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Open Enrollment begins on February 1, 2022 and will close on February 11, 2022. Enrollment documents must be brought to the Freedom Academy office to finalize student enrollment. There will be a Lottery if needed on February 25, 2022.  The week of February 21th, 2022 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.


Notwithstanding any of the above, the school will comply with all enrollment requirements for charter schools that are sponsored by the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools (ASBCS).


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."


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.


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


How to Enroll

Download the 2022-2023 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:


    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.



    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.



    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



Winter Break - No School


For instructions on how to add an individual event to your personal calendar (iPhone, Outlook, etc.) or to add the entire calendar to Google Calendar, please click on the Calendar Instructions.

To download the entire calendar in PDF format, click here:
2022-2023 School Calendar

Employment Opportunities


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. 


Mike Waypa

Freedom Academy

Assistant Principal


Jen Cavalcant


Freedom Academy Charter School

3916 E. Paradise Lane

Phoenix, AZ 85032


FY2023 Annual Financial Report

Fiscal Year 2023

AVERAGE TEACHER SALARY (A.R.S. §15-189.05)    
1. Average salary of all teachers employed in budget year 2023 $       44,702
2. Average salary of all teachers employed in prior year 2022 $       42,642
3. Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year 2022 $        2,060
4. Percentage increase    4.8%


Fiscal Year 2023 Hearing Notification

Fiscal Year 2023 Proposed Budget

Fiscal Year 2023 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

Notice of Public Meeting - August 16, 2022

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.


                                                When:                     Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 5 p.m. MST

                                                Where:                    Freedom Academy School Board Room

                                                                                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 July 13, 2022
  5. Call for Public Comments

2.  Monthly Reports

  1. Financial and Vouchers for the June and July 2022-23 School Year
  2. Leader's Report

3.      Other Items

       A.    Kitchen Remodel-update

       B.    Camera Bids-update

       C.    School Safety-Discussion

       D.    COVID Exposure-Update

       E.    Copier Lease

       F.    Shelving for Library

4.      Executive Session


The Board of Directors reserves the right to move into executive session for legal advice with its attorney(s) for any item listed on the Agenda, in person or by telephone, pursuant to A.R.S. 38-431.03(A)(1). Members of the Board of Directors will attend the meeting either in person or by telephone conference call.

5.        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


 July 1, 2022 – Proposed Budget – 3:00 p.m.

July 13, 2022 – Adopted Budget – 3:00 p.m.

August 16, 2022 @ 5:00 p.m.

September 20, 2022 @ 5:00 p.m.

October 18, 2022 @ 5:00 p.m.

November 15, 2022 @ 5:00 p.m.

December 13, 2022 @ 5:00 p.m.

January 17, 2023 @ 5:00 p.m.

February 14, 2023 @ 5:00 p.m.

March 7, 2023 @ 5:00 p.m.

April 18, 2023 @ 5:00 p.m.

May 16, 2023 @ 5:00 p.m.

June 20, 2023 @ 5:00 p.m.



Contact Us


Email: info@freedomacademyaz.org


3916 E. Paradise Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85032


Phone: (602) 424-0771