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Eagle College Prep Harmony

Charter | K-2 | 194 students

 
 

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $79,100. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $810.

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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Posted September 27, 2014

For the area this is one of the better schools. The office staff and support staff are all very friendly my experience with the teachers has been very good too. The problem comes in with the fact that the school is trying to run before they learn to walk. They need to build a better foundation first. Also there is a negative climate towards the kids. I often see teachers snapping at students or telling them they are intentionally doing things wrong when it feels more like children just being children. I think the staff in General is just very grumpy with the children and perhaps if the school was more established they would all take a breath and be kinder to the kids. It's better than a lot of the schools around it but it's missing the feeling of teachers who love their students. Instead it feels a bit too much like a scientist with his lab rats. He wants them to succeed but doesn't really believe they have any feelings or rights. Also the school does not have recess for every student outside every day they cycle recess because of the limited space which I think is a disservice to the children. Kids need to burn of energy outside not just inside with board games.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2014

The school is better than most. I see a lot of students reading and giving speeches, in all the grades. The blended learning is helpful for those students who require a little more or little less help. The DOWNSIDE: school doesn't have a gym or cafeteria. Kids eat outside in the sun on picknic tables. I see the same PTA people, few. I don't see a lot of other parent participation like at our previous school. But could be better if more parents are involved with their kids and help them be proud of school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2013

Eagle Harmony is a great school! Learning, safety, and behavior are top priorities to all staff members. The blended learning style used is very innovative and allows scholars to work at their own pace and be challanged at their level. The teachers are given the opportunity to bring new ideas to the table and think outside the box. If something proves to not work or be a good fit for the school, appropriate changes. Notice I refer to the students as scholars. I love it! The college bound seed is planted in their heads as early as possible so that it is never really a question for them IF they will go to college, but rather, WHERE they will go to college. Fridays are college t-shirt days/Eagle school spirit days and their various learning groups are named after various colleges/mascotts. The major downside to the school is the small outdoor area for playing and the fact that their is no cafeteria. They do get lunches catered to the school and there are picnic bench areas to eat outside. However, during the hot months, scholars are pretty cramped eating in the classrooms. There is a phase in the works to have a gym built within a few years though, so that will help a lot!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2013

Fully disgusted with the local failing school district, I lucked into Eagle Harmony College Prep, and am blessed to have done so. The most amazing staff I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Eagle has a new way of doing things. They don t expect the student to learn in a way that's best for the teachers; they create a learning environment that is best for the student. I'm a foster mom and at times, my three can be challenging, but as a team we work through the hardships and have created three little people that now dream of going to College (one ASU, one Oregon, and the other NAU). They sing the ASU fight song on demand; not even my 18 year old son that goes to ASU knows the fight song! The school is not about passing tests, but about developing little people that are trustworthy, kind, hard workers, and overflowing with strength and character. Last weekend, my 8 year old found a Nintendo 3DS and $10 at the park. He ran it right home and gave it to me. As he walked out the door he asked, Am I being trustworthy? I replied, Yes! of course, but I walked away and giggled to myself What 8 year old thinks about being trustworthy? It doesn t get any better than Eagle~
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2013

This is the first school my child has had the pleasure of attending and overall the experience has been good. I have seen my child go from being illiterate at the start of the year to reading at a 3rd grade level halfway through kindergarten! The staff is kind & caring, very dedicated to their scholars. The emphasis on character has been amazing and helps to reinforce the morals we instill at home. The reason I am not rating 5 stars is because I would like to see more of an emphasis on math, sciences, & very importantly foreign language! While the school really excels in English our children need more knowledge in technical areas to be successful in a society that is becoming more & more science based. I also feel not offering Spanish classes in AZ is a disservice to our children. Parent involvement is average, hopefully will increase as the school grows. Harmony does however do an excellent job of offering many outside opportunities for the students to attend like math & reading rocks night to make education a family affair. Overall, great job & I hope to watch my child continually grow with Harmony!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2013

Eagle has been a blessing to our family, coming from a small farming community to a city, we welcome the hands on approach the school has. We believe they truly care for our childs future.
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Posted March 19, 2013

My Grandson is a second year student, he has excelled above and beyond our expectations. due to the guidance of the excellent Teachers and Strong Leadership and of course Challenging Academics, I am proud of Eagle / Harmony look forward to watching them grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2012

This school is one of the best i have ever had my child in. the teachers and staff are so wonderful. They use tons of technology and have very innovative learning paths. the school is ver diverse and their new location is state of the art. I will never take my child to another school again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2012

This first year at Eagle Harmony has been a wonderful one for our family. Since this is Harmony s first year of course there has been normal growing pains. But Harmonys staff, teachers, and Principal have been great. The Principal is very helpful, she is very involved in the school from greeting the children in the morning, sending out info, helping in the class, attending PTA meetings, and so much more. Every morning the teachers greet the children at the classroom door, what a way to start the day! My daughter has learned so much this year and really found her love of reading, this is in part due to her teacher. Ms. Golbon is top notch, she is amazing with the kids. The movement/dance class that the kids attend every day has been wonderful, the kids all enjoy it and it gets them outside and moving. Going to a Performing Arts school was very enjoyable for our daughter. Harmony does have the expectation that parents will be involved in all aspects of their child s education, which is great. I also love the focus of citizenship with a loving emphasis. I highly recommend Eagle Harmony. I know they will continue to do great thing for the children and community.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 50% 43%
White 25% 42%
Black 19% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 56%N/A49%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/A47%
Male 44%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Performing arts
School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Ariel Elgar
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College preparatory
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Performing arts
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Foreign languages taught
  • None

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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Phoenix, AZ 85041
Phone: (602) 885-7333

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