Charter schools

Charter schools first opened in Arizona in 1995. These tuition-free public “schools of choice” have opened new learning opportunities for children across the learning spectrum.

This list is currently being updated for the 2022-2023 school year. Stay Tuned!

ANTHEM


Anthem Preparatory Academy
39808 N Gavilan Peak Pkwy, Anthem, AZ 85086
623-465-4776 • anthemprep.greatheartsamerica.org
Grades K-12

Caurus Academy-Elementary School
41900 N 42nd Ave, Anthem, AZ 85086
623-551-5083 •
Grades K-5

Caurus Academy-Secondary School
44111 N 43rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85087
623-466-8187 •
Grades 6-12

AHWATUKEE


BASIS Charter Schools
10210 S. 50th Pl. Phoenix, AZ 85044
480-659-2294 • enrollBASIS.com
Grades: 4-12

BASIS Charter Schools are tuition-free public charter schools offering an accelerated academic program that features the acclaimed K-12 BASIS Charter School Curriculum, which fuels critical thinking, problem-solving and creativity. Knowledgeable Subject Expert Teachers design engaging lessons that appeal to different learning styles and strengths, motivating students to master advanced content and grow as individuals. BASIS Charter School students learn to think critically, make interdisciplinary connections, and become self-motivated workers — ultimately leading to academic success. They also have the opportunity to explore topics of interest outside the classroom and gain important real-world experience.

AVONDALE


Academies of Math and Science
10555 W Buckeye Rd. Tolleson, AZ 85353
623-471-6556 • amsschools.org
Grades: K-8

For over 22 years, Academies of Math and Science has provided K-8 students with an advanced, STEM-based, tuition-free education. Academies of Math and Science out-performed 83% of all K-8 schools servicing similar communities as measured by AzM2 composite scores. Providing excellent opportunities both in and outside the classroom with a variety of extracurricular activities. Transforming today’s scholars into tomorrow’s global visionaries, one scholar at a time.


Legacy Traditional Schools
12320 West Van Buren St. Avondale, Arizona 85323
623-344-0330 legacytraditional.org
Grades: K-8

This A-rated, public charter K-8 district was founded in 2007 in Maricopa and now includes 16 Arizona campuses. In 2019, the Legacy schools earned more “A” ratings than any other K-8, tuition-free charter school network. Legacy Traditional Schools offers students a well-rounded and accelerated education. Character development, patriotism and citizenship underpin Legacy’s educational approach, while Saxon math and Spalding reading/writing as well as rigorous social studies, history, geography, and science programs form the basis of the curriculum. Highlights include PE (K-2), music (K-2), computers (K-6), art (K-6), Spanish (K-6), Mozart Musical Track (3-8) , Momentum Fitness Track (3-8) and a choice of numerous junior high electives. Eligible students may take part in Recognizing Individual Student Excellence (RISE) gifted program (1-8). All students may also join after-school clubs and extracurricular activities and/or try out for sports teams. Fee-based Legacy Kids care offers before-and after-school activities. Legacy teachers are all certified. Schools are accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED). Enrollment is ongoing.

BUCKEYE


CASA GRANDE


Legacy Traditional Schools
1274 East O’Neil Dr. Casa Grande, Arizona 85122
520-421-2323 legacytraditional.org
Grades: K-8

This A-rated, public charter K-8 district was founded in 2007 in Maricopa and now includes 16 Arizona campuses. In 2019, the Legacy schools earned more “A” ratings than any other K-8, tuition-free charter school network. Legacy Traditional Schools offers students a well-rounded and accelerated education. Character development, patriotism and citizenship underpin Legacy’s educational approach, while Saxon math and Spalding reading/writing as well as rigorous social studies, history, geography, and science programs form the basis of the curriculum. Highlights include PE (K-2), music (K-2), computers (K-6), art (K-6), Spanish (K-6), Mozart Musical Track (3-8) , Momentum Fitness Track (3-8) and a choice of numerous junior high electives. Eligible students may take part in Recognizing Individual Student Excellence (RISE) gifted program (1-8). All students may also join after-school clubs and extracurricular activities and/or try out for sports teams. Fee-based Legacy Kids care offers before-and after-school activities. Legacy teachers are all certified. Schools are accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED). Enrollment is ongoing.

