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Thursday, October 4th, 2012
There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, October 8th, 2012.
Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
We are currently inviting parents to pre-enroll their children at Phoenix Advantage Charter School, for the 2011-2012 school year. Once your pre-enrollment form is received, a school representative will contact you to discuss enrollment options.
Pre-enrollment is now open to all students residing in the respective school district. Phoenix Advantage Charter Schoolcan accommodate students entering into kindergarten to 8th grade. It is imperative that parents submit enrollment applications for each student planning to enroll, as early as possible.
Phoenix Advantage Charter School implements a thematic, interactive program that incorporates multiple learning styles. Mornings are dedicated to building solid skills in the core subject areas of reading, writing, math and science. While the afternoons are reserved for foreign language, music, physical education and a daily 90-minute block of Phoenix Advantage Charter School’s Paragon curriculum.
The Paragon curriculum is interdisciplinary, engaging, discovery-based and multi-cultural. The hands-on approach of Paragon addresses the multiple intelligences and individual learning styles. This enhances students’ communication skills, analysis and self-expression.
Phoenix Advantage Charter School also offers an emotionally and physically safe learning environment, access to computers and technology, committed and qualified teachers and staff and encourage parental involvement. Teachers will conduct regular goal setting conferences with individual children and their parents, to ensure the student’s success.
To pre-enroll, click here .
Friday, December 10th, 2010
PHOENIX, Ari. – Phoenix Advantage Charter School (PACS) students, teachers and staff will host the Holiday Extravaganza, on December 16th, in room 107, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
PACS students will perform a riveting holiday showcase, while teachers and parents host test data discussions. There will also be a Spaghetti Dinner, fundraiser.
Math and reading data talks are scheduled from 5:30 to 6 p.m., the Fine Arts Choir will perform from 6:15 to 6:25 p.m., following a performance by the Dance Club at 6:30 p.m., and Make and Take Holiday Activities will be from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m.
The Spaghetti Dinner will be served from 6 to 6:45 p.m., by PACS 8th graders. The cost is $2 per person, and there is a $.50 cost for water, hot chocolate or coffee.
All families of PACS students are invited and encouraged to attend.
Monday, October 18th, 2010
Phoenix, Ari. – Phoenix Advantage Charter School (PACS) will host “Trunk of Treat Night” from 5:30 to 7 p.m., on October 28 at parking lot.
The community is invited to join PACS students, parents, teachers and staff, for an evening of family fun, with an additional learning component. More than 20 PACS parents will volunteer, decorate their cars, fill the trunks with goodies and hand out treats to local “trick-or-treaters.”
Students will also receive hidden math lessons, while enjoying themselves. At the “Estimation Station,” for example, students will have the chance to guess how many candy eyeballs are stuffed into a jar.
PACS prides itself in the ability to utilize alternative methods of teaching. During “Trunk or Treat Night,” PACS will not only continue to embody its mission on campus, but extends its reach to the community.
For more information on “Trunk of Treat Night,” please call (602) 263-8777.
Friday, February 19th, 2010
We are currently enrolling students for the 2010-11 school year. Enrollment is open to all returning students and new students. Since capacity is limited, it is imperative that parents submit enrollment application forms as early as possible. ENROLL NOW!
Thursday, April 16th, 2009
A group of teachers, curriculum specialists and Mosaica executives gathered for the Mosaica Math Summit on May 4 and 5. The summit focused on ways to increase math achievement at Mosaica schools around the world. Dawn Linden, Mosaica’s Director of Education explained the purpose of bringing these educators together: “Mathematics achievement is high on our list of priorities and we’re looking for innovative, effective strategies to increase conceptual understanding, and to ensure that we’re reaching each student every day.”
Referencing the Final Report of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Mathematics Advisory Panel (2008), summit attendees reviewed various math programs’ strengths and weaknesses and explored successful methods used in the United States and by countries that performed well on TIMMS, with the goal of adopting best practices from around the globe, raising math interest, and making math an integral part of school culture. Michael J. Connelly, Mosaica’s Chief Executive Officer, announced the rationale at the beginning of the summit: “Literacy and numeracy are the twin tools for international success on the global stage of the 21st century. Our schools are committed to high levels of student achievement and the development of life-long learners who are comfortable participating on that stage. Following our Literacy Summit, which launched our highly successful Literacy Initiative two years ago, this Math Summit is the both the culmination of years of research and planning and the beginning of the implementation phase.”
As a result of the decisions taken at the summit, Mosaica Education will implement a system-wide Math Initiative beginning in the fall of 2009. This initiative focuses on placing Math Coaches in every school, increasing the number of high-quality math teachers at every grade, exploring ways to offer alternative certifications to math teachers coming from science and industry, and bringing math specialists to upper elementary grades. The initiative will also adjust the daily schedule to allow for 90 minutes of uninterrupted math in all grades; provide additional professional development for teachers to cultivate confident implementation of the new program; develop math clubs and competitions in all schools; and – perhaps most importantly – ensure that learning math will be FUN!
Dr. Dawn Eidelman, Mosaica’s Co-Founder and President of its Paragon Division commented, “The beauty of our new initiative is that it will augment project-based learning by linking mathematics more integrally to the history of great ideas and great people in world culture through our Paragon curriculum. To innovate purposefully and to design the future, we must build upon the lessons from our past.”.