The moment of choosing a school can be decisive in the lives of your children. Much of their future depends on the type of school they attend in their early formative years. That is why in this article we share 10 important questions to ask when choosing a school for the education of your children, these range from installations and facilities to curricular and pedagogical programs and structure.
Does the school have a strong program of academic subjects, such as English, history, math, science, arts, and foreign languages?
In our Self Development Academy we have all these subjects in addition to others that allow the development of critical thinking in students, such as classes in philosophy, logic, and academic and creative writing.
Do charter schools’ teachers have special qualifications?
In Arizona, charter schools’ teachers are required to at least have the same qualifications as in traditional public schools. However, in our Self Development Academy we only have professors with graduate studies such as a masters or a PhD degree.
How large are the classes?
It has been proven in numerous studies that groups with more students translate into lower academic performance in general. That is why in the Self Development Academy we work with small groups and personalized attention, which allows greater academic achievement.
What extracurricular activities does the school offer?
Some schools not offer enough extracurricular activities for their students. In our Self Development Academy we offer a variety of extracurricular activities such as music programs, field trips, science Olympics and labs, and more.
Is there a library with enough material for further research?
It is important that the school in which you want to enroll your child has facilities with enough quantitative and qualitative bibliographic material. In our Self Development Academy we have sufficient facilities and bibliographic material for our students.
Are there tutoring programs available?
Tutoring programs are important to help struggling students with academic leveling. In our Self development Academy we have extracurricular tutoring programs.
Are there study programs for advanced students?
There are times when regular classes are not advanced enough for certain highly intellectually developed students. That is why in certain campuses of our Self Development Academy we have study programs for advanced students that allow them to develop critical and creative thinking skills appropriate to their levels.
What recognitions or special achievements has the school earned?
It is important to know the achievements of the school as an institution. In our self-development academy we have been recognized as a national K-8 charter school of academic excellence.
Are charter schools public schools?
Yes, charter schools are public schools that do not require additional fees. However, charter schools operate independently of the educational district, allowing them more freedom when innovating their educational strategies.
Where can I find a charter school in Arizona?
If you are looking for a charter school in Arizona to enroll your child, you can contact us. In our Self Development Academy we have schools in Phoenix, Mesa, Glendale and Gilbert. For more information you can dial the numbers (480) 641-2640 or (602) 274-1910. We started classes on September 19 under the new distance mode. You can look for more information in our website.