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Air and Space Academy North

Charter | K-8 | 70 students

 

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Posted October 21, 2013

What a great place. Just in the short time my daughter has been enrolled she has learned so much. She surpises me everyday with something new. The teachers and staff are all on the same page and work fantastic together. Office runs smoothly, Couldnt ask for anything more for my child. Recommend!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2012

What a wonderful school year. The founder / principal this year is a fabulous educational leader and my children are working far above grade level. The vocabulary studies, math and aviation studies are just so engaging for my children. Thank you to this school and to the founder / administrator for transforming our learning experience into a life long gain in education for my children. There is NO teacher turn over this year. The whole school is happy and working together as a strong team. The students are very well mannered and love the PE and Music teachers. Band is great. Book Fair was lots of fun last week. Thank you to the dedicated parent volunteers. Leadership change School transformation. Excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2012

Wow. I'm not sure where this misinformation is coming from. My son graduated from there and got a 4.0 his freshman year in highschool, while taking two sophomore level classes. The most teachers I have seen in teaching a class through last year was three (my daughter's class) : the initial one left on maternity, the second had to move back to Phoenix for a family emergency, and the third finished the year. All I can figure is that some of the people on this site are going with the sour-grapes approach, or have an axe to grind. It's a great school, and one I would not hesitate to recommend. Generally, the only kids who have problems are the ones who have parents that aren't involved. This is a school, not a day care facility. If all you are looking for is someplace to drop off you kids, look elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2012

I have been a parent of a student at Lifelong Learning Academy since my child was in kindergarten. The founder is going to be the principal of the school during the 2012-2013 school year. During her three year sabbatical, other certified principals ran the school according to their leadership styles. The students at Lifelong Learning Academy receive band instruction, the very highest reading and writing instruction that I have ever seen, classes in aviation (one of our students was selected to be featured in a museum for the airplane she made last year), math, and science. Ask for one of the Soaring Sky Hawks to be sent to you. Go to the website and see all the programs students have excelled in while attending this school. I do not know where this other negative information is coming from unless public school competitors are posting it. Parents are very happy that the founder of the school is returning next year and the school has wonderful teachers. Come in and see for yourself. Meet the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2012

This is a horrible school. They have no set curriculum for anyone even though the principal kept saying there was a great one. In the 2011-2012 school year one classroom had 10 different teachers. They rely on computers to "entertain the children" while the teachers are forced to do the bidding of the administration. This is to say nothing that the children are forced to eat lunch outside, regardless of temperature. The bathrooms are falling apart and the computer equiptment is sub par. Don't waste your children's "lifelong learning" goals here. Send them to a public school where they can get the attention they need. The parents i met with children there only complained.


Posted April 12, 2012

Lifelong Learning Academy is an excellent school with very dedicated teachers. The instructional technology use to streamline student learning is the best that I have ever seen. Lifelong Learning Academy is a small school and every child is welcomed as part of a big family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2012

My kids have been going here for the past four years, but will not be coming back this next school year. This school has gone so far down hill. My son is in third grade this year and is currently on his 9th teacher just this year! Nine different teachers.....that's ridiculous. They have had a huge turnover in teachers. I think it may be the owner. They no longer have a PE or music teacher. There's no stability. The only good thing is the small class size, which is due to everyone taking their kids out of the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2012

The founder is a wonderful person with six schools under her direction including preschools. All very successful schools for children and their families. The school facilities are very high tech with a computer for every student, individualized learning plans for every student, at home computer programs for instruction, formal survey communications with parents twice a month, and much more. Focus on what the school does for children not the groups battling for their leaders! Ask about the reading curriculum. Ask about the math program. Ask about the writing materials. Ask if the students are happy!!! Come meet the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2012

