What We Believe
We believe that all children, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or socio-economics, are capable of learning at high levels. We believe that demographics do not determine destiny. We believe high expectations, strong foundational skills, and excellent teaching will change lives.
We are committed to ensuring that our students gain the tools to be admitted to, and excel at top colleges and universities. We will achieve this goal by:
- Pushing students to higher expectations and achievement.
- Increasing our learning time.
- Providing a seamless path from Kindergarten to college entry.
- Recruiting and Training the best teachers.
Phoenix Collegiate Academy was conceived to address the severe academic underperformance and low college matriculation rates of the student populations of the South Mountain area. We envisioned a free, public school alternative where all students would be held to the highest academic and behavioral expectations and college would become a realistic goal.
The school received its first charter from the Arizona State Charter Board in January of 2009. We opened our doors to sixth grade students in July of 2009 driven by a clear mission: to prepare students to succeed in college and be leaders in our community. In 2012 we began serving High School students and opened a new High School building in 2013. In 2015, we began to serve grades K-12 and opened a new Elementary building in 2016.