ACHIEVEMENTS

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Reid Traditional Schools has a proven record of academic and extracurricular achievement. We are proud of the recent accomplishments achieved by both our schools, Painted Rock Academy and Valley Academy. Here are just some of our achievements and awards we have received:


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2014 National Blue Ribbon School Award, Valley Academy

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced on September 30, 2014 that Reid Traditional Schools’ Valley Academy has been named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School. Only four Arizona schools received the award this year, and Reid Traditional Schools’ Valley Academy was the only charter school to do so. The award recognizes Reid Traditional Schools’ Valley Academy as an exemplary high performing school. View the  2014 National Blue Ribbon School Profile.

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Rated “A” by the Arizona Department of Education, Painted Rock Academy

Since its inception, Reid Traditional Schools’ Painted Rock Academy has never received anything less than an “A” Rating from the Arizona Department of Education.

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Rated “A” by the Arizona Department of Education, Valley Academy

Throughout its 20-year history, Reid Traditional Schools’ Valley Academy has always received the highest possible rating from the Arizona Department of Education.  In recent years, that has been an “A” rating and prior to that, it was an “Excelling” rating.

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Valley Academy Accredited by Spalding Education International

Reid Traditional Schools’ Valley Academy is proud to be accredited by Spalding Education International. This voluntary process signifies that the school has formally adopted The Spalding Method as its basic language arts program and is committed to increasing student achievement through ongoing Spalding Staff Development. In order to qualify for Spalding accreditation, the school must have a Spalding Certified Teacher at each grade level and at least one Spalding Certified Teacher Instructor to provide on-site Spalding training for teachers. SEI Accreditation has been proven to increase student achievement and provides evidence that the school staff has met rigorous external standards for The Spalding Method of language arts instruction.

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2013 Top 2% of Arizona schools in Student Academic Growth, Painted Rock Academy

Reid Traditional Schools’ Painted Rock Academy was ranked in the top 2% of Arizona schools in Student Academic Growth. This category goes beyond looking at the students’ end-of-year scores and measures how far they progressed from their scores at the beginning of the school year.

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“Excelling School” Year After Year, Valley Academy

Reid Traditional Schools’ Valley Academy has always received the highest label given by the Arizona Department of Education every year.  In recent years, that has been an “A” rating, and prior to that, it was an “Excelling” rating.

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2011 Charter School of the Year, Valley Academy

Reid Traditional Schools’ Valley Academy was awarded the 2011 Charter School of the Year by the Arizona Charter Schools Association.

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2011 Southwestern Regional School Design Competition Winner

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2010 Arizona Charter Schools Association Business Leader of the Year, CEO Heidi Mitchell

The Arizona Charter Schools Association has honored Ms. Heidi Mitchell, CEO of Reid Traditional Schools, as Business Leader of the Year for 2010.

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2008 Charter School Teacher of the Year, Mr. Bill Hayo, 7/8 Grade Math, Valley Academy

The Arizona Charter Schools Association has honored Mr. Bill Hayo, 7th and 8th Grade Math Teacher at Reid Traditional Schools, Valley Academy as Teacher of the Year for 2008.

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Achievements In Sports

  • Reid Traditional Schools’ Valley Academy athletics hold a strong tradition as part of the IYAC charter school league.  In recent years we have been crowned champion in volleyball, football, girls’ basketball, and softball.
  • Reid Traditional Schools’ Valley Academy is currently seven-time defending IYAC Volleyball Champion and seven-time defending Western Conference Softball Champions.

Achievements in Art

  • Reid Traditional Schools’ Valley Academy students won numerous ribbons at the Fall, 2013, Arizona State Fair Statewide student art competition, including 2 Purple Rosette Ribbons for Exceptional Merit – Best of Show, 4 First Place Ribbons, 3 Second Place Ribbons, 4 Third Place Ribbons, and several Honorable Mention Ribbons.
  • Reid Traditional Schools’ Valley Academy students received 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons in the competitive 2012 and 2013 Arizona State National Junior Duck Stamp Contest.
  • Reid Traditional Schools’ Valley Academy also is proud to be the home of a chapter of the National Junior Art Honor Society.

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