Lifelong Learning Academy is a perfect school. The principal is a former military officer and an experienced leader. What is important about Lifelong Learning Academy? The students and their families attending this school. The teachers are wonderful. The technology is fabulous. Students all learn far above their grade levels. Ask to see the curriculum. Ask to see the technology available for every student and how the technology supplements each child s learning. Wonderful Math, Reading and Writing programs. We are the parents who attend this wonderful school. These other posts to this site are all the same theme and are absolutely not true. Read Feb and Sept posts. If the school was saving money, why do all the students have the home to school technology the school provides? These programs cost a lot of money. All students have computers built into their desks. This school just won a community award! Ask to see the newsletter. If you want a great education for you child that you can track on a national scale, Lifelong Learning Academy is the place for you and your family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2012

Disorganized, high teacher and student turn over, and did I mention disorganized? The pitch to sell you the school sounds amazing. Has potential..poor leadership! My kids went there for 3 years but in 2011 the whole place fell apart. Dont waste your time. Try a different charter school or better yet just keep your child where they are at.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2009

The principal of Lifelong Learning Academy is a phenomenal leader. My family fell on bad times in these last few months. She helped out our family emotionally and helped both of our kids with the adjustments needed in their classroom situation. I would like for parents to know these things about Lifelong Learning Academy: 1. The leadership shown by teachers and the principal is excellent. 2. The school focuses upon each of my children as individuals and set goals for each child to reach their maximum potential. 3. This is a safe school to allow your children to attend. 4. The communication is wonderful with web based information. 5. The very best thing is that my child uses a computer every day to focus upon exactly what is being taught. This school is decades ahead of all educational environments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2009

Excelent school. May daughters love their teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2009

The instruction and technology at this school is so advanced. All students learn at an exceptional rate of speed. My children love their teachers and the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2009

Lifelong Learning Academy is a parent's dream come true for their child. My child goes to school every day looking forward to seeing his friends and his teacher. The Roots and Shoots program is fantastic. Thank you teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

I would like to publicly thank the principal of this school. She has helped my son and my family through some very difficult times in the past few weeks. I want to thank my son s teacher too. Lifelong Learning Academy is an excellent school and I thank you all very much. I am sure you know who this is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

My child loves going to Lifelong Learning Academy every day. He has learned more in three months this year then in he did in the past two years at our 'assigned' district school. I just read the comments left on this site for parents to read and I want all parents to know that the principal of this school is wonderful and very involved with the education of the children. The teachers are wonderful and the staff members are wonderful too. This is the truth about Lifelong Learning Academy. The technology used to promote learning is perfect. My child loves the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2008

I have signed up for my school reports from Great School.com. I want to say that the Lifelong Learning Academy faculty receives training for two weeks prior to the opening of the school year, the faculty receives training during the year from curriculum specialist, and the principal meets with the faculty every Thursday in order to hear our needs and to support the instructional process. Our students participate in a bowling program on Thursday so all faculty and staff members can attend and participate in principal guided meetings. Get the facts from the faculty, staff and informed parents.
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Posted May 21, 2008

I am a teacher in a public school that is close to Lifelong Learning Academy. Three or four students from Lifelong Learning Academy have transfered into our school over the past three years. Each of the students that have come from Lifelong Learning Academy are academically outstanding students and are far past their grade level. I decided to go an see the school and meet the principal. The school is fantastic. I have met two of the primary teachers and both of them had outstanding classrooms and wonderful educational plans in place. The principal really understands the needs of her students, teachers and support staff. I took my resume to the Academy in hopes of getting a position in this school. This school is a teacher's dream come true. No wonder the students are so well educated. I just think more parents need to know about Lifelong Learning Academy.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 29, 2008

My child is able to do the work assigned. He is in 5th grade. It is not easy work. You need to be able to read, write and think! My son loves all of the teachers. The three teacher system is working and works very well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2008

My child has been with this school since it was first opened in 2002 and started in Kindergardan. There was a lot of parental involvement and the teachers were very good. However, in the past two years LLA has gone down in all expects, except for K-2 where the teachers have remained for several years. From 3-8 the 3-teacher concept has been a complete failure. Lack of communication, disorganized.
—Submitted by a parent


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In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

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In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Excelling".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Excelling".

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Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 53% 42%
Hispanic 31% 42%
Black 7% 5%
Asian 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 6%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/A46%
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  • Mary Lou Klem

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