Imagine School at Sierra Vista opened in 2001 for students in kindergarten through 8th grades. This charter school provides an alternative to public education where students can achieve their goals within a caring and nurturing environment. The school offers Honors track with a focus on math.
Along with the core subjects, the administration knows the importance of extracurricular activities, which include drama, drawing, baseball, volleyball, physical education classes, basketball, cheerleading, softball, track, wrestling, soccer, cross country, and student clubs like yearbook.
Parents are very pleased with the teachers at the school that provide parents with updates regarding their children’s progress as well as any concerns that may be seen. The school has small class size, which is wonderful and gives students the attention they need to learn. The best part of all as stated by several parents is the encouraging environment and a variety of after school programs for both families and students. Parents can volunteer and be a part of the community at the school, which makes the school a bit more family oriented than other schools in the area.
There were a few parents that did express concern that bullying is becoming an issue at the school without much input from administration as to how the situation. Some also stated their children were falling behind other students in other schools. Quite a few even went so far as to say the school is the worst in the area.
Since parents have such a diverse review of the school, you should look at the percentages of students that are passing the AIMS series of tests. These tests measure if students are mastering the core subjects throughout the state of Arizona. In reading, 3rd graders were below the state average in reading; however, more students in 3rd graders passed the exam in writing and math than the state average. More students in 4th grade passed the exams in reading, science, and writing, than the state average but less passed the math exam. The percentages of 5th graders that passed the exam were lower than the state average in reading, writing, and math with close to a 30% lower percentage in math than the state average. 6th graders did very well with percentages in reading, writing, and math higher than state averages. 7th graders did even better by being above the state average in reading by 12%, in writing by almost 20%, and in math around 10%. 8th graders, however, were lower in reading, science, writing, and only 1% percent above the state average in math.
Before enrolling your child in the school, I would take a tour of the school and talk with other parents that have children going to the school. The reviews of other parents should cause you to learn more before you decide on the school.
Imagine School at Sierra Vista
1000 Wilcox Dr.
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635