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To offer back-to-basics, traditional education by providing a challenging, sequential, teacher-directed, standards-based, textbook-driven curriculum supported by individual accountability and high academic and behavioral standards.
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Providing a Traditional Foundation for the Future
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Track Team Debuts as Valley Academy Spring Sport
“On your mark, get set…go!” 2014 marked the first year for the Valley Academy Track Team. Together, the team had a great first season. 27 students in 5th through 8th grades participated in events that included the 1600 meter run, the 50 and 100 meter dashes, the 200 and 400 meter runs, and, finally, the relays. These students trained hard by running five hours a week on their own, in addition to weekly practices. The first track season consisted of three meets against other local schools and culminated in an exciting invitational event held at Phoenix College where the Valley Track team won second place. That’s an impressive showing for their first time at the event. Not only did our students achieve personal victories this season, but victories for the entire team, which is what makes track such a unique sport! It was a super season, and we look forward to cheering on the team again next year.
Letter Grades Announced: “A” for both Valley and Painted Rock Academies
Reid Traditional Schools is proud to announce that once again, Valley Academy has been granted the highest rating possible from the Arizona Department of Education (ADE), the letter grade “A.” Reviewing the last decade of ADE evaluations, Valley Academy has consistently scored in the highest category, “excelling,” for many years and now under the ADE’s newer program, letter grade “A.”
Following Valley Academy’s tradition of excellence, Painted Rock Academy also earned the letter grade “A” in its first year. One of the factors considered in calculating the grades is the amount of academic growth each individual student achieves over the course of the year. Painted Rock Academy scored among the top 2% of schools for student academic growth.
According to the ADE, of 1,732 Arizona schools, only 27 per cent received an “A” grade this year. Schools are evaluated both on how many students are passing AIMS each year and how much the students academically grow each year. Other factors such as a school’s English language learner reclassification rate are taken into consideration, when applicable. “A” schools demonstrate an excellent level of performance.
Reid Traditional Schools congratulates the administration, faculty, staff, students, and families at both schools for the excellent teamwork demonstrated by the “A” grades they achieved.
Valley Academy is named “2011 School of the Year”
by the Arizona Charter Schools Association
In the video below, Cuyler Reid, school founder and board member, and Heidi Mitchell, C.E.O., share some of Valley Academy’s history and philosophy. Administration, teachers, and parents discuss what makes Valley Academy an award-winning school.