FAQs

Q: What is the mission of the Arizona Academy of Science?

A: The Arizona Academy of Science is dedicated to the educational and social development of all students by providing an academic setting with high standards in a caring and nurturing environment.

Q: What is the educational philosophy of the Arizona Academy of Science?

A: The five points of the philosophy include: high academic standards, student participation and involvement, small class sizes, commitment to lifelong learning, and using science and technology responsibly for the betterment of mankind.

Q: As a Phoenix charter school focused on science, do you also teach other subjects?

A: Absolutely. In addition to science and math, the Academy meets Arizona state standards in all of its core courses such as English and social studies.

Q: What is a charter school?

A: For a comprehensive look at Phoenix charter schools, please visit the Maricopa Arizona Schools, Arizona Department of Education FAQs at: http://www.ade.state.az.us/charterschools/info/faqs.asp

Q: How well do Arizona Academy of Science students perform on the AIMS test?

A: For the 2013-2014 school year, we had a B ranking.

Q: What are some of the Phoenix Arizona school’s funding needs?

A: Some of the current needs include building and structure upgrades and materials (such as books, science equipment and computers). Contact school administration at (602) 253-1199 or AZAOS Admin for more information on corporate sponsorships and individual contributions.

Q: Can I contribute to Arizona Academy of Science through the Arizona Tuition Tax Credit Program?

A: Yes. State law (A.R.S. 43-1089) allows you to get a tax credit when you pay up to $200 for single filers and $400 for married filers to a school of your choice to help pay for extracurricular activities such as science & technology labs, after school and tutorial programming, art events, sports, field trips, & much more.

You will be paying your taxes and helping the Arizona Academy of Science at the same time.

Just download the 2014 School Tax Credit Form & return it with your payment to the Arizona Academy of Science no later than December 31, 2014.