Arizona state law allows students to apply for admission to any state public school, based on available classroom space. Open Enrollment applications are approved on a year-by-year basis with no guarantee of continued enrollment.
Open Enrollment begins in January for the following school year. Calibre Academy will be contacting families to set up an appointment to test the students. After the testing, administration will meet with the student and their family to talk about the school, review the test results, and answer any questions. The enrollment process will be completed once the student meets with the administration. Once a class has reach capacity, the application will be put on a waiting list.
Parents will receive notification of their application status before the new school year begins. Applications may be approved, rejected, or placed on a waiting list. Phone calls will be made once space is available.
If the designated Open Enrollment deadline is missed, an Open Enrollment application may still be submitted for consideration prior to the beginning of the new school year. Late applicants will be placed on a waiting list. Once available capacity is determined, applications will be considered based on priority status and parents/guardians will be notified. Once the campus or class meets or exceeds its capacity, either through Open Enrollment or population growth, the school or class will be closed to further Open Enrollment for the remainder of the school year.
No. Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by September 1. We do not offer early enrollment testing. Students who are 4 years old by September 1 may choose to enroll in our Pre-Kindergarten program.
Yes, we offer a variety of program opportunities for exceptional students, including gifted. Students with 504 and/or IEPs will be reviewed and will be accepted based on space availability. Please call us for details at (623) 556-2179.
Yes – there are monthly spirit days, “Character Counts” days where students wear the color of the character trait for that month, and dollar for duds (students pay $1 to wear their own clothes) and the money goes to different grades each week or promotion. Students can also wear their regular clothes on their birthday.
Yes. Calibre offers Intramural Athletic Program for grades Pre-K through 4th regardless of ability are welcome and invited to play. The sports offered are: T-ball, flag football, cheer, soccer, and basketball.
Calibre Offers Interscholastic Athletics for 5th grade-8th grade. Students tryout for the different sports. The sports offered are:Fall: co-ed flag football, volleyball, cheer (year-long) and cross-country
Winter: boys’ basketball and girls’ softball
Spring: girls’ basketball, co-ed soccer and boys’ baseball
Do students still need to wear masks?
As of July 1, 2021 students may choose to wear a mask. If mandated by the state, this policy could change.
Both must uphold state standards in order to receive funding
Although both charter and traditional schools receive public funding, how they receive funding—and how they’re required to report spending—can differ. Traditional schools usually pull in part of their funds from the state’s budget and meet other needs through federal and local taxes.
Charter schools also receive funding from state and local taxes, but it is usually handed out on a set, per-pupil basis. What’s more, because they fall into the schools of choice category, charter school spending tends to be heavily scrutinized. As a result, charters end up needing to meticulously keep track of how funded money is spent.