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Arizona Virtual Academy

Charter | K-12

 
 
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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 4 ratings
2013:
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2012:
Based on 10 ratings
2011:
Based on 5 ratings

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Posted May 5, 2009

My daughter has just completed a very satisfactory 7th grade year at AZVA. This school provides a solid academic curriculum with enormous flexibility to support each individual child's strengths and weaknesses and encourage them to progress at their own level and speed. Our biggest concern before she enrolled, the lack of opportunities to make new friends, has been less of a problem than expected, and when the students do get together they really enjoy each other's company. There's no teasing or bullying at this school! Next year, my daughter is being encouraged to take several High School courses (for high school credit) while still in the 8th grade. We have been very impressed with all of the AZVA teachers and administrators. They are unfailingly supportive and willing to work with our special requests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2009

I like it because i can pick the time i want to do the work. and i have my mom to help me
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2009

I disagree with the previous folks...I do believe this is home-schooling. By definition ~ YOU as a parent are schooling them with provided materials at HOME. I have 3 kids in this program and we love it and appreciate the accountability that it provides compared to homeschooling on your own. The kids have been able to test out of subjects they already were skilled in and stay in a lower place for whatever the other subjects are. I have done it both ways ~ but this is homeschooling. We love it and will continue to do it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2005

AZVA is a great option for people looking to 'school at home'. This is not to be confused as 'homeschooling'. Your child will be considered a public charter school student. This is a very important distinction to keep in mind. For those who have actually homeschooled, being accountable in the way that is required may be a bit annoying. However, the flexibility within a traditional school year is great. You can truly school anytime of day. You do need to meet the daily hour requirements and number of days in school. The best part of this program is the curriculum and the set up on the computer. It is fantastic! It is light years above what many public school require.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2005

AZVA has an awesome, very comprehensive curriculum. The materials and manipulatives are top notch. Kids can do school in the comfort of their own home and have more freedom to schedule their time around other extra curricular activities. Art and music are both included, but we didn't really care for the music program and art wasn't as fun as we had hoped. But that is our opinion - and our experience during our first year homeschooling. One parent has to commit full involvement in teaching their kids. One negative we found was too many administrative tasks, in addition to just trying to teach (and having to first learn each lesson prior to trying to teach it!). Compound that with multiple siblings and still try to maintain a home just got the best of us. It's a great program but we'll be trying something different next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2005

Arizona Virtual Academy charter school is a home based not 'home schooling'. The parents and teachers partner together to give students the best education available. They have a rigorous curriculm that is unmatched by any. If the program is used as intended, it is impossible for the students to fail. I am a parent and a teacher for this school. My son loves it.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 27, 2005

AZVA has helped me and my boys get back on track with reading & math. Instead of concentrating on their behavior problems, we got to concentrate on the curriculim. If this is a first time for any parent homeschooling their child, this is the school to go with. They provide the materials and computer. All you have to do is read what is on the screen to the kids! It's that easy!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 69% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

389 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

389 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
70%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

412 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

412 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

399 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
64%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

543 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

544 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

536 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
64%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

657 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

658 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

647 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
60%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

677 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

676 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
72%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
73%
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".
  • This school did not receive a designation in 2009-2010.
  • 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
White 67% 42%
Hispanic 21% 43%
Black 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 5%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A47%
Female 49%N/A49%
Male 51%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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99 E. Virginia Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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