Painted Rock Academy!
To offer back-to-basics, traditional education by providing a challenging, sequential, teacher-directed, standards-based, textbook-driven curriculum supported by
individual accountability and
high academic and behavioral standards.
Providing a Traditional Foundation for the Future
2014-2015 Pre-Enrollment Applications Available Now
Painted Rock Academy is now accepting applications for the school year that begins August 11, 2014. We would like to work with your family to help your child receive all the benefits a traditional education has to offer. For more information, call Reid Traditional Schools at (623)478-2344 or Painted Rock Academy at (623)466-8855.
Track & Field Debuts at Painted Rock Academy
Painted Rock Academy had a fantastic first season with its Track & Field team. Seventeen students participated in events including the 1600 meter (one mile) run, 100 meter dash, 4 by 100 meter relay, and long jump. The first Track & Field season consisted of three meets against other local schools and the end-of-season Invitational. The students learned a lot about teamwork, running (especially correct form), and above all, never giving up. They trained by running on their own in addition to practices after school. Painted Rock Academy placed fourth at the Invitational, with one of our students winning the long jump with a result of 14 feet, 2 inches! We are excited for another season next year. Coach Christian is extremely grateful for all of the help provided by Mrs. Kinney and Mrs. Schnee, and we are all so proud of the effort that everyone put into the team. GO HAWKS!
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ADE: “A” for both Painted Rock and Valley Academies
Reid Traditional Schools is proud to announce that Painted Rock Academy earned the letter grade “A” from the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) in its first year of operation. One of the factors considered in calculating the grades is the amount of academic growth each individual student achieves over the course of the year. Painted Rock Academy scored among the top 2% of schools for student academic growth.
According to the ADE, of 1,732 Arizona schools, only 27 per cent received an “A” grade this year. Schools are evaluated both on how many students are passing AIMS each year and how much the students academically grow each year. Other factors such as a school’s English language learner reclassification rate are taken into consideration, when applicable. “A” schools demonstrate an excellent level of performance.
Leading the way for Reid Traditional Schools, once again Valley Academy has been granted the highest rating possible from the Arizona Department of Education, the letter grade “A.” Reviewing the last decade of ADE evaluations, Valley Academy has consistently scored in the highest category, “excelling,” for many years and now under the current program, letter grade “A.”
Reid Traditional Schools congratulates the administration, faculty, staff, students, and families at both schools for the excellent teamwork demonstrated by the “A” grades they achieved.
PRA Families Enjoy Successful Spring Fling Event
Congratulations and thanks are due to the Painted Rock Organization of Parents (PROP) for putting on a great Spring Fling! The first annual spring fundraising event succeeded in raising money for the school and in providing a fun-filled day for school and neighborhood families. The Western theme included the opportunity to have someone “put in jail,” with bail paid for their release. Mrs. Szostak, PRA Principal, was a favorite “prisoner.” A dunk tank, bouncy house, and kettle corn popped on site all added to the fun. Great job, PROP!