Archway Classical Academy - North Phoenix is a state-chartered public K-5 school offering a classical liberal arts education that will prepare students to enter a Great Hearts Academy in middle school. Archway - North Phoenix is among the first truly classical Core Knowledge primary schools in Arizona. Each student will be provided with a durable foundation in Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Geometry, Science, and Social Studies, in addition to meaningful and substantive work and play in French, Fine Arts, P.E., and competitive chess.
The mission of Archway North Phoenix is to develop the academic potential and virtuous character in each student through the use of a content-rich, rigorous curriculum, with a special emphasis on the cultural heritage of the Western Civilization.
Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02, all notices of the governing board meetings will be posted at the school site and are available here.
Arizona's "Move on When Reading" Law:
This letter is to provide you with information on Arizona’s “Move On When Reading” law, the importance it places on your child’s ability to read at grade level, and the impact this law has on third grade promotion and retention. Please note, this letter is for information only and is required to be sent to all new families at Archway North Phoenix.
Headmaster Update Nov 10
Hello Archway North Phoenix Friends and Families,
I have been visiting some of the specials classes this week and I am always so amazed at what our students do in these classes. The initial steps of reading music by using "music maps"; reciting colors in French; and practicing lovely songs for the concert, including one about a lady who ate a fly! All of it brings a smile to my face. However, the moments of unbridled kindness and friendship that I witness are what make my heart leap! For instance, during a Kindergarten French class, a young man did not have a red ('rouge') crayon. Before Madame Fee was able to help him get one, a classmate from behind handed him the crayon to share. The little boy turned around and said, "thank you," immediately followed by blowing a most genuine kiss her way. Yes, it was as adorable as you are imagining it!
With all of the uproar and noise going on this week, both on our campus with the construction, as well as the 2016 election coming to its peak, isn't it a blessing to be reminded of what is important from a Kindergartner blowing an appreciative kiss to a classmate . . . . friendship, kindness, respect, thankfulness . . . a lesson for all of us to be reminded of, especially as we honor those who have served to protect our freedoms.
A representative from KNIX, a local radio station, will be on campus Monday to collect the many letters written to military men and women . . . . HEROES. Thank you to all of the students and families who participated in this community outreach.
Read-a-thon donations can continue to be made through November 21st. So far we have raised close to $3K towards the purchase of the classroom maps . . . THANK YOU!
Please be mindful of driving safely while on campus. Drive slowly, be respectful, and follow all traffic parameters in place including closed gates and coned off areas. Student safety is the highest priority and we all play a part. NOTE: the church will be resurfacing sections of the parking lot over the next three weeks. Please refer to the map and schedule contained in this newsletter and contact the front office with any questions. Extra time will be necessary to drop students off in the morning due to revised routes and restricted parking at times.