Canyon Pointe Academy opened their doors in 2002 to provide an alternative education to students in kindergarten through sixth grades in a charter school setting. Along with the core subjects, the administration understands the importance of social activities to help children excel on all levels. The extra curricular activities offered at Canyon Pointe Academy include drama, painting, photography, dance, chorus, computer arts, and band along with clubs such as programs yearbook, student government, newspaper, academic contests, and community service. Sports available include yoga, volleyball, softball, soccer, physical education, football, cheerleading, baseball, and basketball. The school also teaches Japanese and Spanish.
In most cases, parents are very pleased with the school including the curriculum, teachers, and staff. The teachers push students to excel while providing a helping hand to those that need the extra attention. Students have expressed how much they enjoy attending the school and their teachers. The learning environment is one where each student can excel both academically and socially while meeting all the requirements set by the state with most exceeding the standards.
The only complaints with the school are the lunch program that does not offer many healthy choices and each item is purchased individually. The school also does not have a PTA or other parent involvement; however, volunteering is always welcomed.
Students at Canyon Pointe Academy participated in the AIMS exam, which is required by the state for all students attending a public school in the state of Arizona. The results of the exam measure the ability of students that pass or exceed the standards set forth by the state. The percentages of students at Canyon Pointe Academy along with state percentages are listed below.
In reading, 77% of 3rd graders passed or exceeded the standards with the state average at 76%, in writing 85% with the state at 79%, and in math 63% with the state at 68%.
In reading, 90% of 4th graders passed or exceeded the exam with the state average at 75%, in science 72% with the state at 60%, in writing 85% with the state at 83%, and in math 72% with the state at 65%.
In reading, 87% of 5th graders passed or exceeded the exam with the state average at 79%, in writing 77% with the state at 55%, and in math 79% with the state at 63%.
In reading, 86% of 6th graders passed or exceeded the exam with the state average at 81%, in writing 64% with the state at 56%, and in math 64% with the state at 59%.
Canyon Pointe Academy
4941 West Union Hills Drive
Glendale, AZ 85308