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. We offer enrollment to students in Kindergarten through 8th grade, and we offer a private preschool for four-year-old children.

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.

Important Notes:
OFFICE HOURS: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday-Friday
EARLY RELEASE: Friday, September 16th, 12:15 PM.

Painted Rock Academy Named Charter School of the Year

The Arizona Charter Schools Association 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.” Read the full press release here. Congratulations to the PRA faculty, staff, students, and parents whose teamwork and dedication earned the school this well-deserved honor.


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  • Academic, Financial, and Operational Dashboards
  • Board Meeting Notices and Agendas
  • Financial Information including AFR’s
  • Public Meeting Notice Statement
  • Public Records Request Contact Information
  • Safe Return to In-Person Instruction Plan
  • Statutory Handbook of Parental Rights
  • Teacher Salary Information
  • Other Public Postings

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6th Grade Visited by Air Force Veteran

Retired Air Force veteran Don Irwin made a virtual visit to PRA 6th graders to speak about the history of the Armed Forces. They discussed the branches of the military and the technical innovations and personal contributions throughout history that led to today’s U.S. Air Force. It was a timely presentation, occurring in the week […]

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Then & Now: School and Parents Work Together

For Reid Traditional, it’s always been about the parents and teachers working together. Since 1995, when parents and teachers started our flagship school, Valley Academy, we’ve stayed true to this partnership. And in this unique year, Reid Traditional’s parents have really stepped up. Thank you. School/home teamwork has never been stronger, or more vital. Together, […]

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