Reid Traditional Schools Enrollment

Enrollment Information

Since the day we opened our doors in 1995, our K-8 program at Reid Traditional Schools’ Valley Academy has been so popular that we have operated at near capacity each year. However, some spaces usually open up in each grade level. With the opening of Reid Traditional Schools’ Painted Rock Academy in August 2012, we are now better able to satisfy the demand for high quality, traditional education.

You may request additional information by contacting Painted Rock Academy or Valley Academy directly. At the school websites, you can complete a Pre-Enrollment Application to add your child’s name to the waiting list.

Filling out a Waiting List Form will in no way obligate your
child to attend one of the Reid Traditional Schools.
All information will remain confidential and
will not be shared.

It is important that parents and students understand Reid Traditional Schools’ program before enrollment. You will be contacted to schedule a parent orientation. Students are assessed prior to enrollment to assist parents in ensuring proper academic placement. Parents may make an appointment to tour the campuses by calling the school office.

Make sure a spot on the waiting list is reserved for each
child in the family! Fill out separate forms for each child.

You are welcome to complete a Waiting List Form
for each school.

Click the buttons below to go directly to the Enrollment page for either Painted Rock Academy or Valley Academy to fill out the Waiting List Form:


Reid Traditional Schools Admissions Policy - Click to View

Reid Traditional Schools are open enrollment public charter schools that do not charge tuition. If space is available in a grade level, students are enrolled in the school. In accordance with Arizona law, we reserve the right to refuse to admit any pupil who is under the age of five years on August 31st of the enrollment year, or who has been expelled from, is in the process of being expelled from, or is under long term suspension from another educational institution. Providing false information during the enrollment process may result in denial of admission or administrative withdrawal from the school.

Reid Traditional Schools ensures that all children with disabilities have the right to a free appropriate public education. In accordance with Special Education regulations, we screen newly enrolled students within 45 days of enrollment and strictly adhere to other related regulations.

Reid Traditional Schools does not discriminate in employment and/or enrollment practices. We do not limit admission based on ethnicity, national origin, gender, income level, disabling condition, proficiency in the English language, or athletic ability.

Kindergarten Screening

At the time an offer of enrollment is made, all kindergarteners are scheduled for a screening appointment.  The screening covers general knowledge and skills that are needed for the best kindergarten experience possible. Participating in the screening also guides you in what activities to review with your child before the school year begins.  Details about the screening are available below. We do not make exceptions or perform testing to admit students to kindergarten who will not be five years old on August 31st.


Age Requirements for Preschool and Kindergarten Students

Kindergarten students must be five years old on or before August 31st of the school  year for which you are applying.  For the preschool program, students must be four years old on or before August 31st of the school year for which you are applying.

Thank you for your interest in Reid Traditional Schools!


Reid Traditional Schools is an equal access/equal opportunity organization. If you have trouble accessing this website because of a disability, please contact the Disability Coordinator at or 623-478-2344, ext. 115.