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Welcome!

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.


CALENDAR NOTES:  Monday, February 19th: NO SCHOOL – Presidents Day
UPDATE YOUR CALENDAR: Please note that Standardized Test week has been moved one week later, from March 26-30 to April 3-6.  Thank you.


Reid Traditional Schools’ Valley Academy Is a Blue Ribbon School

Reid Tradtional Schools Valley Academy National Blue Ribbon School Award
Reid Traditional Schools was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education in 2014.  The award was given in honor of Valley Academy being an “exemplary high performing school.”  Only four Arizona schools received the award that year, and Valley Academy was the only charter school to do so.  Mrs. Victoria Wilber, RTS Valley Academy Principal says, “This is one of the most prestigious awards a school can attain, and I am so proud of our dedicated, talented teachers and smart, hard-working students.”  Reid Traditional Schools’ Valley Academy was one of the first charter schools founded in Arizona. Since 1995, the school has consistently received the top available rating from the Arizona Department of Education. Mrs. Wilber explains, “We attribute this 20-plus-year record of academic success to our unwavering dedication to traditional education and our team’s commitment to continuous improvement.”


Public Meeting Notices:
To view our Public Meeting Notice statement, Meeting Notices, and Agendas, click here.


Riley W. and Tanish J., regional National History Bee champions for the 8th and 6th grades, respectively.

VA Success at History Bee Regionals

Congratulations to Riley W. and Tanish J. for being National History Bee Regional Champions for the 8th and 6th grades, respectively! They attended the Regional History Bee competition in San Diego this week along with 11 other RTS Valley Academy students who qualified for Regionals. The 13 students performed so well that ALL of them […]

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7th grade students in uniforms in front of food pantry truck

VA Makes Record Food Donation

Student Council’s annual food drive brought in the largest donation ever made to Mom’s Pantry by any school!  A total of 4,381 pounds of food and hygiene was donated by Valley Academy families during the first two weeks of December.  In addition to non-perishable food items, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other toiletries were specifically requested this […]

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kiindergarten students gather around live turkeys inside fencing

Turkey Trot Excitement!

With recent record temperatures, you’d hardly know it was fall in Phoenix! But the Valley Academy Turkey Trot was a sure sign that Thanksgiving was on the way.  Our students took a break from their studies to enjoy races in the field and observing the live turkeys. Thank you to all the volunteers and staff […]

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