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The state of Arizona is desperate for teachers. You will already be in contact with the Arizona Department of Education to arrange your Employed Internship (mentorship), so we suggest you go to them when it’s time to search for a permanent teaching position.

Preferred Employers

The following school districts and schools are familiar with the Arizona Center for Teacher Preparation, making them more open to hiring our students.

Challenge Charter School

Arizona’s First Official Core Knowledge School, Challenge Charter School is a suburban school which was founded in 1996 and serves approximately 600 students.
Named National Charter School of the Year in 2007 by CER and a NCLB Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

5801 West Greenbriar Drive
Glendale, AZ 85308
Office (602) 938-5411
Fax (602) 938-5393
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Apache Trail High School

Apache Trail High School’s vision is to help all students succeed in academics, become life-long learners, positive contributors to society and to obtain life skills needed to prosper beyond high school. (grades 9-12)

945 W. Apache Trail
Apache Junction, AZ85220
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Alta Vista High School

Serving grades 9-12, the mission of Alta Vista High School is to provide each student a diverse education in a safe and supportive environment that promotes respect, self-discipline, creativity, academic excellence and service to the community.

5040 S. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85706
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Apex Middle Academy

Apex Academy Middle School emphasizes the social, emotional and intellectual development of each child in order to help them successfully advance their education. Grades 6-8.

945 W. Apache Trail
Apache Junction, AZ85220
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Desert Hills High School

Serving grades 9-12, Desert Hills High School is the premiere comprehensive charter high school in the East Valley. Desert Hills offers a college prep curriculum along with a full array of extra-curricular activities and an interscholastic athletic program.

1515 S. Val Vista Dr.
Gilbert, AZ 85296
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El Dorado High School

Serving grades 9-12, the mission of El Dorado High School is to create a safe and challenging environment in which partnerships among community, parents, staff, and students promote life-long learning in every student.

2200 N. Arizona Ave. #17
Chandler, AZ 85225
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Estrella High School

Serving grades 9-12, Estrella offers a safe community atmosphere preparing students for life through education. Our mission is not only to prepare students through curriculum, but also help them create life skills, a system of accountability, and a social services network.

510 N. Central Ave.
Avondale, AZ 85323
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Maya High School

Pride, Excellence, Success. Maya High School will prepare students for the challenges and choices of the 21st century by providing the tools and skills necessary to become life-long learners and positive contributors to society. Serving grades 9-12.

3660 W. Glendale Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85051
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Montezuma Middle School

We invite you to Montezuma Middle School: an intimate learning environment focused on the education, growth and development of all of our students in grades 6-8. We are an excellent school for the teacher who wants to change lives at the most rewarding and critical middle school period. Grades 6-8.

5040 S. Price Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85282
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Ocotillo High School

Serving grades 9-12, Ocotillo High School has created a small and safe learning community for students to prepare for higher education and real world expectations. Ocotillo students participate in college dual enrollment programs, student organizations, sports and community service projects under the guidance of a qualified and caring faculty.

2616 E. Greenway Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85032
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Peoria Accelerated High School

Peoria Accelerated High School is a student-centered school acknowledged for its high standards, the quality of its staff, and the success of its students. Grades 9-12.

8885 W. Peoria Ave.
Peoria, AZ 85345
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SEES High School

SEES High School, located in Tempe, Arizona, opened its doors in the fall of 1999 as an independent charter high school. In July of 2006, SEES High School joined the Leona Group, AZ. SEES High School serves approximately 70 students. Grades 9-12.

1290 N. Scottsdale Rd. #117
Tempe, AZ 85281
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South Pointe High School

South Pointe High School promises – and delivers to our students – an excellent academic experience. We offer so much more than well-read books, interactive classrooms and highly qualified teachers. Serving grades 9-12.

8325 S. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85042
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South Pointe Middle School

Grades 6-8. “Intelligence plus character, that is the goal of true education.” –Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

8325 S. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85042
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South Ridge High School

South Ridge High School is a college preparatory school that offers learners a rigorous curriculum in a safe and nurturing environment. Grades 9-12.

1122 S. 67th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85043
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Summit High School

Summit High School is based on the belief that all students can and deserve to learn. Not only are high expectations held for all students, but equity and access is ensured for all students through dual accountability: The teachers’ accountability to meet the needs of students and the students’ accountability to their own behavior and learning. Grades 9-12.

728 E. McDowell Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85006
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Sun Valley High School

Serving grades 9-12, Sun Valley High School has been providing an innovative, effective school for over a decade. Committed to offering multiple instructional models, a smaller campus, block scheduling, dynamic educators and cutting-edge technology, SVHS genuinely cares for every student and demonstrates a deep commitment to success for all.

