Arizona Call-A-Teen Center for Excellence opened their charter school in 1997 for students in 9th through 12 grades. The school caters to students that have dropped out of school as well as at risk students. The school works as a team to provide a safe and nurturing environment where students learn to be independent and have control over their own lives while building strong relationships.
Along with the core subjects, the school offers extra curricular activities including band, computer arts, chorus, dance, painting, and theater. The languages available include German, French, Italian, Latin, and Spanish. Arizona Call A Teen Center for Excellence offers various sports as well that help build character as well as learning to work within a team which include basketball, baseball, cheerleading, P.E. classes, swimming tennis, volleyball, softball, football, and wrestling. Other programs include community service, yearbook, radio/video/multimedia, student council, and newspaper vocational programs are also available such as agriculture, cosmetology, automotive, heath careers, construction, law enforcement, and professional childcare and development.
Students and parents alike are happy with the success stories that are allowing many students the ability to receive a quality education as well as GED classes for those that have dropped out of school. The main reason parents believe in this charter school is that the teachers and staff are actually giving their children a second chance of receiving an education that will enable them to become productive members of society.
Students in 10th grade at Arizona Call A Teen Center for Excellence were required to take the AIMS exam along with all students in public schools across the nation. The percentages of students that passed or exceeded the exam along with the percentages of students across the state that passed or exceeded the exam are as follows. In reading, 45% passed while the state average was 78%, in science 10% with the state at 42%, in writing 21% with the state at 68%, and in math 18% with the state at 60%.
Even though the test results are lower than the state average, one must realize that the students are at risk or have dropped out of school, therefore, the scores are not as bad when you consider all the students across the state that have not dropped out of school and some are taking college courses along with high school classes.
Arizona Call-A-Teen Center for Excellence
641 N. 6th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85003