Ombudsman opened their Valencia campus in 2008 for students in 6th through 12th grades for students that do not do well in a traditional school setting. The school on average has 90 students enrolled. Due to the small class size, students receive more personal attention in order to attain their goals of graduating high school. The majority of the students attending the school are students that are at risk of dropping out of school or have poor academic standards. The programs offered provide students with the educational tools they need in order to graduate including choosing day or night classes, technology based, individualized instruction, and syllabus model.
Many parents chose Ombudsman, as their children were skipping school, working full time jobs, or had been suspended or kicked out of traditional schools.
The only comments regarding the school were that the school mainly works on helping students prepare to take the AIMS exams in order to graduate high school. One parent was not happy that the majority of the students were those that issues and could not attend traditional schools, thus making class time a bit more disruptive.
The information on the percentage of students that passed the AIMS series of tests was not available at the time of this writing. It would be best to check out other schools in the area or another Ombudsman campus to learn more about the curriculum and just how many students are graduating from the school. In the state of Arizona, all students must pass the AIMS exams in order to receive their diploma.
Ombudsman – Valencia
1686 W. Valencia Blvd., Suite 100
Tucson, AZ 85746