"We are best known for Rigorous curriculum, athletics."
Students enrolled 42
Hours 8:15 - 3:15
School leader Dr. David J Snyder
Transportation options no info
District Sierra Vista Charter School Inc.
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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1000 E Wilcox Drive
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

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(520) 224-2500
(520) 224-2511
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3 stars
Based on 56 ratings

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June 11, 2014
We had high hopes for this school but we were let down. They had no idea how to complete a 504, refused to do one when there was a genuine need, and then eventually agreed but only when we got very pushy. Then they violated the 504 on two separate occasions. They also "lost" paperwork I sent to them for an outside assessment, and refused to do their own assessment because my child had a 504 for a completely unrelated issue. Bottom line is that they were uneducated about the law and how to help kids with a genuine need. My child's teacher wasn't bad, but we definitely didn't feel like this school was a suitable learning environment for our child, and won't be for any child who may need a little extra help. Parental involvement was just about nonexistent. Offers to join the parent's organization were ignored, even though we were filling out the sheet(s) (multiple) sent home periodically.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2014
I chose to send my child to Imagine, having been at Imagine ELC, and having nothing but wonderful things to say about our experience at the daycare i felt confident that we would have similar experience at the school Im am completely disappointed with my decision. i love my childs teacher and if wasnt for her being such an awesome teacher i would have already takin my child out of Imagine. My biggest complaint is the office staff, the principal vice principal, secretary, HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE!!! WILL NOT RETURN NEXT YEAR

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2013
I am a retired soldier, teacher and also a sub at Imagine S V. I have no idea about all of these negative comments. It seems there is no middle ground. People either love it or hate it! The parents say the faculty is praising the school and the negatives seem to be from irate parents. Personally, I find it to be a much better than average school. The administrators and office staff go out of their way to help me. The teachers leave clear and comprehensive lesson plans and expect them to be followed. The classrooms are neat and well-organized, and the students are on a structured routine and are ready to learn. The kids seem to be at or above their levels in math and reading skills. In addition to the core curriculum, enrichment classes are also available. Bullying is not tolerated here and trouble-makers are quickly expelled. Except for an occasional case of typical school "drama" I find Imagine S V to be a safe and harmonious place of learning. So a good question for me to ask myself is: "Would I sent my own kids to this school?' The answer is an unequivocal "Yes"! Sincerely, James Bryan

- submitted by a community member
July 14, 2013
So far, we are very satisfied in this school. My daughter goes here & she loves the teachers. Staff are easy to talk to & very respectful. The teachers communicate with us in terms of our daughter's well being & academic status. Just like the recent comment by a retired soldier, teacher & a sub teacher, this school Imagine Sierra Vista, doesn't tolerate any misbehavior & especially any type of bullying. Academically, the teachers & the administration of Imagine have been working hard to keep the quality of the education of our kids to be at the best. However, we as parents also have to do our part when our kids gets home to monitor them make sure they study & do their homework so they can be successful academically.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2013
I also believe the 5 stars are from staff or people involved at the school.... don't be fooled this place is the worst school in Sierra Vista. Unorganized & unstable.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2012
When we first moved here a few months ago I was going to enroll my 4th grader here but was put off by the office staff and the administrator. They seemed more interested in my paying the multitude of fees that were required before even wanting to talk to my son or find out anything about him. I had some questions on what type of curriculum was followed and the administer couldn't answer basic questions. I left feeling the most important thing to them was getting paid, not what they could do for my son. I would enjoy anything thinking of enrolling in any school to do their homework and find out everything you can about their program, ethics and morals when it comes to meeting the needs of each unique child.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2012
My child always has something positive to say about Imagine School. She loves her teachers and respects her peers. She is constantly telling me about the 6 characteristics that Imagine hold their students, teachers, and staff accountable to - which is why I believe she enjoys being at the school. Additionally, I have always been treated with respect. Any questions I have are addressed in a timely manner. I like that the administration are willing to listen and take into consideration any input I may have. They are a credit to themselves and the institution. Thank you Imagine for truly caring about your students...

