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Welcome!

For over two decades, the Reid family and friends have dedicated their lives to providing a superior public education to elementary students. In 1995, concerned about the public school system, they worked to create a challenging, respectful learning environment for their own children. Since then, thousands of children have benefited from the hard work and focused vision of these parents. We invite your family to participate in the vision with your students at Valley Academy or Painted Rock Academy.

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.


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. Apply for enrollment at Painted Rock Academy here.


Public Meeting Notices:

For information regarding Reid Traditional Schools’ Public Meeting Notices, click here.


News & Announcements
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Reid Traditional Schools’ Valley Academy Earns an “A” from the Arizona Department of Education!

Just like school children have been doing for a hundred years or more, schools now must take a letter-grade report card home and explain it. In Arizona, schools now are being graded with an A through F letter system. Governor Jan Brewer signed SB 1286 into law in 2010. The new A-F letter grade accountability […]

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