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ENROLLMENT

Open Enrollment begins on February 1, 2021 and will close on February 12, 2021. Enrollment documents must be brought to the Freedom Academy office to finalize student enrollment. There will be a Lottery if needed on February 26, 2021.  The week of February 22th, 2021 families will be contacted to advise of enrollment status via mail.

Freedom Academy is an open enrollment school of choice. Any student eligible to attend an Arizona public school may enroll. Students will be enrolled during our open enrollment period, culminating with a lottery for grades in which not all enrolled students can be accommodated. After the open enrollment lottery, students will be enrolled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Every attempt will be made to accommodate students seeking admission. However, due to the capacity of the schools physical plant, the school is limited in its student enrollment. When that limit is reached, a waiting list is established based on the students’ enrollment date and time.

 

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Enrollment Policy

Freedom Academy’s Board adopted policy is in alignment with the state recommendation that a child must reach the age of five (5) prior to September 1st to be eligible for kindergarten and must be age six (6) by September 1st to be eligible for the first grade. We make no exceptions to this policy.

Early advancement of high achieving students is not advised in most cases. Instead, the goal of Freedom Academy will be to individually enrich the program of a high functioning student instead of advancing them to a higher grade.

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Take a Tour

Parent group tours are provided throughout the year for prospective parents/guardians  to have the opportunity to meet the administration, visit several classrooms, learn about policies and procedures and tour the campus. Tours last about an hour and a half.  To reserve your spot, please click the button below.  If your preferred date is not available, please contact the front office.

All visitors must enter through the Main Office.  Please note that all tours are for adults only.  No infants or children will be allowed in order to eliminate distractions while touring through classrooms.

Schedule a Tour
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How to Enroll

Download the 2020-2021 Student Enrollment Packet OR 2021-2022 Student Enrollment Packet and complete all the forms contained in it. Bring the completed packet to the school with the following documentation:

  • Enrollment Form
  • Current and up-to-date Immunization Records
  • Arizona Residency Documentation Form and Proof of Residency document
  • One of the Following: 
    • A certified copy of the pupil's birth certificate
    • Other reliable proof of the pupil's identify and age, including the pupil's baptismal certificate, an application for a social security number or original school registration records and an affidavit explaining the inability to provide a copy of the birth certificate.
    • A letter from the authorized representative of an agency having custody of the pupil pursuant to Title 8, Chapter 2 certifying that the pupil has been placed in custody of the agency as prescribed by law.

 

UPDATED SCHOOL CALENDAR 2020-2021

Online Resources

Some of the key resources we offer online for parents at our school include:

  • EASY PAY

    Make easy monthly auto payments towards fees, purchase uniforms, make one-time or monthly donations or make your tax credit donation here; all from the comfort of your home. Fast, convenient, easy. To donate or pay a fee, click the button below.

    EASY PAY

  • PARENT WEBSITE

    Our parent website not only shows you your child's grades, but will also allow you to review attendance and communicate with their teachers. To visit the site, click the buttons below.

    PARENTVUE

  • ABSENCES

    To report your child absent, please click the button below. Absences must be report by 9:00 a.m. on the day of the absence to be considered EXCUSED for illness, family emergency or death in family. Personal days need to be called in but are still considered UNEXCUSED.

    Report An Absence Online

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To add an individual event to your personal calendar (iPhone, Outlook, etc.):

  1. Click on the name of the event.
  2. The page will refresh, so scroll back down to the calendar.
  3. Click on the blue Download ICS button.
  4. To return to the main calendar, click the Return link to the right of the name of the event.

  To add the entire calendar to Google Calendar:

  1. In Google Calendar, click on the Plus sign next to where it says Add a friend's calendar.
  2. Choose the option From URL and paste the URL of the RSS link of Freedom's calendar (the site that pops up when you click the orange RSS button) or use the following: https://www.freedom-academy.com/DesktopModules/DNNGo_xEvent/Resource_Service.aspx?ModuleId=870&Token=RssFeeds&TabId=157&PortalId=0&language=en-US
  3. A brief message will pop-up at the bottom of the screen saying Calendar has been added, and URL box will blank out again. You can either click on the link for the calendar under Settings on the left hand side to adjust what notifications you see from Freedom's calendar, or click the back arrow at the top next to Settings to go back to the calendar view.

 

2020-2021 Calendar (PDF Format)

 

 

LATEST NEWS

 

School Office Hours

The Freedom Academy office will be open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. 

School Hours

K-4th 8:00 a.m. until 2:45 p.m.

5th - 8th 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Half Days

K-4th 8:00 a.m. until 11:45

5th - 8:00 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon 

2021 Annual Financial Report

Fiscal Year 2021

AVERAGE TEACHER SALARY (A.R.S. §15-189.05)    
     
1. Average salary of all teachers employed in budget year 2021 $       41,709
2. Average salary of all teachers employed in prior year 2020 $       39,486
3. Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year 2020 $        2,223
4. Percentage increase    5.6%
5. Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2018 $       33,772
6. Total percentage increase in average teacher salary since FY 2018    23.5%

 

Fiscal Year 2021 Hearing Notification

2021 Proposed Budget

2021 Adopted Budget

Arizona Department of Education Submitted Budget

 

Performance Dashboard

https://online.asbcs.az.gov/schools/view/1391/freedom-academy

 

The Charter Holder has notified all parents or legal guardians of students enrolled in Freedom Academy that the employee education and experience information is available for inspection, upon request.  A.R.S. 15-183(F)

COVID Update for Freedom Academy

Hello Freedom Families,

First off, I would like to thank everyone for keeping up with safety precautions for our on campus students. So far, you all have been doing great with keeping your sick kiddos at home and monitoring their health daily. This has proven to be the best way to keep ahead of this curve, and your diligence in this has really made a difference. 