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2010
Imagine Sierra Vista encourages my children to do well. The faculty and staff are always willing to help. The principal and administration have been very cooperative with my family. I wish I could volunteer more of my time with my children's classes, their teachers are wonderful. There are so many after school clubs and activities my children have so much to choose from. I love the environment and encouragement I hear and see as I watch my children begin their day. I know that my kids are getting the best education in an encouraging atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2010
I am very happy with my experience here at Imagine. My kids have lived all over the world and have never been excited to come to school until we started there. My kinder is bringing home some of the most innovative projects ive ever seen! My 5th grader loves her teachers and is always working on projects that combine fun and learning (which is nice becuase she is actually willing to do homework!) My middle schooler loves his teachers and is even being taught Spanish and Technology! They have always worked to resolve any concerns I had. As far as bullying, that is a problem ANYWHERE you go, but the principal and dean of students have enouraged my kids to let them know when there is a problem so they can work to get it resolved becuase they dont always know its happening unless theyre told. Thank you Imagine!

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2010
My children have been attending Imagine for 3 years now. I love this school and most important all 4 of my children love this school. They range in grades from Kinder-5th. My children's strengths and weaknesses differ from one another and I have experianced nothing but encouragement from their teachers. Plus I have worked with the middle school teachers and they are a great team! I noticed parents refering to the teacher turn-over. Those turn-overs are helping our school become a better place. We do have teachers who have been there for many years and they are great teachers. We are so NOT "Lord of the Flies". We follow the same bulling procedures as all AZ public schools aswell as Imagine standards. I must admit that I am a parent, I am on the PTO board, and I am a huge volunteer. I support who and what I believe is best.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2010
I am going to pull my child out of this school due to bully issues...your child is not safe here! I am glad to see that many parents feel the same, I felt betrayed. The school simply lacks structure and standards, its "lord of the flies" at this school. Kids do whatever they want to other kids and get away with it over and over again.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2010
This school has to be the worst in Sierra Vista, AZ. I pulled my child out of this school last year after it was blatantly obvious that she was way behind other children her age that attended other schools in the area. There is no oversight on how they teach your child and when you complain, they don't even take the time to listen to you.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2010
This school is a disaster. And I am quite convinced that the "good" comments are from the school staff themselves. Everyone in Sierra Vista knows this is the worst school of the area by far. Do not be fooled by the flashy website. They market well they just don't teach well or give a good example to the students. This Charter school is all about business and your children are simply a means to that end. The turn-over on teachers and students is excessive. The academic curriculum is simplistic and unchalleging due to the poor quality in staff and leadership. Avoid this school if you love your kids.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2010
We moved from the Mesa Public Schools last year and my children both maintained Honor Roll and Principal's list. They were also involved in athletics - basketball, baseball, softball, and volleyball; and other extra-curricular activities. My son is an introvert, but was able to come out of his shell and make new friends. The teachers have motivated my children to excel and become independent thinkers. The principal has great confidence and enthusiasm for this school. The staff are friendly and willing to help when needed. I support Imagine in its efforts to maintain a high quality education and caring environment.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2010
I recommend never letting your child be subject to the subpar teaching that is going on here. My child was so far behind after being enrolled in this school that we had to get a tutor for her to catch up. Also, the staff is very unresponsive to bullying issues that take place on school grounds. We almost had to get the police involved for them to take action on a problem my daughter had with a bully. Our recommendation is "any school but this one!"

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2010
By far the worst school in Sierra Vista. My son was a straight A student until he spent a year at Imagine. There is a high teacher turn-over which effects not only the stability of the students but the consistency in the curriculum. The teachers that are retained are of low quality and lack motivation. The principal is by far the weakest link in this failing school. The school just seems to "get by" with minimal effort by the staff and with no significant improvments to your child's education.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2010
This school was a complete joke. After pulling my child out of this school due to bullying issues, he had to attend summer school just to catch up with his grade level. Also the principal was the most unprofessional individual I've ever come across in a school system. This school gets an F- in my opinion.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2010
We also left this school because it does not have a cleaning staff. Parents are not allowed in the bathroom, but if you volunteer and look in the bathroom , you will be disgusted. They were warned a day in advance about an inspection, and were frantically cleaning. Please research this school thoroughly. It was a very sad experience for our family.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
After leaving the area public schools and enrolling my child in this school I was quite shocked at the lack of programs and facilities. We had come from a public school that had computer labs and now it is rare the my child ever touches a computer. Our former public school had more opportunities for learning and supplemental programs than we have experienced here. I will be re-enrolling my child back into the public school system for next school year. We found the class sizes to be comparable anyway and not much difference in behavioral issues,plus the dress code hasn't been enforced here either.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
This is my daughters 3rd year at Imagine. Dr. Snyder does well with the students. He attends every school function. He's addressed every concern we've brought to his attention. He sat down with my husband and I for an hour to hear what we had to say. He even joined us in parent teacher conferences to help communicate with the teacher. He offerend great advice and helped develop a plan for my daughter without lowering the bar . He listened to what we wanted and created a plan specifically for her. The front office staff is very friendly and wondeful!. The teachers are great. Yes, there is a waiting list for buses. The curriculim is much higher than the public schools. My daughter attend public school for 1 year and was ahead. She is learning at the same level as my step-son who is a grade higher in KS.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
I have a Kindergartner who is taking K for the second time. I put him in there becuase of all the good things I had heard about Imagine. It is a good school although I think the student teacher ratio could be better and dont plan on a bus. The wait list is long and chances are they dont stop in your neighborhood but with only 2 complaints I will say that my sons teacher is great and I love the staff.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2010
This is the first year my children have been at Imagine. I find that this school is ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! I have read some posts saying that the curriculum is far behind the public school systems... I have to disagree. My kids are in 6th and 8th and I have found they continue to learn far beyond what they learned at the Mesa public schools and with eagerness. They have been involved in many school projects and enjoy what they are learning. My daughter absolutely loves the school. I have never seen her as excited to learn, especially the science program. Both my children continue to maintain A's and B's, like they did in Mesa. The front office staff are amazing! I see amazing potential for the school. The teachers go above and beyond for our children and I appreciate everything they do. Keep up the EXCELLENT work!

