Concert for Peace 2023

Ms. Powers ~ Founder/Director

Welcome to ACCLAIM Academy!

Whether you are just visiting our website or are a member of the ACCLAIM family, we are glad you are here. 

Our school first opened its doors in 1997 with the goal of offering excellent education that honored all students’ backgrounds, exposed them to the excitement of learning, and believed they could achieve high levels of academic success.  One of the principal ways we do this is by focusing on our character development program:  The Virtues Project.  As we develop excellence, responsibility, determination, enthusiasm, and respect, we grow our skills both academically and as positive contributors to society.  Our recognition that differences enrich our experiences is reflected in our staff and our instruction, and helps the students to be bridge-builders in the world.  Recognizing that art and science education develop the whole child helps them to become well-rounded learners. 

We strive to honor the culture and language of all our students, and thank parents for the priceless contribution they make to their child’s success – both now and the future.

Continual improvement and growth by all – staff, students and families – will carry us forward as the world continues to change.  If you haven’t joined us yet, we invite you to become part of our family!

Working together toward a better future,

Melanie Powers


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Language Assistance Notice to Parents

Free language assistance, auxiliary aids, and/or accommodations are available upon request.

Average Teacher Salary (A.R.S. §15-189.05), as added by Laws 2018, Ch. 285, §3


1 Average salary of all teachers employed in budget year 2022 $ 47,850
2 Average salary of all teachers employed in prior year 2021 $ 47,010
3 Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year 2021 $ 840
4 Percentage   1.8%

*Teacher salaries exclude stipends/performance pay.