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Welcome!

Welcome to Reid Traditional Schools’ Painted Rock Academy, an ‘A’ Rated school ranked at the highest level by the Arizona Department of Education. We offer students an accelerated back-to-basics and traditional education that provides them with a traditional foundation for the future.  Painted Rock Academy is a tuition-free public charter school within the Reid Traditional Schools family. Our schools have been consistently ranked among the best schools in Arizona.

Our Mission:
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.

CALENDAR NOTES: NO SCHOOL-Nov. 22-24, Thanksgiving Break


Painted Rock Academy Named Charter School of the Year

The Arizona Charter Schools Association has named Painted Rock Academy the 2017 Charter School of the Year, stating the school has “established itself as a model of consistency” in its academics, continuing to earn “A” ratings every year the labels have been given. The Association stated “a stable, committed group of teachers and strong parental involvement are the hallmarks of Painted Rock’s success.”
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Read the full press release here. Congratulations to Principal Joshua Bauer and Assistant Principal Robin Harper, along with the PRA faculty, staff, students, and parents whose teamwork and dedication earned the school this well-deserved honor.


Public Meeting Notices:
To view our Public Meeting Notice statement, Meeting Notices, and Agendas, click here.

News & Announcements
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“A” Rating Awarded to Painted Rock Academy – Again!

The report card on Painted Rock Academy is in, and we earned A rating – again! The Arizona Department of Education letter grades for the 2013-14 school year have been announced, and, as always, Reid Traditional Schools’ Painted Rock Academy and Reid Traditional Schools’ Valley Academy both received an “A” letter grade. In our organization’s […]

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PROP Installs New Shade Awnings

New shade structures have made working after-school pickup and cheering for the Painted Rock Hawks much more pleasant this fall.  Thanks to our generous Painted Rock Academy families, the Painted Rock Academy Organization of Parents was able to install awnings over the north pickup waiting area and over the sports court bleachers.  Thank you, PROP […]

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PRA’s First Read-In a Success

Painted Rock Academy hosted its first Read-In on April 18th. Volunteers from a wide range of occupations read students passages from books and spoke about the importance of reading in their careers.  The Painted Rock Organization of Parents (PROP) then donated copies of the books read to classroom libraries. The event reinforces our students’ love […]

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