Thank you for remembering to send your student(s) to school with a mask, as our office was getting bombarded with kids not bringing them and it was becoming a concern. This precaution helps keep kids and teachers as safe as possible so we can continue on campus learning support. So far we have had no positive COVID cases on campus which is encouraging to see.

Our policy on families who indicate that they have been exposed to someone with COVID is to keep your student home for 14 calendar days from time of exposure per CDC guidelines. The school will be in contact with the family to advise on any further actions regarding school work and when your student is okay to return. Every scenario we encounter is different, so we will consult the health professionals on the best course of action to take.

To update you on our procedures, every week we have a service provider come and check all sanitizing machines and refill as necessary. We recently switched our janitorial service company to ensure that we are keeping our campus clean and sanitized. This company uses an electrostatic fogger to sanitize all high touch areas once a week in addition to the nightly cleaning and sanitizing they provide. Teachers have been diligent with wiping and sanitizing surfaces throughout the day, so much so, that we have had to purchase more wipes as our stockpile from school years past has almost been used up! If you would like to donate any more to the school, please feel free to drop them by the front office.

We were hoping to begin allowing visitors on campus as we saw low numbers continue to hold during the first quarter, but as the recent weeks' case numbers increase, we feel it is best to continue to keep visitors off campus to eliminate any possibility of unnecessary contact. We miss having parent visitors on campus to participate in what we do here at Freedom, but we are hopeful that we can return to some sense of normalcy at some point during this school year.

As far as pickup goes in the afternoon, we thank everyone for using the pickup line and being patient with us as we load your kids. We will be trialing a few changes to help aid in both efficiency and safety. For those that choose to walk up, we ask that you please wear a mask and distance yourself from the kids coming out of the gates. For the first pickup, if parents could please remember to stand by the Front Office "Freedom Academy" sign, that would help us greatly with organization. For the second pickup, if parents could either wait closer to the street before the crosswalk or on the pad under the awning away from the exit gate, that would help us decrease any prolonged contact. The other option for second pickup is to come into the office and sign a walking waiver for your student so they can walk out and meet you off campus.

We are keeping up with school trends and monitoring what is best for our students, teachers, and families. The positive outcomes that have come from having students on campus has been reassuring to see. We have been able to identify different social/emotional concerns and address them to ensure that we are teaching and caring for the whole child. To see their smiling faces at recess and the relationships that they are building with peers and teachers has been a ray of sunshine in these uncertain times.

We will keep you updated on any further decisions that we need to make regarding policies or procedures.

Again, we thank you for being a part of the Freedom Family and for continuing to support your students, teachers, and staff. This has been a trying year so far with many bumps in the road, but if we continue to work together I am confident that Freedom will come out of this better equipped as a school to serve our community. Have a wonderful day!

Jen Cavalcant

Principal

 

Arizona Department of Education Links

Board Meetings

Notice of Public Meeting

Notice of Public Meeting of the Board of Directors of

Freedom Academy, Inc.

 

Pursuant to Arizona Revised Statues (“A.R.S.”) § 38-431.02, notice is hereby given to the members of the Board of Directors of Freedom Academy and to the general public that the board will hold a special meeting, open to the public as specified below. The Board of Directors reserves the right to change the order of items on the agenda, with the exception of public hearings set for a specified time. To ensure compliance with the Open Meeting Law, recipients of this message should not forward it to other Board members, and Board members should not reply to this message.

 

ALL AGENDA ITEMS OPEN FOR DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION, INCLUDING REPORTS AND ACTION ITEMS

 

                                               

When:                     Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 5 p.m. MST

                 Where:                    Freedom Academy School Board Room - VIA ZOOM

                         3916 E Paradise Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85032

  1. Opening
  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call – Determine Quorum
  3. Adoption of Agenda
  4. Approval of Meeting Minutes October 13, 2020
  5. PTO Update - Comments
  6. Call for Public Comments

 

 

  1. Monthly Reports
  1. School's Director's Report
    1. Enrollment/Re-enrollment
    2. Academic Update
    3. Student Programming
    4. Community Engagement and Current Focus
    5. Opening of School-COVID-19

 

  1. Financial Report - September and October 2020

a. Voucher and Financial approvals

 

 

3.      Other Items

  1. Business
    1. Facilities
      1. HVAC Maintenance

 

 

6.        Adjourn

  1. Adjourn

If you are in need of translation services or a person with a disability seeking reasonable accommodation in order to access the Board meeting, please contact Mr. Keven Barker at (623) 223-1335 at least 24 hours prior to meeting, whenever possible.

 

 

Board Meeting Dates 2020-2021

 

July 2, 2020 - Proposed Budget
July 14, 2020 - Adopted Budget
August 18, 2020
September 15, 2020
October 20, 2020
November 17, 2020
December 15, 2020
January 19, 2021
February 16, 2021
March 23, 2021
April 20, 2021
May 18, 2021
June 15, 2021

 

BOARD MEETING MINUTES:

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Email: info@freedomacademyaz.com

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3916 E. Paradise Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85032

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Phone: (602) 424-0771

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