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Great Expectations Academy Review

Great Expectations Academy is a charter school that opened in 1999 and provides an alternative to public education in Sahuarita for students in kindergarten through 8th grades. The school offers accelerated learning program and expects students to put forth their best effort to succeed. The small class sizes helps students succeed as they have a more one on one learning environment. The curriculum focuses on literary and the arts.

Along with the core subjects the school offers band, ceramics, chorus, computer arts, painting, drama, hotography, and film production. Sports are very popular with students including badminton, football, soccer, basketball, cheerleading, field hockey, softball, track, baseball, physical education, and volleyball. The students can also join various clubs including community service, academic contests, debate, newspaper, science & technology, multimedia, student council, and yearbook.

Parents are very pleased with the education their children are receiving at Great Expectations Academy. Students receive the attention they need and are excelling not only in core subjects but also becoming involved in social activities. The learning environment is fun and interesting with caring teachers and staff that work with each child individually. Parents are also involved which makes it more of a family type atmosphere. All parents have expressed positive reviews.

The AIMS series of tests administered by the state shows that the students are mastering core subjects with most grades above state averages. 3rd graders surpassed the averages in reading, writing, and math. 4th and 5th graders excelled as well with percentages in reading, science, writing, and math, with the percentage of students passing or exceeding the exam in the 90 percentile. 6th graders did not do as well with 55% of the grade passing or exceeding the exam and the state average at 56% and math 20% passed with the state average at 59%, while reading was above the state average. 8th graders were above state averages in math, reading, and writing.

The school offers a great education and a wonderful learning environment and is doing well with state exams which mean the students are progressing and are ready to begin high school.

Great Expectations Academy
1466 W. Camino Antigua
Sahuarita, AZ 85629


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