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 08, 2010
Leadership is lacking at this school and the teaching my child received was very inconsistent. Personal experience with our teacher and the principal was extremely unprofessional. My child s educational needs were not met and we found the curriculum to be 3-5 months behind the public schools in town. The principal was not able to resolve our issues nor did we feel he supported us parents.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2010
Do NOT enroll your child in this school. I have found my child is so behind other children than the regular public schools and the class sizes are not much of a difference either. Not only is he behind in math but the school never taught cursive either. They rarely use computers in the class also. What a waste! I have found that the dress code is not enforced well and that a lot of parents here still seem to 'dump' their kids off with no involvement and just expect the school to be responsible.

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December 13, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
I love this school for my grandson. The classes are not over crowded and the teachers are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
The curriculum is challenging and keeps my child interested in learning.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
The children thrive in this environment.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 04, 2009
I think this school needs lots of improvements, staff is great but the curriculum is not challenging enough most students that have left this school have been way behind in other schools. And the discipline needs improvement as well

- submitted by a community member
September 16, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2009
Wonderful School. Many clubs for kids after school. Great friendly staff, excellent teachers with a national curriculum rather than the lower standards Arizona requires.If you want your child to recieve a challenging yet board education this is the school for you! This school is going places.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2009
I am very happy with the Imagine School. My child receives the support needed to be successful in academics and social behaviors. After school tutoring, music, sports, extra curricular clubs, this school has it all.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2009
Rigorous academics, excellent extra-curricular offerings, sports program, leadership and faculty 1st rate!

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 09, 2009
Won't be going back. VERY disorganinzed. Poor communication with parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 01, 2009
Great School. Small size allows the child to be known by entire staff and faculty. Tutoring, music, after school sports, and terrific teachers in every class.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2009
The teachers work very well with the students and parents. My child fell behind this past year and didn't understand how to recover. The teacher alerted us on the situation and provided positive ideas to recover. Her dedication to the student was amazing

- submitted by a community member
May 27, 2009
This is a great school. The teachers and staff always keep me informed. Bad behavior is not toleranted. I love it. And there is a sports program. The other local public middle schools have lost their sports but Imagine Charter continues to have a sports program.

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May 27, 2009
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May 05, 2009
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January 07, 2009
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December 19, 2008
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July 20, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating May 23, 2008
This school is fantastic! I am delighted to finally find a school in the area that has a reading program specifically designed for students with dyslexia. My daughter was a non-reader until she started to receive instruction with this program. The teaching staff is incredible; they are so willing to work with parents. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2008
The school leadership is not what it used to be. The teachers and office staff are great and very knowledgeable, as always. My children love their teachers and are excelling in their studies. I am always informed by the teachers of anything that any of my children are missing or are excelling in. I am very pleased with Imagine Charter School. I have to say however, that the school has taken an unexpected decline in leadership skills since Mr. King left. It's unfortunate that he is not there. The children loved him.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2007
I have mixed opinions on this school. I like the small school environment and the strict uniform standards. The academics are up to par compared to other schools within the district. I did not like the fact that they did not screen the teachers. My child's first years, she excelled and made the principal's list however, last year, her teacher was too strict, changed her curriculum and criticized the class instead of encouraging them. My child has left to another school and her grades are up again. I would recommend this school to any parent, however a brief interview of the teacher is highly recommended.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2005
my granddaughter has been going here since kindergarden, we are so happy with this school. the staff and teachers really care about your student and want them to do well. as far as teachers leaving, well this is a military town and weather here or in the public school we always have teachers coming and going. i brag to anyone i can about the school and the teachers. unlike the public school that may have 2 to 8 vice principals to run one school. mr king is the only one their and he is doing a wonderful job. thank you for being here and please we need a high school.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2005
Chancellor is a wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2005
The teachers that have previously worked at this school are outstanding. It is unfortunate, however, that Mr. King, the principal, and other administration does not take care of their teachers. There is a high turn-over rate of staff each and every year due to the lack of respect and support given to the teachers.

