Charter Schools are independently operated public schools. Charter Schools must meet the same academic requirements as district schools, but are the Arizona Board for Charter Schools.

Since its inception, the central emphasis of ACCLAIM Academy has been its focus on developing nobility of character. Through using the Virtues Project, we have created a safe, nurturing culture that strives for academic excellence.

ACCLAIM is an acronym for the seven areas of emphasis of our school:
A = Arts and Sciences
C = Character Development
C = Culture and Diversity
L = Languages: English and Spanish
A = All areas of giftedness are honored and developed.
I = Importance of the Home/School Partnership
M = Model for the Environment

We have classes for students in grades K – 8.

ACCLAIM Academy offers open enrollment year-round.
For our enrollment procedure and packet, click here.

As a public charter school, ACCLAIM Academy does not charge tuition or have any fees to enroll. Because we do not expect families to buy any supplies or materials, we do ask for a yearly $35 tax credit donation that will cover all of these costs.

The first day of classes this year will be Tuesday, July 30.
Parent Open House will be the Thursday prior: July 25.

  • Students are welcome on campus at 7:30 am for breakfast.
  • Classes begin at 7:55 am
  • Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades dismiss at 2:15 pm
  • 3rd-8th grades dismiss at 3:00 pm

We are a 4-day week school – Monday through Thursday.
The first two weeks of school, students also have class on Friday.

Office hours are 7am to 4:30pm Monday – Thursday

Yes. Both breakfast and lunch are available to all students at no cost.
We participate in the National School Lunch Program.
Our food is catered by L&M Catering.

Yes. As a public school, ACCLAIM provides special education services aligned with the student’s IEP.

ACCLAIM offers after-school activities based on student interest and participation.
Examples include Circus Club, Art Club, Chess Club and Cross Country.


At ACCLAIM Academy, we believe in creating a diverse and inclusive community of learners. Our admissions process is designed to identify students who demonstrate intellectual curiosity, a strong work ethic, and a genuine desire to make a difference in their communities.