Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Mon, Sept. 27

Northern AZ Academy achieves 'B' grade on alternative scale
Winslow campus earns 159 out of 200 possible points

WINSLOW, Ariz. - Northern Arizona Academy (NAA) proudly announces the alternative letter grades earned by each campus for 2012. Both the Winslow and Taylor campuses earned a "B" grade on the alternative scale. Northern Arizona Academy Winslow earned 159 out of 200 possible points, and Northern Arizona Academy Taylor earned 141 out of 200 possible points.

The accountability model for alternative schools is a parallel model approved by Arizona's State Board of Education and the Arizona Department of Education. This policy recognizes that alternative schools serve a distinct student population. The alternative letter grading system is similar to the traditional A-F model with different calculations and weighting, and also includes additional Academic Persistence and Improvement calculations. Across the state, 7 percent of evaluated alternative schools earned A grades, 29 percent earned B grades, 40 percent earned C grades, and 25 percent earned D grades on the alternative scale.

In order to qualify for the alternative accountability model, a school must be an approved alternative school. Northern Arizona Academy was chartered as an alternative high school in 1995. Their mission is to provide a supportive learning community that encourages unlimited potential by providing students with multiple opportunities for success in a unique, small school setting, which will help them meet the challenges of the 21st Century. As an alternative school, Northern Arizona Academy specializes in serving students with behavioral issues, who have dropped-out of school, who are behind in credits to graduate, who are pregnant or parenting students, and adjudicated youth.

Northern Arizona Academy is a North Central Accredited charter high school with locations in Taylor and Winslow, Ariz. NAA is known for helping students achieve their academic, economic, and social goals. Students can accelerate their academic career by earning college credits while in high school, and students who are behind in credits have opportunities for credit retrieval in order to achieve their graduation goals.

In addition to a full high school academic program that culminates in a high school diploma, Northern Arizona Academy offers tutoring and academic supports, participates in the National School Lunch Program at both campuses, and provides transportation throughout Navajo County including Show Low, Heber, Holbrook, and the Navajo Reservation. NAA affirms that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in access or admission to students.

There are limited openings at both campuses for 2012-2013. For information about the Winslow campus, call Tom Drumm at (928) 289-3329. For information about the Taylor campus, call Cindy Johnson at (928) 536-4222.

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