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9-12
Public charter
Phoenix, AZ
Students enrolled: 363

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2002 E. Baseline Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85042

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(602) 243-8004
(602) 323-9869
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December 12, 2014
As 2014 AAEC graduate, I cannot believe how fast this semester has gone by, there s just one week until finals here at U of A. All is well and I am happy to say that it has been a successful first semester. Thanks to the great preparation at AAEC and South Mountain Community College I have maintain my high GPA and studied alongside my fellow Juniors in rigorous science classes like Biology of Cancer. It has been a lot of fun, and I have learned so much, I am excited to see where these next few years will take me! I also got a great new job at the UA Medical school, working alongside Doctors and Admission.

- submitted by a student
October 09, 2014
AAEC graduated four of my children who each completed their Associate Degrees at SMCC a few days before graduating from High School. All 4 of them have gone on to Higher learning at Universities with 3 graduating with their Bachelors degree so far. AAEC did an exceptional job of preparing each of them for higher learning and success. While other high schools may attract students with sports and cheer leading programs which don't prepare them for success in life after high school, AAEC offers them an affordable path to higher education which in the end is of far greater value than any sport. As a homeschooling mother of my children with a Master's degree in Education, I care about who is teaching my children when they make the transition from home to public school. I have found nothing but the best of care from teachers and staff at AAEC for each of my children. I continue to be amazed at the devotion that the staff and teacher's have to the success of each of my children. Teachers are there early and stay late, they collaborate as a team and share a wonderful camaraderie. As a Parent Action Team participant, I have grown to love AAEC even more and know our family chose well.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2014
I am glad my daughter went to AAEC for High school she graduated with an associates degree and had a very good high school experience, with smaller classes and a campus were people actually knew her, there was companionship and camaraderie, very nice kids indeed and most of them care about their future and careers, no sports, you trade the sports for college credits instead so it's a good idea to supplement the high-school with extracurricular activities, and make sure they are active. Also a very diverse school which will help her get along with everyone in the future. She want's to become a veterinarian and this was a great head-start to her career!

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2014
AAEC-SM has given me piece of mind when it comes to my students education. The cirriculum is very strict and i love the fact that students are offered the opportunity to take college classes. My student had entered into her freshman year coming from an under achieving junior high school and had some struggles her first high school year. With the help of the teachers she got on track and was able to get where she needed to be for her grade level. I am very pleased with the way the principle and office staff interacts and gets involved with the students.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2014
I have been nothing but impressed with this school since day one. To start off with, I cannot say enough good about the principal and staff. They really care about and relate to the students. I have appreciated the IEP's with which both principal and teachers are on board. They really know how to push the kids to do their best and I've seen that with my own daughter. I love the small campus and the ability to take and earn college credits. The independence and confidence this school has helped to instill in my daughter is priceless.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2014
I have a child that just graduated from AAEC-SM and 1 that will be a Sophomore for the 2014-15 school year. I am very happy with the education that they receive(d). Living in a school district area where the public high school education is not as great as it should be, it was refreshing to know there was another option! My children came from a private elementary school and easily made the transition to high school. The teachers and staff work hard with parents to create a learning environment for each individual. Students are challenged with both College and High School courses. The kids that succeed are the ones willing to work hard for their grades, those who choose not to apply themselves are given several opportunities for improvement ... but not a free pass to the next grade as you hear about other schools. My child was accepted to ASU as a Sophomore College Student and received grants/scholarships to pay for almost all of her continuing education. The only issue is parent involvement, but it really is the parents that drop the ball and not the staff because they reach out at every opportunity and are very available in person, online and by phone.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2014
A true jewel in central Phoenix. This school is amazing. They have an equestrian program, a vet science program, and many student clubs, notably FFA for agriculture interested students. It has a small-school feel - the administrators know the students and truly care about their success. The most amazing part is the FREE tuition to earn college credits at South Mountain Community College. My student will graduate high school with her Associate's degree from SMCC! Most importantly the teachers and administrators care about helping students succeed, and they are realistic about the kids' school / life / work balance. If students are motivated and willing to work hard, there is no limit to what they can accomplish at AAEC South Mountain.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2012
My experience at the south mountain campus was an amazing aportunity for growth. I acomplished a lot in the two and a half years i was there, AAEC provides the opportunities and one as a student is responsible for how far they want to go from there. What i loved most was the staffs commitment to see us succeed. AAEC high school prepares student with life long skills.

- submitted by a student
June 08, 2011
AAEC-South Mountain has helped me succeed as a student. This school gives students the unique opportunity to take college and high school classes, and the teachers and staff are very supportive. Being able to take college classes helped me learn how to work and behave appropriately in a college environment. After graduating from AAEC with a high school with an associate degree, I am confident about going to a university. The teachers and staff were there every step of the way. Because this was a small high school, I got the attention I needed in class to do well on assignments. AAEC-South Mountain is a caring community of students, teachers, and staff.