1143 S. Lindsay Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85204
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Tempe Accelerated High School

Serving grades 9-12, Tempe Accelerated High School is a small and diverse quality learning environment with high expectations combined with personalized attention. We are an excellent school for the teacher who wants to change lives through daily academic as well as interpersonal connections with students and families. Teaching with Leona Group is hard work, challenging and the best job in education.

5040 S. Price Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85282
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Tucson Accelerated High School

Tucson Accelerated High School is committed to Improving Minds and Building Relationships. This is accomplished by providing a learning environment that is positive, safe and nurturing, and where students are inspired to think, grow and achieve their goals. Grades 9-12.

7820 E. Wrightstown Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85715
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West Phoenix High School

West Phoenix School is a learning community that is dedicated to giving students the tools to be successful in and outside of the classroom. Our caring, highly qualified staff not only teaches in alignment to Arizona State Standards but will go above and beyond to help them envision goals they thought impossible to attain. Grades 9-12.

3835 W. Thomas Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85019
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Noah Webster Basic School

Noah Webster Basic School is a pre-K through sixth grade charter school with 1100 students. The school has been rated the highest academic rating in the state of Arizona by the Department of Education. We ability group our students and teach with the mastery based learning model.

7301 E. Baseline Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85209
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Academy of Math and Science

We are K-12 charter school, ranked as highly performing by the Arizona Department of Education for three consecutive years. We emphasize math and science, while providing a superior education in all other areas of school curricula.

1557 W Prince Road
Tucson, AZ 85705
Office 520-293-2676
Fax 520-888-1732
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Sonoran Science Academy – Phoenix Campus

The mission of the Sonoran Science Academy (SSA) is to offer a comprehensive math, science, and computer technology-based K-9th grade liberal arts curriculum that prepares students for academic success within today’s high-tech global community.

4837 East McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Office (602) 244-9855
Fax (602) 244-9856
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Midtown Primary School

Midtown Primary School is a charter school, which has been given the right to be a public school, but has different personalities and philosophy. It is tuition free and provides parents with multiple choices for their child’s education. From Kindergarten to 4th grade, our school delivers a place for children to learn with low student and teacher ratios. At Midtown Primary School, we are working hard at giving students a strong foundation to prepare them for the future.

4735 North 19th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85015
Office (602) 265-5133
Fax (602) 604-2337
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North Pointe Preparatory

North Pointe Preparatory is a charter school committed to excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts. North Pointe is one of only seven public high schools in Arizona to receive college prep accreditation by the North Central Association – the nation’s
leading accreditation organization of high schools and universities.

10215 North 43rd Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85051
Office 623.209.0017
Fax 623.209.0021
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Candeo Schools

Candeo Schools will open its doors in the fall of 2008 and operate under the philosophy that “All children have gifts and talents; it is our responsibility to find and nurture them.” We are a Pre-K – 6th public charter school with our content based in the Core Knowledge curriculum. We pay attention to the individual learner, have a corporate wellness policy for staff and students, and insist on high-quality instruction. As well, we work with parents to achieve our school goals.

Peoria, AZ
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Calli Ollin Schools

Calli Ollin Academy is a charter school corporation dedicated to the betterment of educational outcomes for all students. The school’s focus is on populations that have been seriously underrepresented by the educational system. The Academy operates three charter high schools: Calli Ollin Academy, Toltecalli Academy, and Itzcalli Academy. To emphasize the cultural focus of the schools, each school was given a name in Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs. The school programs are designed to focus on increasing academic achievement, engaging and positively affecting the community, and demonstrating relevancy to the served community. Programs include Mexican American Studies, back to basics, college transition, and vocational transition in addition to case management/student advocacy, special education, and academic advising and counseling.

200 N. Stone Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701
Office 520-882-3029
Fax 520-882-3041
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Arizona Academy of Leadership

At Arizona Academy of Leadership, a FREE charter school, K-6th grade students will develop their leadership skills, along with a rigorous academic program, in a small class setting. Their leadership skills will then be put to work through community service projects.

Caring staff members will personally invest in your child to excel academically and help them become leaders of the 21st century and beyond…

265 W. Valencia
Tucson, AZ 85706
Office 520-940-3784
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AmeriSchools is a tuition-free charter system of schools that offer safe and exciting learning communities for children in grades K-12. Our mission is to assist children to achieve academic excellence through individualized instruction of core curriculum supported by enrichment and acceleration techniques.

AmeriSchools has campuses in Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma.

1150 N. Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ 8571
Office 520-296-1100
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