Teleos Preparatory Academy is a charter school offering a liberal education in which students choose the subjects they wish to study. There is no set curriculum and students learn what it means to live a free society that instills the values of free speech, freedom, and free elections. The school opened in 2009 for students in grades 1st through 8th.
The school utilizes the Great Books curriculum with the baseline of the curriculum being the Six Great Ideas of Dr. Mortimer Adler, which are truth, beauty, goodness, liberty, justice, and equality. The course of study returns students to these ideas. There is no set core curriculum but students have the opportunity to explore a variety of subjects.
The main model of teaching is the Socratic model in which an assignment is started with the teachers providing the material, however, the way in which the lesson goes depends on the questions asked and the answers given that bring about other questions. Along with the teachings, students can participate in football, volleyball, baseball, and basketball.
Parents have not expressed any opinion of the school at this time, except they are glad that they have an alternative where their children can explore possibilities besides being part of a group that follows the leader.
The school has not posted any test scores regarding the AIMS or Stanford exams. Since the school is very different from traditional schools, it would be best if you investigate more about the curriculum and the way in which students are being taught before enrolling your child. You should also ask how the students are doing when compared to schools. Since AIMS exams are required by the state it would be a good idea to learn if the students are receiving the educational tools they need to pass the exams. It students do not pass the exams in high school they cannot receive their high school diploma.
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Teleos Preparatory Academy
1401 E. Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ 85034