CHANDLER


BASIS Charter Schools Chandler
4825 S. Arizona Ave. Chandler, AZ 85248
480-907-6072 • enrollBASIS.com
Grades: 5-12

BASIS Charter Schools Chandler Primary North
1800 E Chandler Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85225
480-798-6447 • enrollBASIS.com
Grades: K-4

BASIS Charter Schools Chandler Primary South
204 W Chandler Heights Rd Chandler, AZ 85248
480-494-2200 • enrollBASIS.com
Grades: K-4

BASIS Charter Schools are tuition-free public charter schools offering an accelerated academic program that features the acclaimed K-12 BASIS Charter School Curriculum, which fuels critical thinking, problem-solving and creativity. Knowledgeable Subject Expert Teachers design engaging lessons that appeal to different learning styles and strengths, motivating students to master advanced content and grow as individuals. BASIS Charter School students learn to think critically, make interdisciplinary connections, and become self-motivated workers — ultimately leading to academic success. They also have the opportunity to explore topics of interest outside the classroom and gain important real-world experience.


Legacy Traditional Schools

This A-rated, public charter K-8 district was founded in 2007 in Maricopa and now includes 16 Arizona campuses. In 2019, the Legacy schools earned more “A” ratings than any other K-8, tuition-free charter school network. Legacy Traditional Schools offers students a well-rounded and accelerated education. Character development, patriotism and citizenship underpin Legacy’s educational approach, while Saxon math and Spalding reading/writing as well as rigorous social studies, history, geography, and science programs form the basis of the curriculum. Highlights include PE (K-2), music (K-2), computers (K-6), art (K-6), Spanish (K-6), Mozart Musical Track (3-8) , Momentum Fitness Track (3-8) and a choice of numerous junior high electives. Eligible students may take part in Recognizing Individual Student Excellence (RISE) gifted program (1-8). All students may also join after-school clubs and extracurricular activities and/or try out for sports teams. Fee-based Legacy Kids care offers before-and after-school activities. Legacy teachers are all certified. Schools are accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED). Enrollment is ongoing.

Chandler
3201 South Gilbert Rd Chandler, Arizona 85286
480-270-5422 legacytraditional.org
Grades: K-8

North Chandler
1900 North McQueen Rd Chandler, Arizona 85225
480-757-5400 legacytraditional.org
Grades: K-8

FLAGSTAFF


BASIS Charter Schools
1700 N Gemini Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
928-774-5502 • enrollBASIS.com
Grades: K-4

BASIS Charter Schools are tuition-free public charter schools offering an accelerated academic program that features the acclaimed K-12 BASIS Charter School Curriculum, which fuels critical thinking, problem-solving and creativity. Knowledgeable Subject Expert Teachers design engaging lessons that appeal to different learning styles and strengths, motivating students to master advanced content and grow as individuals. BASIS Charter School students learn to think critically, make interdisciplinary connections, and become self-motivated workers — ultimately leading to academic success. They also have the opportunity to explore topics of interest outside the classroom and gain important real-world experience.


Leading Edge Academy
Canyon Chapel: 1919 N. Fourth St. Flagstaff, AZ 86004
480-633-0414 • leadingedgeacademy.com
Grades: K-8

The Leading Edge Academy is a six-campus K-12 charter school with locations in Gilbert, East Mesa, Queen Creek, Maricopa and online. We promote an emphasis on advanced academics and character development, utilizing a best practices/data-driven instruction model and current, research-based curriculum. Leading Edge Academy has a history of academic excellence and student achievement. Additionally, we use a values-based program to challenge our students to improve their character and enhance their relationships. These values are trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Our schools have small class sizes and a safe, family feel. Enrollment: Ongoing as openings are available.

