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Academy with Community Partners

Charter | 9-12 | 188 students

ACP is a free, public-charter offering students an alternative academic setting.

 

Living in Mesa

Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $96,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $730.

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Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted September 1, 2014

The two ladies who ran this school have amazing heart. This school and its (then) educators CHANGED MY LIFE. Thank you ACP. -K Goodwin class of 07


Posted August 16, 2007

Great school, Principle, supervisor,and some teachers treat children as one of there own!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 25, 2003

My daughter attended ACP from 1998-1999. Phil is an excellent Principal and truly cares about the students and their future. I especially liked how the students were treated as adults and not a number in the system.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 62% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
22%
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 "Performing".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Underperforming".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing".

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 57% 43%
White 28% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 7% 5%
Black 5% 5%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/A47%
Female 49%N/A49%
Male 51%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Westwood High School
Mountain View High School
Red Mountain High School
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Math specialist(s)
Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by school staff American sign language
Russian
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Margaret Williamson
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (480) 833-8966

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Continuation
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Foreign languages
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Special education
  • Technology
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • access to EVIT

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Hiking Club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
More from this school
  • ACP is an alternative academic environment for students who are at risk of not completing high school for a number of reasons. The environment is very supportive. The staff works very closely with the students and their parents with the focus on success. The alternative block schedule, with only a morning and afternoon class meeting Monday through Thursday, allows students to focus their academic efforts and earn credit every 6 weeks at an accelerated pace.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


9 out of 10students were accepted for the 2014-2015 school year.


Students accepted for the 2014-2015 school year
165
Applications received for the 2014-2015 school year
190
Students typically come from these schools
Westwood High School
Mountain View High School
Red Mountain High School

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
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433 N Hall
Mesa, AZ 85203
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Phone: (480) 833-0068

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