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Hours 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
School leader Carole Challoner and Barbara Darroch
District Benchmark School Inc.
Transportation options None

Programs

Classes

4
Visual Arts
including: Painting
2
Music
including: Theory
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Choir / Chorus
Theory
Performing & written arts Drama
Creative writing
Media arts None
Visual arts Painting
Drawing / Sketching
Design
Ceramics
World languages taught Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Mathematics
Multiculturalism / Global
Music
Performing arts
Science
Service learning
Technology
Writing
Instructional / curriculum models used Core Knowledge
Gifted / High performing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old

Support

9
Facilities
including: Garden / Greenhouse
Extra learning resources Tutoring
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of special education programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Facilities Art room
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Internet access
Kitchen
Library
Music room
Playground
Science lab

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School cultural diversity1

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 79% 42%
Hispanic 7% 43%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 3%
Two or more races 6% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 52% 49%
Male 48% 51%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

1
Clubs
including: Gardening
Boys sports (misc.) NYS Sponsored Sports
Girls sports (misc.) NYS Sponsored Sports
Clubs Gardening
Extended care / Extended programs After
Before
After school end time 5:00 PM
Before school start time 7:00 AM

Culture

Parent involvement (misc.) We have an open door policy
Dress code Dress code
Parent involvement Monitor the playground
Join PTO / PTA
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Chaperone school trips
Attend parent nights
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Volunteer in the classroom
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
Students typically continue on to these schools Basis
  Desert Shadows
  Sunrise

Awards

Academic award Top Ten Charter School in Arizona, A+ Charter School
  Odyssey of the Mind finalist

Teachers

13
Staff
including: Music teacher
Staff Librarian / media specialist
Gardening teacher
Computer specialist
Art teacher
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Reading specialist
Robotics / Technology specialist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist
Tutor
World languages spoken by staff Spanish
Japanese
German
French
Arabic

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
Partnerships with local resources and organizations No

Enrollment

Learn more Http://www.benchmarkbobcats.org/
Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Contact the school / Multiple deadlines
# of applications received 550
For the year 2014-2015
# of students accepted 100
For the year 2014-2015

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012