Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy is a public charter school that opened in 1996 for students in 7th through 12th grades. The school offers a fine arts education as well as providing leadership skills to help students become productive members of their community. The school offers technological learning environment while partnering with universities, businesses, and art agencies to provide a well rounded education.
The curriculum provides independent study using an arts theme. The school utilizes block scheduling and does provide special programs for students with learning disabilities, health impairments, and emotional behavioral disabilities.
Along with core subjects, Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy offers extracurricular activities including orchestra, band, dance, chorus, photography, sculpture, painting, and drama. The only sport offered is Ultimate Frisbee. Other programs and student clubs available include yearbook, community service, academic contests, newspaper, and student council.
Students expressed the school is one that offers a caring and nurturing learning environment that helped them reach their goals. Parents stated that their children now want to go to school and are doing better in all classes even those they were having a hard time with prior to enrolling in the school. The school is of course on the artsy side but does provide a well rounded curriculum that is challenging, engaging, and demands students to be creative thinkers.
Students at Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy participated in the AIMS series of exams. These exams measure student’s ability to master core subjects. Percentages of students that passed or exceeded the standards set forth by the state as well as state averages are listed below.
In reading, 96% of 7th graders passed or exceeded the exam with the state average at 82%, in writing 69% with the state at 53%, and in math 74% with the state at 61%.
In reading, 88% of 9th graders passed or exceeded the exam with the state average at 71%, in science 92% with the state at 63%, in math 72% with the state at 54%.
In reading, 98% of 10th graders passed or exceeded the exam with the state at 78%, in science 84% with the state at 42%, in writing 91 with the state at 68%, and in math 83% with the state at 60%.
Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy
3100 N. Fort Valley Road, #41
Flagstaff, AZ 86001