Children Reaching for the Sky Preparatory opened in 2001 to provide a quality and alternative education for students in pre-kindergarten through 5th grades. The school on average has 300 student per year enrolled.
The Children Reaching for the Sky Preparatory offers a multi-cultural education that focuses on ethnic and cultural differences via educational tools and the appreciation of history. The school provides a high quality curriculum as well as extra curricular activities that include chorus and computer arts. Sports offered at the school include cross country, badminton, soccer, basketball, track, golf, volleyball, and physical education
There are mixed reviews of Children Reaching for the Sky Preparatory with many parents happy with the teachers but not the administration or the school overall. Complaints of no transportation to after school functions, no supplies, and high teacher turn over are among the top. Reports of bullying are becoming higher, while caring and nurturing have been put on the wayside according to a few parents. Some parents that have stated the school is turning into a military type environment instead of a nurturing learning environment.
On the other hand, there are parents that are very pleased with the school and teachers stating their children are doing much better after being enrolled in Children Reaching for the Sky Preparatory. Instead of the reviews of other parents, these parents are happy with the strict rules and the quality of education their children are receiving.
It would be in your best interest to visit the school and possibly talk with a few parents before enrolling your child to ensure you are making the decision that fits the need of your family and children.
In the state of Arizona it is required that students in specific grades participate in the AIMS testing series which measures the mastering ability of students in core subjects. The percentages of students that passed or exceeded the standards of the exam are listed below along with the state averages of students across the state.
In reading, 73% of 3rd graders meet the standards with the state average at 76%, in writing 74% with the state at 79%, and in math 48% with the state at 68%.
In reading, 78% of 4th graders passed or exceeded the standards with the state average at 75%, in science 76% with the state at 60%, in writing 85% with the state at 83%, and in math 73% with the state at 65%.
In reading, 76% of 5th graders passed or exceeded the standards with the state average at 79%, in writing 53% with the state at 55%, and in math 38% with the state at 63%.
Children Reaching for the Sky Preparatory
1844 S. Alvernon
Tucson, AZ 85711