ARIZONA CONSERVATORY FOR ARTS AND ACADEMICS

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2820 W KELTON LN
PHOENIX, AZ 85053
Phone: 602-266-4278
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 8
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 12th Grade
  • District: Choice Education And Development Corporation Dba Arizona Con
  • Students/Teacher:
  • Students/Grade: 17.2
  • Number Students: 223
  • Number Teachers: 55
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 2635
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Christopher Lalley
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (56 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (50 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-01
    "The elementary school's principal's response to an incorrect schedule spoke volumes. From the lack of introduction or welcome, to lack of engaging, talking to, or looking at our child, to his condescending, unapologetic attitude, it was all negative. Note that the optional ballet class is open 1st to current students & once spots are filled up, too bad, if you're new. This is not mentioned at any time, anywhere I said to him. He didn't respond or apologize. He puts us on a wait list for ballet. Gee, thanks - you couldn't just squeeze us in somewhere? Our child's schedule only had ONE arts class. We had to lose PE to gain a 2nd arts class. The $50 arts fee isn't for your child's supplies, it's to "support the arts program". It's a forced donation. After the dismissive treatment we got, we took our $50 check back. A few hours later I got a message asking why we took it back, was it because we didn't get ballet class? But, guess what? A few spots had suddenly opened up. Bad people skills & too much concern with money do not a good school make. Classic bait & switch. Great on paper, not in reality. We felt duped. Before/after care is overpriced & inflexible, also."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-07-15
    "its ok they only except the best so its good the arts and edu. are fitted for the student exactly"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-06-14
    "This school uses their "S.T.A.R.S." program (writing in planner) to encourage accountability in students; however, the teachers did not stay organized nor did they communicate effectively. Teachers give a zero plus a reflection if a student accidentally skips a math problem. Parents, ACAA is a VERY negative environment and many of the students left mid-year due to the absurdity of their system. Additionally, there's a lot of busy-work and online teaching. If I thought my children, despite their good grades were actually learning from this, then I would not complain."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-16
    "I appreciate the passion and support the art departments convey to the students. When it comes to the academic departments, the teachers are no better or worse than other schools, sadly. My youngest son excels in the environment, whereas my older son seems to encounter the same issues as one encounters at other schools."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-13
    "If jumping through hoops is your thing, or if your kid needs lots of discipline, you'll be thrilled! ACAA participates in the draconian S.T.A.R.S. program, and issues kids a "no" for forgetting a pencil, having an improper marker (not an Expo) in their backpack, as well as for more serious infractions. If a students earns a no, they answer five questions with a paragraph each (and a paragraph doesn't count unless it has five complete sentences), then write an essay using prompt questions about why they didn't have an Expo marker (or whatever). ACAA holds binder checks to see what it is students have forgotten so they can issue nos where appropriate. If a student receives two nos in one week, they must attend "tutoring" on Friday, which consists of teachers passing out worksheets and students completing them. They offer busing, but of course NOT on Fridays, so if you have a job, you have to change your work schedule to get your child to school and back. Only 1 art show this year, you have to pay for each ticket to get in, and you can't call the school with a credit card, you must call box office. They expect a lot from students and parents, and don't give much back."
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