Prescott Valley Charter School opened their doors to ensure that students had the opportunities to achieve their goals and obtain a high school diploma. The school prides itself on offering programs in Spanish for students so that all students have the opportunities that the area holds for high school graduates in the work force and for higher educational options. The school provides an education to all children including those that are may be homeless and works to instill moral character, acceptance of others, and responsibility for their own actions in a multi cultural society. The school offers educational opportunities for students in kindergarten through 12th grades.
Along with core subjects, the school offers other activities include archery, golf, softball, soccer, volleyball, basketball, and flag football. Other activities and electives offered include video editing, yearbook, journalism, service learning, art, award winning youth chamber, peer assisted leadership, cosmetology, and fundamental of Engineering.
Some students were very disappointed in the curriculum offered at Prescott Valley Charter School and stated that the courses were below grade level. These students complained when they left this school and attended a new school they had a difficult time catching up with the courses. Quite a few of graduates a few years ago stated that the courses were not challenging and they received straight A’s. The school at that time did not offer a science lab or advanced math, which may have changed at this time.
On the other hand, reviews that are more positive have been noted in the last couple of years with more focus on math, reading, and science than in previous years. Teachers are very supportive and work with students to ensure their success.
A look at the percentage of the students that passed the AIMS series of exams may give us a better understanding if students are being provided with the educational tools needed to succeed. Third graders were below average in all core subjects. Fourth graders were above in all subjects except for math with the percentage of students passing the exam was 10% less than the average. Fifth graders were also above average in core subject while below average in math. Sixth graders were above average in reading and below in the rest of core subjects. Seventh graders were below average in all core subjects. Eighth graders were above average in reading and science but below average in writing and math. Tenth graders were below average in courses.
The percentages of students passing the exam are not consistent at all, with some grades doing very well and then the next grade doing poorly. It would be in your best interest to learn more about the curriculum and if the courses are truly challenging in all grades.
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Prescott Valley Charter School
9500 Lorna Ln.
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314