Peak School opened as a charter school in 2002 for students in kindergarten through 8th grades. The school offers personalized education methods in a nurturing and supportive environment where student excel. The school utilizes a Four S’s system, which offers “solid, sequenced, specific, and shared knowledge” which is founded in the early grades so it provides students to become life long learners. Along with core subjects, the school offers band, wilderness club, chess club, and girl scouts. Other activities offered include juried Art Show, Science Fair, Geography Bee, Spelling Bee, Winter performances, Cinco De Mayo Parade, Spring performances, and student newspaper.
The opinion of the parents and teachers differ quite a bit. One teacher expresses that there is no leadership in the school and that teachers are pushed to the limit. The school is home in an old elevator repair building and an adjacent old restaurant with only the alley and parking lots available for students to use as playgrounds. Parents on the other hand, offer positive comments regarding the education their children are receiving but are not too pleased with staff. Teachers are wonderful; however, office staff and administration are rude and disorganized to say the least.
In order to make a decision whether to enroll your child in Peak School we can look at the percentage of students that passed the AIMS series of exams. The exams measure if students are mastering core subjects. The percentage of 3rd graders that passed the reading, writing, and math exams were below state average. Fourth graders were above average in reading, writing, and math but below average in science. Fifth graders were below average in reading, writing, and math. Sixth graders were average in reading and below average in writing and math. Seventh and eighth graders were below average in all core subjects.
Even though parents and students seem to like the school, with the low percentages of students passing the exams, it would be best if you check out other schools in the area to learn if they are performing better.
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2016 N. 1st St., Ste. A & B
Flagstaff, AZ 85006