How the NEA’s New Charter School Policy Affects Us

Early in July, the National Education Association released a new policy statement that specifically targeted charter schools. For the AmeriSchools Academy family and other fans of the charter school structure, this new policy has the potential to bring significant repercussions. Here’s what you need to know.

Qualifications of Charter School Teachers

As you are considering the best educational option for your children, the quality of the education is at the top of your priority list. Quality education requires quality teachers. In most public schools, teacher credential requirements are clearly stated in Arizona state law, but this is not the case with charter schools. If you are considering a charter school like AmeriSchools Academy for your children, here’s what you need to know about teacher credentials and requirements.

School is Almost Here… What Should I Be Thinking About?

Back-to-school time can be very exciting for parents, and for children who enjoy learning. Unfortunately, there are a number of children who dread going back to school. The right school can change your child’s attitude and help him or her reach their full potential. Here at AmeriSchools, we want to help make your child’s back-to-school experience the best it can be.

5 Summer Reads for Your Kids

One of the best ways to keep children learning over the summer is to get them reading. It is still summer after all, you want to make sure that you get a book that keeps your child engaged. A good way to do this is to let them roam the bookstore and choose a book based on what they find interesting. We also recommend the books be at the child’s reading level. There’s nothing wrong with challenging a child a little bit, but if you make things too difficult they will avoid reading altogether.

Charter Schools vs Public: Academics and Beyond

Arizona has embraced charter schools in a way that few other states have. The state’s charter law, passed in 1994, allows local districts, the State Board of Education and the State Board for Charter Schools to create an unlimited amount of charter schools. As of this year, Arizona has 547 charter schools, giving parents more choices when it comes to their child’s education.

5 Ways to Know Your Child Will Succeed in a Charter School

Arizona has led the way in charter school development since 1994. Parents seeking alternatives to traditional public education and pricey private schools were attracted to the comprehensive development programs and autonomy of newly created charters. Charter schools like AmeriSchools Academy have the freedom to innovate solutions quickly, but with increased accountability for student performance.

5 Essentials for Transitioning to a Charter School

Charter schools are publicly funded schools founded by a community, teacher or parent group. They are held to the same academic standards as other state schools, but have more freedom when it comes to hiring and learning models. Charter schools such as AmeriSchools Academy have free tuition. If your child is transitioning to a charter school from public or private school, here are five important things to know.

Is Preschool Necessary? When Pre-K is the Best Answer

The importance of preschool education has been the subject of hot debate over the past several years. One 2015 study in Tennessee found only short-term knowledge gains, while competing research in Boston showed a whopping 27% improvement in the test scores of third-graders who’d attended pre-K programs versus their non-preschool counterparts. The difference between Boston

What Should Parents Know About Test Scores?

Preparing your child for spring testing season can be stressful, and it’s all too easy to pass on your own anxieties around to your child. At AmeriSchools Academy, we are happy to help parents put test scores in perspective so they and their children can be put at ease about the process. Our goal is to create lifelong learners who love education and can transfer their skills and knowledge to the community.

Four Characteristics of a Top Charter School

Choosing whether to send your child to a private school, traditional public school, or charter school is a major decision—especially when parents don’t know what to look for in a top charter school. At AmeriSchools Academy, we are proud to offer excellent education for all enrolled students at our four charter campuses across Arizona.

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