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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 email.  

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.

 

So, what is a charter school lottery?

"Typically, a charter school will hold an enrollment period when parents can register their children. If there is enough room for every interested student, the school does not need to hold a lottery. Unlike district magnet schools, charter schools do not have any kind of admissions process, which means students do not need to worry about essays, interviews, or auditions.

If a lottery is necessary, the charter school will begin its random drawing process, either handling the applications manually, or using a computer program."

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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. To reserve your spot, please click the button below.  If your preferred date is not available, please contact the front office.  Tours are not required for enrollment at Freedom Academy.

All visitors must enter through the Main Office.  Schedule a Tour

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How to Enroll

Download the 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
  • 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.

 

 

 
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://freedomacademyaz.org/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.

To download the entire calendar in PDF format, click here: 2021-2022 School Calendar

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LATEST NEWS

Welcome Back to School

Hello Freedom Academy Families!

With having such a shortened summer due to our extended school year last year, this summer has been very busy but we are excited to begin. We hope you all have found some time to relax and regroup before we embark on another school year. 
This summer, we have hired a few new teachers to Freedom and we are confident that they will be great additions to our culture and family atmosphere. All are unique and bring so many different positive characteristics and talents that we are excited to see in action in the classroom. Please feel free to introduce yourself to them and welcome them to the Freedom family. 

We have had some families reach out to us asking what this 21-22 School Year will look like regarding COVID so let us take a minute to address some questions. 

This year, we will not be offering any online model for education. As a school, we feel that we best serve our students when they are in the classroom and engaged with their teachers and peers. As many saw last year, the social/emotional aspect that was removed from many students lives had a lasting impact that has had rippling effects on families. We have made the choice to put all of our resources and efforts into what has kept us a close knit community school, building relationships with students, parents, and families and joining together in educating your students. 

Our board approved mask policy remains the same as it was the end of last year. Masks will be optional for all students, teachers, and visitors. That being said, with the addition of parents and visitors being allowed on campus again, we will be requiring those that wish to enter any classroom to answer questions in the office regarding exposure to COVID. We ask that everyone play their part in taking responsibility for their health, and if you are sick or know that you were exposed to an individual with COVID, please refrain from coming on campus. Parents and visitors are welcome on campus for morning flag salute, but we ask that parents and visitors do not enter classrooms in the morning unless previously scheduled time was set up with the teacher.

We will discontinue student temperature checks in the morning as our use of them last year did not reveal a reliable way to screen for any symptoms. With outside temperatures being so warm in Arizona, many kids register as having a fever, yet when rechecked in the office, they are clearly within normal limits. The best way for us to monitor student health is for parents and guardians to continue to do a great job at keeping students home who are sick or showing any symptoms of sickness. Teachers also play a great role in this as they know their students’ normal activity and health levels and they can quickly recognize irregularities. 

For end of day pickup, we still will have no parents or visitors enter campus as it creates a safety risk with keeping track of kids and it ties up Beth and Andrea in the front office. If you walk up to pick up your student please wait for them at the designated waiting spot for either first pickup (k-4) or second pickup (5-8). Normal vehicle pickup line procedures will remain the same. 

Campus will be cleaned every night, as usual,  by our janitorial company and high touch surfaces will be wiped during the day. We still have automatic hand sanitizers in every classroom and in common areas that we encourage students and staff to utilize. Again, with the way our campus is designed, we have been blessed with having limited numbers of students using any one area. All classrooms except third and fourth grade, have bathrooms in the classroom, and teachers utilize the classroom patios to help spread students out. 

We know that we cannot satisfy all families needs or concerns but we are always open to constructive conversations and we welcome open dialogue to understand the backgrounds of the students we serve. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the front office, Ms. Cavalcant, or Mr. Waypa with any questions. We look forward to a great year and thank you for trusting us in partnering to educate your children. 

Best,

Mike Waypa

Freedom Academy

Assistant Principal

 

Jen Cavalcant

Principal

Freedom Academy Charter School

3916 E. Paradise Lane

Phoenix, AZ 85032

(602)424-0771

FY2022 Annual Financial Report

Fiscal Year 2022

AVERAGE TEACHER SALARY (A.R.S. §15-189.05)    
     
1. Average salary of all teachers employed in budget year 2022 $       42,642
2. Average salary of all teachers employed in prior year 2021 $       41,709
3. Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year 2021 $        933
4. Percentage increase    2.2%
5. Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2018 $       33,772
6. Total percentage increase in average teacher salary since FY 2018    26.3%

 

Fiscal Year 2022 Hearing Notification

Fiscal Year 2022 Proposed Budget

Fiscal Year 2022 Adopted Budget

Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Financial Report

Arizona Department of Education Submitted Budget

Performance Dashboard

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)

Board Meetings

Board 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:                     Wednesday, October 13, 2021 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 September 21, 2021; September 29, 2021
  5. Call for Public Comments

 

 

  1. Monthly Reports

 

  1. Financial Report - September 2021 Financials and Vouchers- Approval
  2. Financial Report - Annual Financial Report
  3. School's Director's Report

                                                a. Enrollment

                b. Academic Update

                c. Student Programming

                d. Community Engagement and Current Focus

                                               

3.      Other Items

 

 

 

       A.     Approval of Minutes from September 21, 2021 - Action Item

       B.     Approval of Minutes from September 29, 2021 - Action Item

 

 

4.      Executive Session

 

A.     NOTHING AT THIS TIME

 

5.        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 2021-2022

 

Board Meeting Dates
2021-2022

July 1, 2021 - Proposed Budget
July 12, 2021 - Adopted Budget
August 17, 2021
September 21, 2021
October 13, 2021
November 16, 2021
December 14, 2021
January 18, 2022
February 15, 2022
March 8, 2022
April 19, 2022
May 17, 2022
June 21, 2022

 

BOARD MEETING MINUTES:

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