The teachers at Copper Canyon Academy are well-qualified, versatile, and dedicated. They hold Arizona credentials, master’s degrees, or both.
With its therapeutic anchor, the Copper Canyon community is supportive and nurturing. Because of this special aspect of the school, teachers’ responsibilities extend beyond typical classroom duties. In a typical day a student will not only have had a teacher for algebra or English class, but that teacher could also be cheering her on in her basketball game.
Our teachers actively participate in treatment team decisions that address each student’s growth and progress. Teachers also host clubs, coordinate student council, lead field trips and other off-campus activities, and coach team sports.
CCA teachers are attuned to and trained in students’ various learning styles, multiple intelligences, and special needs. Consequently, teaching approaches include cooperative learning, one-on-one, experiential and hands-on work, as well as traditional lecture. Appropriate attention is paid to kinesthetic, visual, auditory, and other learning styles.
The academic staff is committed to helping students achieve their personal best. Instructors set high standards that students strive to meet, while at the same time remaining adaptable to individual students’ needs and abilities. The depth and quality of the relationship between student and teacher is central to the education process, and at CCA the teacher is an integral part of the lesson.