisconsin in his graduating year, allowing him to pursue a special area of interest in depth (as well as enhancing his college application). 3-I personally believe this is the true strength of Telesis, the flexibility to follow through on this commitment to students. ** By the way, this graduating class earned Telesis a Bronze award from US News Best High Schools. Telesis was one of (150) awarded out of the (527) AZ schools that met their criteria. Just another example, the foundation really is here at Telesis for students. **
Telesis has been a great alternative to the crowded public high school. My son does MUCH better with the smaller classroom sizes that Telesis has. It enables the staff to engage with each student and they're great at keeping my son challenged. The staff is absolutely wonderful! The only down side is if your child plans on participating in the dual enrollment program with MCC. Telesis has only a few classes that would be paid for verses getting their whole AA degree virtually for free through the public high school. Other than that I have nothing negative to say about the school, staff or curriculum. It's definitely been a great choice for us!
Brand new classroom/gymnasium buildings for Academy students are great. Small class sizes and Block Hours help students better focus with teachers while learning new concepts. Good teaching/mentoring combined with the backing of the school's national accreditation gives my family the assurance that we are looking for when considering college preparatory schools. Update - my graduate was offered admission to University of Massachusetts, University of Florida and U of A as a mathematics major (so yes, the foundation is here at Telesis for your child).
Telesis took my kids in the middle of the school year and worked with them individually enough to pass their classes with awesome grades. My children attend there again this year. They worked with them at whatever level they were on including extensive class participation and sports and have sent them in the right way of not just a good education, but also great life skills that will mold them into educated men. I thank them for the opportunity.
Great school, low class sizes, motivated and caring teachers, sport activities after school programs, small family like enviroment, dress code. Safe, no nonsense, free solution if you don't like the drama at the public school.
Telesis... well, for starters, it is a good school with teachers who care about their students and their education. I am a former student and I am for several reasons; this year, Telesis has changed their ways drastically to where it's not even enjoyable to wake up every morning to go to school. It is small; people are into other people's business in which causes a lot of fighting and unnecessary reprimands. Thirdly, I know the school is on a limited budget because they aren't funded like the public schools, but you'd think after twenty years of operation, they'd be more developed. The school is ran by a rent-a-cop who can be benign at times, but really doesn't know how to run a balanced school. The dean however is excellent. He is a kind man and one who surely cares about students and their education. He makes sure things get done and standards are met and beyond. If anything, he should run that school fully. Telesis does deserve more funds I will say because it isn't all that bad of a school. Just be cautious before you decide to send your child here.
I love the curriculum , the perspective they teach the kids for future leaders, 'Character comes first' 'treat other as you like to be treated' My kids love the size of the classroom and every day they learn something new and move on to the next level even if some times are to young.