FLORENCE


American Leadership Academy
4380 N Hunt Hwy., Florence, Arizona 85132
480-420-2101 • alaschools.org/anthem-south-k-6
Grades 7-12

American Leadership Academy is building a jr. high/high school on the ALA Anthem Florence campus bringing the full K-12 educational experience to Florence, Coolidge, and surrounding communities. This NEW tuition-free jr. high/high school in Florence will open in August 2022, and will be located on the current ALA Anthem Florence campus off of Hunt Highway and Franklin Road. ALA combines academic excellence and character development to create an exceptional educational experience where students can thrive as leaders in the classroom and in their community.

GILBERT


Leading Edge Academy
717 West Ray Road Gilbert, AZ 85233
480-633-0414 • leadingedgeacademy.com
Grades: K-8 & 9-12

The Leading Edge Academy is a six-campus K-12 charter school with locations in Gilbert, East Mesa, Queen Creek, Maricopa and online. We promote an emphasis on advanced academics and character development, utilizing a best practices/data-driven instruction model and current, research-based curriculum. Leading Edge Academy has a history of academic excellence and student achievement. Additionally, we use a values-based program to challenge our students to improve their character and enhance their relationships. These values are trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Our schools have small class sizes and a safe, family feel. Enrollment: Ongoing as openings are available.


Legacy Traditional Schools
2747 South Recker Rd Gilbert, Arizona 85295
480-397-9260 legacytraditional.org
Grades: K-8

This A-rated, public charter K-8 district was founded in 2007 in Maricopa and now includes 16 Arizona campuses. In 2019, the Legacy schools earned more “A” ratings than any other K-8, tuition-free charter school network. Legacy Traditional Schools offers students a well-rounded and accelerated education. Character development, patriotism and citizenship underpin Legacy’s educational approach, while Saxon math and Spalding reading/writing as well as rigorous social studies, history, geography, and science programs form the basis of the curriculum. Highlights include PE (K-2), music (K-2), computers (K-6), art (K-6), Spanish (K-6), Mozart Musical Track (3-8) , Momentum Fitness Track (3-8) and a choice of numerous junior high electives. Eligible students may take part in Recognizing Individual Student Excellence (RISE) gifted program (1-8). All students may also join after-school clubs and extracurricular activities and/or try out for sports teams. Fee-based Legacy Kids care offers before-and after-school activities. Legacy teachers are all certified. Schools are accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED). Enrollment is ongoing.


San Tan Charter School
3959 E. Elliot Road, Gilbert
3232 S. Power Road, Gilbert
480-222-0811 • santancharterschool.com
Infants through grade 12

San Tan Montessori Preschool, located on the Recker campus of San Tan Charter School, offers private Montessori education for infants through 6 years. Our Infant, Toddler, and Primary class experience includes multiple recesses per day, Music Together™, Outdoor Environment, and on-site fieldtrips. San Tan Charter School offers tuition-free public elementary, junior high, and high school programs in Gilbert. Recker is a K-6 campus offering Mainstream, Montessori, and self-contained Gifted programs. Power is a 7-12 campus offering college and career ready courses, Honors/AP, Scholars Prep, Concurrent/Dual enrollment and robust electives. Enrollment: Interest forms accepted year-round for lottery draw.


Val Vista Academy
4120 S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert
480-656-5555 • valvistaacademy.org
Grades: Pre-K–8 Enrollment: Year-round

Val Vista Academy is a tuition-free public charter school. Our small class sizes and hands-on learning environment make us a great home for all students, from kindergarten through 8th grade. Students are provided with STEM infusion throughout the entire curriculum. Special classes include P.E., music, technology and Spanish. We truly believe in growing every child’s potential. Schedule a tour today. Limited space available.

GLENDALE


Academies of Math and Science
4540 W Glendale Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301
623-866-4612 • amsschools.org
Grades: K-8

For over 22 years, Academies of Math and Science has provided K-8 students with an advanced, STEM-based, tuition-free education. Academies of Math and Science out-performed 83% of all K-8 schools servicing similar communities as measured by AzM2 composite scores. Providing excellent opportunities both in and outside the classroom with a variety of extracurricular activities. Transforming today’s scholars into tomorrow’s global visionaries, one scholar at a time.


