"Monday, January 23rd, The Scholars’ Academy went before The Arizona State Board for Charters seeking early renewal of its charter contract. The original charter was for a term of 15 years, the renewal would be for twenty years. That renewal request was denied. The reason for denial was due to a trend of declining test scores over the past few years.
The renewal request is now in the appeal process. The Scholars’ Academy still has a year left on the original contract and will continue to operate and provide a quality educational choice to the children of this community.
As part of the appeal process, the school is required to submit a performance management plan that will highlight the areas in which action will be taken to improve the academic performance of students on the 10th grade AIMS test. The faculty and staff have worked diligently to try and reverse the trend of declining test scores. During this same time frame, the graduation rate has increased and the school continues to produce outstanding graduates.