Arizona Arts Academy is a predominately K-8 private school with two locations in south-eastern Arizona. Together we offer grades 9-12 in-person by combining our empowerment curriculum with their incredible arts program!
In-person locations will be accepting enrollments for August 2023. Students interested in starting in January will have to work online for one semester, or get on the waitlist for August.
AAA Gila Valley is located in Pima, AZ - 10 minutes away from our partner college EAC, allowing college-track students to have an easy transition to in-person college classes (if they choose) during their Junior and Senior years, while still having the option to pursue arts-based electives and have an in-person, social experience with students their age.
AAA Sierra Vista is located south of town on the edge of Hereford and Palominas. Set at the foot of the Huachuca Mountains, the campus is part of an operating summer camp, and encourages enjoying nature and the outdoors.
AAA and EAAZ have combined efforts to create some fantastic opportunities for students to meet in person while still enjoying many of the benefits of both schools! Whether you would like to focus on the Arts with the AAA elective curriculum, or just have a place to study and socialize while enrolled with EAAZ, we have a solution for you. Call or message us today for more information!
For the sake of organization and reference, the standard, fully-online Empowerment Academy Program is listed as Option One.
Students are enrolled at AAA, and all AAA elective options are included. They choose a core online curriculum through EAAZ. Only high school students can choose college classes. Options include:
These are the different types of mentors included in the option explanations. View "Mentor Type Descriptions" below the three option descriptions.
Available (not required) for Full College Students (3 classes/semester) in options 1&2. (See Our Programs for a description of the "Full College Track")
Highly recommended for Seniors only, the LSA coach is a PhD personal mentor from LSA, calls students for an hour every other week. Helps students set goals, make plans, succeed in school, think about career choices, work on resumes/applications, etc. Works with parents occasionally to give best way to help students. Using this option doesn't allow student to take any non-college electives. This is ok because students will be able to take electives through the college.
Students using an LSA coach will also have an EAAZ Follow-up tech (see below) that reports issues to the LSA coach instead of the AAA mentor.
Required (the amount of contact can go down if students are doing well on their own and don't want as much contact) for Full College Students in option 1 that don't choose the LSA Coach, and to partial college students (1-2 classes/semester) in option 1. (See Our Programs for a description of the "Full College Track" and "Earn College Credit Track")
Mentor checks on student's college classes and makes sure that no assignments are missing and that students are getting the grades they set goals for. Follows up with students and makes sure that know what they need to do to succeed.
The Williamsburg mentor is the teacher given to all students taking Williamsburg classes, full time or part time, in options 1, 2, & 3. Will follow-up about assignments and grades, and is available for tutoring or other appointments during office hours.
Free and unlimited for all students taking at least one EAC class in options 1, 2, & 3. Can be done online by drop-in or appointment, and in-person at the EAC library. If a student is taking both EAC and Williamsburg classes (available in options 1&2) they can use the online services for any subject, including their Williamsburg subjects, they just need an EAC class to access it.
Option 2 version of EAAZ Mentor. Checks for missing assignments and grades in college classes, but has no contact with the student. Instead, reports issues to AAA Mentor (see below), who works with the student to fix the issues.
Part of options 2 and 3. Supervising adult on AAA campus. Helps students in-person to access their online classes, use the tutoring platforms, etc. Also helps and tutors in-person when needed. Gets reports from EAAZ follow-up tech about student issues they find. AAA mentors are in charge of making sure these students aren't missing any assignments or falling behind based on the report.
Empowerment Academy believes in providing families with a positive, student-centered education that encourages a balance of academic excellence with physical, social, and emotional well-being.
We invite every student to join us today and become empowered!
Under the Universal ESA Act, every student in the state of Arizona is eligible for an Empowerment scholarship, which may be used to cover the complete cost of tuition at Empowerment Academy!
Please contact us for scholarship information.