Imagine School at East Mesa opened in 2005 and offers an alternative to public school with an instructional model that builds positive character within a nurturing environment for students in pre-kindergarten through 8th grades.
Along with the basic subjects, the school offers a variety of other activities, sports, and clubs students can join to enhance their learning environment while making life long friends. A few of the choices include drama, band, computer arts, film production, drawing, dance, chorus, orchestra, photography, ceramics, badminton, basketball, baseball, cheerleading, gymnastics, football, field hockey, cross country, martial arts, physical education classes, soccer, swimming, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, track, and clubs like debate, yearbook, multimedia, student council, newspaper, and science & technology. This is an awesome list of things for students to enjoy which is not found at most schools in the area.
Parents are thrilled with the way in which the school adjusts their learning program to fit the child. This provides all students both gifted and challenged to achieve their goals and enjoy learning. There were no negative statements on the curriculum, teachers, administration, or staff as every parent expressed just how happy they were with the school and the way their children are learning in a safe and nurturing environment. The only complaint was the bus scheduling which may need some improvement.
The AIMS series of tests is given by the state of Arizona to all students in public schools including public charter schools. The test measures if students are mastering the core subjects. The results are provided by the percentage of students that passed or exceeded the exams in reading, writing, math, and science. The science test is not given to every grade. Along with the results of the tests, the state average is also given so parents can see where a school ranks with the testing.
The percentage of students in 3rd grade at this that passed in reading was above state average; however, math and writing were below state average. 4th graders passed with higher than average percentages in reading, but lower in science, writing, and math. 5th graders were lower in reading and writing, but higher in math. Sixth graders were higher in reading, but lower in writing and math. 7th graders were lower in math and reading, but higher in writing. 8th graders were higher in writing, but lower in reading, science, and math.
I would want to know more about the curriculum and why the huge differences in scoring before enrolling my child in the school. You should take a tour of the school and talk with other parents to ensure the students are actually receiving a quality education before enrolling your child.
Imagine School at East Mesa
9701 E. Southern Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85209