- submitted by a student
June 07, 2011
AAEC South Mountain has been a wonderful opportunity for my daughter to complete two years of her college education while in high school. The education and life skills provided by AAEC have helped my child to become engaged in her education and seek out service opportunities in the community. AAEC has done a fine job of creating a safe campus community and a positive learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2010
There are many factors that can cause trouble when you have a teenager. School and peer influence are two major factors among them. However, I am lucky that my daughter goes to AAEC-SMCC. The school is great with regards to its teachers and courses. The teachers caring attitude helps my daughter to maintain her interest and good grades in school. In addition, the school s safe environment and conscientious students affect each others productivity.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
This school has given me great opportunities in advancing my educational skills and has helped me achieve two Associate's degrees.

- submitted by a student
May 11, 2010
this school gave me great opportunities that i couln't find anywere else ! the staff and the students are all very friendly im glad i came here.

- submitted by a student
May 11, 2010
AAEC is a great school to get ahead in our learning , they also provide college classes for us the students so me being a student i really enjoyed being here these past four years.

- submitted by a student
May 10, 2010
Ms. Mashatt and Ms. Ness Rock!! I love the school and cannot wait for next year!! I am so excited to be here, and i am excited to take college classes next year.

- submitted by a student
May 07, 2010
AAec is a great school for students who want to have a great edducation. the school gives the students the choice to take college classes in south mountain community college. they can even earn their AA degree by the time they graduate from highschool.

- submitted by a student
May 04, 2010
I love the school !! it has wonderful oppertunities,and i have had many of them. The teachers are great and so are the students,we may be a very diverse school but we all get along and love each other. There is not a word i can think of to decribe the school as to how awesome it is ! Especially the principle,Mrs.Mashatt she's like a mom to each and every one of the seniors she calls us her kids and her seniors.

- submitted by a student
May 04, 2010
I am a student that has been going here for three and a half years and I've been to three different schools. This school is by far the best. The other schools around this place pale in comparisson to A.A.E.C.. It has, in my opinion, the best staff any student could hope for. They push you becasue they actually care about the students, unlike the schools that only say they care about the students that go there. I have only good things to say about this school and the staff working here.

- submitted by a student
May 04, 2010
I am the parent of a Student who learns differently. My son has just completed his Sophomore year at AAEC - I have to tell you that he is thriving in this environment. IEP's are honored, but more importantly they are incorporated into the teaching for ALL students, ie, the teachers meet the students needs, then challenge them beyond... My son will meet his goals of University because of these dedicated teachers & staff empowering him to do so! Do not hesitate to come visit the school. It a gem, tucked away in an area of Phoenix that for many is discounted as unlikely. Not so....great things are happening here.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
I transferred to AAEC South Mountain my junior year, so i have a different view of it than others. This school teaches you responsibility and how to take control of your own education. It teaches you independence, and how to succeed in college. By allowing its students to take college classes and possibly even earn their Associates Degrees by their Senior Year. This school is the perfect place for anyone who wishes to go to college in the future.

- submitted by a student
April 27, 2010
I've been attending AAEC since my freshman year. Today i am a senior in AAEC, all i have to say is that attending this school has given me much of what is necessary to go out into the world. Not only has it taught me perseverence, but that there are many opportunities out there. I think that over all the school allows for the students to grow in maturity and education. This school is a great place to meet people, succeed in school, and have a headstart in our future.

- submitted by a student
no rating April 27, 2010
My daughter has been at AAEC SM for four years. She will be graduating this year with not only her high schoool diploma but also her associate of Arts degree from South Mountain Community College. AAEC has prepared her to be successful during her last two years at ASU. The teachers really care about each and every student. Students have every opportunity to be successful. I would recommend AAEC to students who want to be challenged and get a head start on college.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2010
My daughter will be a junior next year and she just found out that some of her teachers will be leaving. She is complaining about the amount of turn overs in teachers. Should I be concerned? As a parent I wonder about the stability of the school keeping teachers. -Sincerely a concerned parent

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating November 12, 2009
Being a student, I'm sure i can give an inside-view of the school. The teachers are very well-educated for the most part. The college classes are very helpful and will help us to graduate with an associates degree. The only thing I'm not very fond of is the over-abundance of homework. - A sophomore

- submitted by a student
September 22, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
December 04, 2008
I've been attending AAEC-SM since my freshmen year.. I think it has been the smartest decision that I have ever made. I've gone a way with learning so much and gained college experience. I'm in my last year here and I'm leaving with two AA degrees and plan to transfer in Cal State.

- submitted by a student
June 19, 2008
I've been attending AAEC at Red Mountain since my sophomore year. I am returning as a senior this upcoming year. I can't explain how awesome this experience has been. Honestly, I think it's a great thing to actually be able to attend college while still in high school. I think anyone who attends this school will witness the blessing and understand how much this school truly offers.

