February 25, 2016
Choice Academies – acknowledged as “top” in education.
When Choice Academies opened our first school, Adams Traditional Academy, in 2009 with only 225 students, we were a small group of parents and teachers dedicated to developing and providing an exceptional education for our students. We knew that the type of education on offer at most of Arizona’s public schools was inadequate to prepare our students for the demands of the future. Our emphasis has been on a classical education, with great foundational skills, proven curriculum, an emphasis on patriotism, and good citizenship. Our first year saw us labeled as a Highly Performing charter school, our second year we received an Excelling label, from there we have only moved forward and upward.
We have been so busy providing an excellent education that we often forgot to promote ourselves. Our continual growth has been largely due to parent satisfaction with the education we provide and word-of-mouth recommendations. That word-of-mouth support for our school has reached shouting level it seems and the greater community has taken notice.
This year, ATA and Jefferson Preparatory have been recognized repeatedly for providing an exceptional education. The accolades are being received from independent organizations that research and report on education in Arizona. In and Out Magazine in Anthem have recognized ATA as the top K-8 school and Jefferson Preparatory as the top high school serving the students of Anthem in an article reviewing AzMERIT scores (http://www.anthemnews.com/why-the-azmerit-scores-are-so-low/). In the 2014-15 school year ranking, Schooldigger.com ranked Adams Traditional Academy as 15th out of 900+ schools serving Arizona. We were also one of the top 10 most improved schools as well, which indicates that we are not resting on our laurels, but continuing to strive towards continued improvement. (http://www.schooldigger.com/go/AZ/schoolrank.aspx) And, this week, we found out that the Phoenix Business Journal has named Adams Traditional Academy as 10th out of the top 20 charter schools serving the entire greater Phoenix Metro Area. (http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/blog/business/2016/02/the-top-20-charter-schools-in-metro-phoenix.html).
We know you have a choice of schools and we know that the high expectations we set for ourselves as a school, extend to our students and families as well. We believe in what we’re doing. We thank you for believing in us and joining us, in partnership, as we continue to provide a quality education for our children.
Choice Academies, Inc., Board of Directors