smiling traditional school student displays model of dwellings

Our well-rounded traditional curriculum offers Music, Art, Spanish, Technology, and P.E., as well as incorporating creativity into core subject areas.

Welcome to
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

Enroll Now for the 2013-2014 School Year


Painted Rock Academy is now accepting applications for the school year that begins August 12, 2013.   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.

Students: Visit the “For Our Families” Page for School Information


Parents: Visit the “PROP” Page – Be an Involved Volunteer

Learn About our School

Painted Rock Academy is a tuition-free public charter school in the Reid Traditional family of schools. We offer a superior education to students in kindergarten through 8th grade. Click here to learn more about our program.

Learn About Reid Traditional Schools

Reid Traditional Schools offers a back-to-basics, traditional education to Arizona elementary students. The first school in the Reid family of schools is Valley Academy, an award-winning school that has consistently earned top ratings from the Arizona Department of Education. We are pleased to be able to expand this exceptional educational opportunity to students at Painted Rock Academy. Click here to learn more about Reid Traditional Schools.

$690,000 Grant Awarded to Painted Rock Academy

Reid Traditional Schools’ Painted Rock Academy has been awarded a grant in the amount of $230,000 per year for three years, for a total of $690,000 in funding. The Arizona Charter Schools Program (AZ CSP) recommended Reid Traditional Schools’ Painted Rock Academy to the Arizona State Board of Education for AZ CSP funding at its March 26, 2012 meeting, and that recommendation for a grant has been approved.

The AZ CSP is a competitive start-up grant that supports visionary leaders who will form charter schools that will improve students’ ability to achieve high academic standards. The grant is available only to new charter schools during their planning and implementation phases. Painted Rock Academy will use the AZ CSP grant in the first year to purchase textbooks, train faculty, and implement community outreach. Grant proceeds in years two and three will be used for additional equipment, supplies, and training. Congratulations are due to Painted Rock Academy!

RTS’ Valley Academy Again Rated “A” by the Arizona Department of Education

Reid Traditional Schools is proud to announce that once again, Painted Rock Academy’s sister school Valley Academy has been granted the highest rating possible from the Arizona Department of Education (ADE), the letter grade “A.” Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal announced the release of Arizona’s A-F letter grades on August 2nd. Reviewing the last decade of ADE evaluations, Valley Academy has consistently scored in the highest category, “excelling,” for many years and now under the ADE’s newer program, letter grade “A.”

According to the ADE, of 1,733 Arizona schools, only 23 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.

Students and Staff Appreciate Beautiful Facilities

The new Painted Rock Academy building and playgrounds are populated with hundreds of students in kindergarten through eighth grade and the staff, faculty, and administration who serve them.  We’re making great use of this beautiful facility.  Come join the excitement!  Enrollment continues throughout the academic year.

students work at classroom desks in traditional charter school playground in use at traditional charter school Chef and Assistant serve healthy school lunch recess time in the field at charter traditional school

For more pictures and details, see the Painted Rock Academy Facilities page.

Painted Rock Academy offers equal opportunity in employment and enrollment
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