- submitted by a student
January 29, 2008
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January 23, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2007
I have two children that attended AAEC-SMCC campus. Our older daughter will Graduate ASU Barretts Honors College at age 20 with a 4.0 on full scholership. She intends to apply for law school in October. Our younger daughter is a Junior at AAEC maintaining a 3.8 GPA. She will graduate high school with 60+ college credits. Both of my daughters benefited so much by having the college experience being so much a part of their high school experience. The staff gave them the confidence to steer through the scholership application process and a real leg up on how to choose the best coarse curriculum to achieve their college goals. The staff encouraged the highest level of college goal setting in way that gives the students great self confidence.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2007
Our expectations for our daughter's freshman year were more than fulfilled. High academic standards were coupled with outstanding instruction and innovative, hands-on learning opportunities. The learning environment is highly personalized, inspiring success and achievement. AAEC is the perfect fit for our daughter and our family!

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2007
My child has finished her freshman year at AAEC-SM. The campus is new and while there are bugs to be worked out, it has been a good first year. The opportunity for students to earn a college degree while still in high school is an awesome advantage. The academic programs can be tailored to the student. The school does not have music, art, and sports programs like that of other public high schools, however there are other extra-curricular activities for the students, as well as opportunties to participate in these areas in through Parks and Recreation and the college. Parental involvement has been lacking, however, we are working hard to turn that around and hope to have an activity Parent Teacher Organization during the 2007/2008 school year. I would recommend this school to any parent looking to enhance their child's academic career.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2006
I have been attending AAEC since I was a freshman and I am now a junior. I absolutely love this school it has offered me everything that I could ever dream of. I would recommend this school to any student that is willing to work hard however if you want to skid by in school than this isn't the school for you.

- submitted by a student
March 03, 2006
This is a great school, offers an opportunity for students to take college classes. They get full college credit and high school credit for classes. The falculty is top notch. I have 2 children in this school not yet graduated, and one of them has accumulated 40 college credits. Sports is not offered at this school, some of the students are on surrounding public school teams and still attend this school for the academics. The High School pays for the College Classes.

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January 10, 2006
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August 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2005
My child has been at AAEC for two years now. While at AAEC, she has developed a new interest in math and science at which she is excelling. I find the staff to taylor the ciriculum for the students. I would definitly recommend this school for any child that wants to get a head start in academics.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2005
I think that when it comes down to it, AAEC is a great school but I think the teachers overload the students. I understand that AAEC is a College Prepatory School but with the college class work and highschool work, it is a big overload. My kid comes home stressed because there's too much work assigned to do in so little time. I think that the teachers should get together and come up with a plan where you can give either less assighments or give them more time. Overall, I like this school and I would not send my child to any other school.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2004
I will not fear the skills my student will enter into any conpetitive college four year system with because AAECI has prepared him for success! The best caliber instructors that really care how well the students understand real acedmics that will be needed to propell our young man and women toward sucess. The level of knowledge and understanding that my student demonstrates in bio molucular technology is far above my own training in the sceinces.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2004
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- submitted by a student
October 12, 2004
Both of my children attend the South Mountain campus of AAEC. I am so pleased with the program. My son will graduate this year and will be close to earning an A.A. degree. My daughter, a 9th grader is taking 12 college credits in addition to a full high school load. She will earn both a high school diploma and an A.A. degree in four years. Perhaps, the best aspect of the program is its ability to meet the unique needs of each student. My son received individual tutoring in writing skills from an exceptional English teacher, while my daughter continues to be challenged by the high quality math and science curriculum. Teachers at AAEC encourage students to think, analyze, and investigate in an atmosphere that promotes life-long learning. My children believe that their teachers care about them and feel supported. I am so pleased we discovered this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2004
I have two girls going to AAEC. I am very pleased with the with the education they are receiving. The English teacher has taught my girls more about grammer and how to write than any of their teachers before.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2004
I love this place. I have learned more here in 2 weeks than I have in 3 years in my prior school. I am not kidding.

- submitted by a student
August 22, 2004
Great school that really takes the skills of each student and strenghtens them in to productuve sound educational base. The ability for my daughter to take equine science and vet. tech course work keeps her motivated and focused on school. The school is small enough that each student has the advantage of one on one time with the upper level doctorete Instructor for science research based research. Colloge Credit to boot, what more could a partent ask for? My daughter will graduate from here and seems to love every minite she is in class.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2004
Amazing high school! It is more like a college with wonderful innovative courses like biotechnology and equine science.

- submitted by a administrator
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AAEC is directly located on the Community College Campuses. Students that attend our program will be concurrently enrolled in Community College courses. AAEC's class of 2002 averaged 46 transferrable college credits per student with an average overall GPA of 3.0. Three of the graduates graduated with their AA degrees.

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Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center - South Mountain
2002 E. Baseline Rd, Phoenix, AZ  85042
(602) 243-8004
Last modified Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center - South Mountain is a Charter school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center - South Mountain Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 46 reviews. Top