I am Ms. Bowley, the school leader at Phoenix Advantage. Phoenix Advantage is no longer managed by MEI and is currently participating in the New Schools for Phoenix Fellowship on a Pathway to Success. We have made giant strides toward improvement including academics, social services, building maintenance, and school safety. Please join us in our journey to excellence! I hope to update you soon with a 5 star rating of greatness.
I am a staff member at this school and it has been making stides towards fixing past mistakes. Mr. Perez has come into a tough situation and has already turned a very poor school culture into a very pleasing learning environment. After coming to a school with great kids eager to learn PACS is on the right direction to becoming what it promises to be. If it can budget, set its goals right then it will be successful. The teachers are great, the kids are great, and Mr. Perez is pulling it up and next year it will be something great!
More like Phoenix Disadvantage Charter School. In this academic year alone, there are 5 experienced, highly qualified teachers left the school before the winter break (no joke). "World-class content"? "Private school quality"? "Proven academic results"? Some of the language arts textbooks are outdated by 10 years which is why the scores on the students' standardized tests were so low. If you're a parent who looks at the school based on the brochure or the website, don't. It's false advertising.
PACS is a caring community of professionals doing their best to benefit students. There is a fairly diverse student population working together to strive for success. The new sports programs are an excellent addition to the school climate. The theatre program offers a uniqe opportunity for students to find a love for performance and to utilize their creative and public speaking talents. The Paragon curriculum offers a contiued emphasis on the humaities and history that is so often lacking, as other schools cut programs to focus only on reading and math. Though there is always room for improvement, the staff is working hard to see that everything is done to ensure that each student has a positve and productive educational experience here at PACS.
Phoenix Advantage Charter School proves they are determined to be instrumental in providing the pathway to have all children reach their highest potential. They do not just hope for higher test scores, they are proactive in reaching their goals because they know how important it is for the students to do well as they pursue higher academic interests. ' The students learn a wide spread of fascinating historical themes through Paragon, and the kids love it. They are getting an intense education that not many schools in Phoenix offer.
My daughter is on her second year here! Happily on the Principals list for straight A's. The school is wonderful. The new principal is caring and is going to take the school to the next level!! I highly recommend the school!
I Personally really like this school . I Think teachers here really give the students the attention they need , but some students just don't know how to appreciate it and instead they decide to just play around . The 8th & 7th grade teachers that were there throughout the class of 2010-2011 are amazing ! Too bad they moved from that school , but they actually cared for their students , and wanted them to succeed . And the trip they made to Washington DC is what I really liked the most because the 8th grade Students had the opportunity to learn more about history . Honestly the only thing I think is wrong with the school is the Principal he's really not all that involved with the students , &he always seems to be in such a bad mood , Also some staff members that are really rude , and they really don't know how to be more kind to the students &parents , other than that I really like this school , and I would recommend it .
I would not recommend this school to anyone, especially if your student is at a highter ability level. This school is great for ESL students or low ability level students who need extra help. Students are not stimulated enough. The six grade teachers are great and do their best to accomodate all learning abilities. However, with such a limited curriculum and all the stuff put on their shoulders they shouldn't have to take time away from their personal time to make accomodations for all the students, when those accomodations should already be available within their curriculum for the students. In addition, what will those accomodations change if they don't even do the work that is given to them much less turn it in for a grade. Parents at this school are not very hands on and when they see their students grades, they are seriously stunned to see that their child is failing or nor doing so well in certain subjects. They blame the teachers however, when do we as parents take responsibility and say, wheres your homework? You know the consequences for having bad grades...etx. However, these kids don't have any consequences at home nor at school.