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. We offer enrollment to students in Kindergarten through 8th grade, and we offer a private preschool for four-year-old children.

Our Mission:
RTS Valley Academy offers 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:
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS: 8:00 – 3:00 Monday – Thursday
Closed Fridays and July 3-7

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.”


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“A” as in “Always”!

Congratulations!  The Arizona Department of Education just released letter grades for schools based on last spring’s testing, and once again, your children earned Valley Academy the highest possible grade, “A.” Of course, we are not surprised by that, since in the 27-year history of Reid Traditional Schools, we’ve never received anything less!  We just wanted […]

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Then & Now: School and Parents Work Together

For Reid Traditional, it’s always been about the parents and teachers working together. Since 1995, when parents and teachers started our flagship school, Valley Academy, we’ve stayed true to this partnership. And in this unique year, Reid Traditional’s parents have really stepped up. Thank you. School/home teamwork has never been stronger, or more vital. Together, […]

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A Warm Farewell for Mr. Hayo

A teacher so special deserves a farewell present that is equally memorable. Bill Hayo retired this year after teaching 53 years, much of it at RTS Valley Academy. As the 7/8 Math teacher, he developed a special bond with the students as they went off to high school.  To honor and remember them, he hung […]

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