Painted Rock Academy's teachers and students are amazing! Thanks to their efforts, we have earned "A" ratings from the AZ Dept. of Education. It's a joy to work with such great kids and dedicated, creative teachers. If you are looking for a rigorous academic curriculum that also includes Art, Music, P.E., Spanish, and Technology classes, you will find we have all that here. We believe in individual student accountability, and we welcome parent involvement. Our teachers are nurturing, and we make sure to maintain a safe school for your child. We have high academic and behavior expectations for the students, and the kids are happy to rise to the challenge. Past students from Reid Traditional Schools have a history of success in advanced Honors, AP, and IB high school classes. A strong traditional foundation (including instruction in phonics, memorized math facts, handwriting, algebra, history, grammar, classical literature, and critical thinking) sets the stage for future achievement. We are enrolling students now for the current school year, so come visit me at Painted Rock Academy and learn how we can help meet your family's education goals.
October 09, 2014
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We transfer from valley academy a couple of years ago and we made the right decision, the teachers are wonderful and everyone always works together. Looking forward for the great job we know Mr. Bauer will do as the new principal.
Inflexible and shortsighted. Won't assess, test or interview a child to determine maturity, skill level or aptitude just because they are 1 week younger than the cut off date. This school treats all the kids the same, doesn't consider the child as an individual just a birthdate. They clearly don't adhere to their mission statement, just pigeon hole kids and warehouse them. How disappointing.
My daughter's 2nd Grade teacher, Mr Tanner is a wonderful educator. I think he makes the Kids work very hard, and Learn through Discipline and taking Responsibility for themselves.
And after School, he is found outside at an Intersection directing the Traffic flow! Aces!
I have been a parent involved with PRA since its opening 3 years ago. I was a teacher for many years before becoming a stay at home mom. I worked in public schools and did not know too much about charter or traditional learning. I have been very pleased with what we have experienced here at PRA. The curriculum is rigorous, yet effective. My child was reading in kindergarten and is continuing to thrive through 2nd grade. The staff is caring, and although the students are pushed a bit out of their comfort zone, it's done with care and strategic scaffolding. Administration is approachable and have always followed through with any request I have had. I find it humorous to read the negative reviews below... If the school is so awful why is your child still there? There are many choices. I am continually impressed by Paibted Rock Academy and very happy we made it our choice. I highly recommend!
I totally agree with the last review. This school is a joke. I can't wait for this year to come to an end so that I can pull my kid out of this school. Having a tough and challenging curriculum is of no use if the teachers spend zero time teaching the kids. All the burden is on the kids and the parents. The teachers are way too tough on the kids and have no concept of encouraging the kids when the kids try to work hard. Their rigid grading only makes the kids give up. Some teachers also resume to bullying the kids. I don't understand what kind of values they are trying to teach the kids. And yes they have no policy to curb bullying. Unfortunately there is no way to give zero stars here.
this school is considered to be great .That's a joke, your kids is just another pay check. For example, you pay for full kindergarden,lunch even if your child qualifies for free lunch , boulders club and the other ridiculous ways they can find too make money so they can pay off there loan. the communication between teachers and parents is terrible and this whole school is structure like a prison when it comes to discipline, your child gets homework without no explanation and lastly the teachers treat your children with no respect trust i have seen a teacher make a student look like sh** in front of other peers and they have zero bullying tolerance policy right. These policies they have in place will sure make a difference in your kids self - esteem and cause depression. Especially with the red, yellow markings. I would not recommend this school to anybody and the parents that have great reviews are part there staff so observe for yourself and don't fooled. by how it looks and all the so called Academics priority speech there not excellent they are below average.
I want take this opportunity to recognize and appreciate Mrs. Goshow, who is a 3rd grade teacher at Painted Rock Academy. Not only she is an experience teacher, she is fair, and works to see improvement in each of her student. I have seen my daughter's improvement with being organize, accountable for her own things, and improving in her weak areas and I am thankful to Mrs. Goshow.