Welcome to Reid Traditional Schools’ Valley Academy, nationally recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as 2014 National Blue Ribbon School and also an ‘A’ Rated school ranked at the highest level by the Arizona Department of Education. We offer students an accelerated back-to-basics and traditional education that provides them with a traditional foundation for the future.  Valley Academy is a tuition-free public charter school within the Reid Traditional Schools family. Our schools have been consistently ranked among the best schools in Arizona.

Our Mission:
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.


News & Announcements
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Construction Part One: How It All Starts

The 2016-2017 school year will be an exciting year of change, with new buildings being added and the remaining original portable buildings being removed at last! The projects have been scheduled carefully to avoid disruption to student learning, and even in transitional locations, we promise to continue to take good care of our Valley families. […]

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Spelling Bee Winners

Classroom representatives competed in the Valley Academy qualifying round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.  The winner will advance to the next round of competition.  Those who reach the final round compete in Washington, D.C.  Last year, 11 million students competed nationwide, with 285 students reaching the finals.  For an inside look at Bee Week […]

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Tremendous Food Drive Completed

The generosity of our families is unsurpassed! Look at all the food items that were collected by RTS Valley Academy students – 5,463 items! The food items were donated to Mom’s Pantry, ( whose goal is that no man, woman, or child should go hungry. Thank you to all who donated and to the students […]

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New Lunch Items on Hot Lunch Menu

If you haven’t bought hot lunch lately, you’re missing what’s new!  Of course, there’s still pizza on Thursdays, but we will be adding some new seasonal choices for more variety for your children.  There’s the Country Chicken Combo, which is popcorn chicken with a side of  fluffy mashed potatoes, gravy, and corn.  If you like […]

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Valley Academy Featured in School Choice Article

The Arizona Republic featured Valley Academy in their recent article about the history of school choice in Arizona.  Valley Academy helped pioneer the Arizona charter school movement as one of the first charter holders.  More than twenty years later, Valley Academy still leads Arizona’s charter schools and was named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School.  […]

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