- submitted by a teacher
June 07, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2005
I found that chancellor offered a lot of talk and not much action. I am the mother of a gifted child and was told not only will they not offer him help now, they have no intentions of ever offering excellerated classes. Very frustrating!

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2005
Chancellor Charter School in Sierra Vista has high parent involvement. The teachers challenge the children in an acedmeic setting as well as teaching them character traits. I would recommend this school to any parents wishing their child the best education along with character development. The school is not large enough to offer sports programs like some of the public schools, but the city of Sierra Vista makes up for what the school can't offer. If anyone ever wants to speak with a teacher, sit in on a class, or just find out general information, the staff at Chancellor is always accomodating. All parents should consider Chancellor in educating their child.

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March 12, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2005
School is run efficiently and I personally like the uniform policy because it is easier than trying to think up what to wear every morning.

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February 26, 2005
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November 18, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2004
For the most part this school is great. There is alot of parent participation. They encourage parents to be involved in their childrens learning process every day. the scool also has a open door policy with lots activities for parents to help in . this last year they had a free spaghetti dinner including salad and bread and only asked for donations. The teachers actually care about the children are willing to help in any way including personal tutoring so the child would not become to far that he could not catch up. I am so greatful for Mrs. Santaro she is the best and a blessing for my son! I hope that someday he can understand how lucky he was to have a teacher who still cared about teaching children. All of the teachers here act the same way.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2004
I have really been impressed by the way that this Charter school opporates. The teachers have no tenure - which means if they aren't doing their job well, they won't be renewed. I love the school uniforms and that they teach Spanish to all grade levels. Although, the majority of teachers are new to the teaching arena I have seen a wonderful mentoring program established by the administration and veteran teachers. Academically, I found it far superior to the local public schools. Did I mention that all teachers are certified? I must admit, I was worried leaving the public school system, but I have found this to be a wonderful experience for me and my children.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2004
My daughter has been at Chancellor Charter for one year and we have been extremely pleased. I am happy with the quality of education she is receiving, and she loves school. Her teachers seem very dedicated, and my daughter has excelled over the past year and loved every minute of it. In fact, she was sad to see school end for the year.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2004
The teachers, and office staff are great! The principal is a fun leader and keeps the kids motivated to learn. The classes and school as a whole have many activities a year which give family members many opportunities to get invovled. The quality of academic learning is very high. I was sceptical at first but have become a proud parent of 2 students at Chancellor.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2004
Both my 1st and 3rd grader went to Chancellor. This was my 1st graders first year there and my 3rd graders third year there. They both thoroughly enjoyed this school and their teachers. My 3rd grader is an excellant reader and writer. I appreciate how attentive and caring the teachers are at this school. It is obvious that they enjoy working there. The school is very hands on and takes the classes on field trips regularly to further their education. The curriculum is more advanced than the public schools here. I also like the fact that the school is fairly small and it is a safe environment for my children.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2004
I was very disappointed with this school. When I enrolled my child, everything I was told 'sounded' wonderful, but words can have a double meaning. For example, I was told lessons were self paced. But actually it turned out to be a terrible thing. I feel that my child was taught how to procrastinate. My child has always been an honor roll student but this year I felt that he didn't deserve the grades he made because he wasn't encouraged to do more. He did make the honor roll but I do not feel he gained anything this year. The teacher would let them turn in their work up to 2 weeks late. Being a child he saw that as an opportunity to slack off. I attempted to change him to another teacher but my request was denied. He will not return next year.

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February 13, 2004
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Imagine Sierra Vista
1000 E Wilcox Drive, Sierra Vista, AZ  85635
(520) 224-2500
Last modified Imagine Sierra Vista is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Imagine Sierra Vista Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 63 reviews.