Lifelong Learning Academy is a charter school that opened in 2002 serving students in kindergarten through 6th grades. The school on average has 60 students enrolled each year. The school uses computer-assisted instruction like Mavis Beacon Typing, EDUSS, and Knowledge Box. The curriculum model used is accelerated credit learning and honors track with special focus on math.
Along with core subjects the school also offers extra curricular activities, sports, and student clubs such as chorus, drawing, band, orchestra, computer arts, drama, film production, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, bicycling, golf, gymnastics, football, martial arts, physical education classes, softball, soccer, swimming, tennis, rock climbing, track, ultimate Frisbee, yoga, volleyball, newspaper, multimedia, debate, science & technology, yearbook, and student council.
The reviews on the school are quite extreme with some stating the school is the worst while others say it is an excellent school. A few mentioned the school had a high turn over of teachers and no set curriculum. Other parents stated the curriculum was designed for each student and that their children are doing great. To determine if the school is actually providing the best education, it is always a good idea to look at the AIMS series of tests.
The percentage of third graders that passed the reading, writing, and math exams was 100%. Fourth graders were above state average in reading, science, writing, and math. Fifth graders were above state average in reading and math but below average in writing.
I would talk with parents that have children attending the school and ask questions regarding the curriculum before enrolling my child.
Lifelong Learning Academy
3295 W. Orange Grove Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85741