Copper Canyon Academy offers a challenging, fully accredited college preparatory academic curriculum and progressive academic credit recovery program for teenage girls who have fallen behind in school. Our curriculum is accredited by North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement and CITA (Commission on International and Trans Regional Accreditation.) All classes are taught by Arizona Certified and/ or Master’s Level instructors.
Academic Planning and Credit Recovery
Copper Canyon Academy students actively work toward receiving a high school diploma. If a student earns all required credits while at Copper Canyon Academy, she will be awarded a diploma from Copper Canyon Academy. Otherwise, we will issue an official transcript to a successive school so the student can continue pursuing this goal. Incoming and outgoing CCA credit transfers are routine and seamless with other middle schools and high schools.
Course planning at CCA is completely individualized and customized. No matter the student’s age or grade, she is placed in the core and elective classes that are appropriate for her. This individualized attention, coupled with the fact that instruction at CCA is year-round, enables students in some instances to take full loads and recoup high school credits if necessary.
Small Class Sizes
Classes at Copper Canyon Academy are small, with a faculty-to-student ratio of approximately 1:10. Instruction is classroom-based, although in special circumstances independent study (including college credit work) may be arranged. Appropriate members of the faculty supervise and mentor a student’s independent studies.
Copper Canyon’s grading scale follows the usual pattern: an A is 90 and above; B 80-89, C 70-79; D 60-69; and an F is 59 and below. Students’ academic progress is closely monitored, and progress reports are issued to parents every three weeks.
Copper Canyon Academy provides as an essential part of its academic services a full-time certified resource and reading specialist who assists students who have learning differences. This specialist ensures that appropriate classroom accommodations are being implemented and works with virtually any student who needs extra help.
Instructors use creative approaches in their classes, taking advantage of the local cultural, historic, and geological riches in north-central Arizona. Other studies take place further afield, such as the Presidential Classroom program in Washington, D.C., the Utah Shakespeare Festival, or a Navajo reservation.