Legacy Traditional Schools
13901 North 67th Ave Glendale, Arizona 85306
623-219-4300 • legacytraditional.org
Grades: K-8

This A-rated, public charter K-8 district was founded in 2007 in Maricopa and now includes 16 Arizona campuses. In 2019, the Legacy schools earned more “A” ratings than any other K-8, tuition-free charter school network. Legacy Traditional Schools offers students a well-rounded and accelerated education. Character development, patriotism and citizenship underpin Legacy’s educational approach, while Saxon math and Spalding reading/writing as well as rigorous social studies, history, geography, and science programs form the basis of the curriculum. Highlights include PE (K-2), music (K-2), computers (K-6), art (K-6), Spanish (K-6), Mozart Musical Track (3-8) , Momentum Fitness Track (3-8) and a choice of numerous junior high electives. Eligible students may take part in Recognizing Individual Student Excellence (RISE) gifted program (1-8). All students may also join after-school clubs and extracurricular activities and/or try out for sports teams. Fee-based Legacy Kids care offers before-and after-school activities. Legacy teachers are all certified. Schools are accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED). Enrollment is ongoing.


Self Development Academy
16635 N 51st Ave, Glendale, AZ 85306
602-675-0125 • selfdevelopmentacademy.com
Grades: K–8

The advanced K-8 Self Development Academy provides accelerated, enriched, and captivating curriculum focusing on critical and creative thinking. We believe that an individualized, nurturing environment allows students to thrive. Year after year our approach has proven successful-we rank in the top 10 in the state and top 15 in the country! Critical thinking is explored through our gifted program and our nationally recognized math and science program, teaching middle schoolers pre-calculus, physics, and other subjects traditionally taught in high school. Creative thinking is taught through an enrichment-based instructional model and our upcoming creative writing program. Exceptional futures start here. Enrollment: year-round.

GOODYEAR


BASIS Charter Schools
15800 W. Sherman St. Goodyear, AZ 85338
480-276-8592 • enrollBASIS.com
Grades: K-12

BASIS Charter Schools are tuition-free public charter schools offering an accelerated academic program that features the acclaimed K-12 BASIS Charter School Curriculum, which fuels critical thinking, problem-solving and creativity. Knowledgeable Subject Expert Teachers design engaging lessons that appeal to different learning styles and strengths, motivating students to master advanced content and grow as individuals. BASIS Charter School students learn to think critically, make interdisciplinary connections, and become self-motivated workers — ultimately leading to academic success. They also have the opportunity to explore topics of interest outside the classroom and gain important real-world experience.


Legacy Traditional Schools
16060 W Lower Buckeye Pkwy Goodyear, AZ 85338
623-233-1100 • legacytraditional.org
Grades: K-8

This A-rated, public charter K-8 district was founded in 2007 in Maricopa and now includes 16 Arizona campuses. In 2019, the Legacy schools earned more “A” ratings than any other K-8, tuition-free charter school network. Legacy Traditional Schools offers students a well-rounded and accelerated education. Character development, patriotism and citizenship underpin Legacy’s educational approach, while Saxon math and Spalding reading/writing as well as rigorous social studies, history, geography, and science programs form the basis of the curriculum. Highlights include PE (K-2), music (K-2), computers (K-6), art (K-6), Spanish (K-6), Mozart Musical Track (3-8) , Momentum Fitness Track (3-8) and a choice of numerous junior high electives. Eligible students may take part in Recognizing Individual Student Excellence (RISE) gifted program (1-8). All students may also join after-school clubs and extracurricular activities and/or try out for sports teams. Fee-based Legacy Kids care offers before-and after-school activities. Legacy teachers are all certified. Schools are accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED). Enrollment is ongoing.


Valor Preparatory Academy of Arizona
13185 W. Thomas Road, Goodyear
623-298-4520 • arizona.valorprepacademy.org

At Valor, we understand going to a traditional school isn’t always the best option. Some students need more flexibility to excel in their education. That’s why our hybrid learning model changes the game — it opens more doors and creates more opportunities for students. Valor’s hybrid learning model takes the personalization and flexibility of online learning and combines it with the structure and support of traditional schools. It’s part online, part in school. This allows students with different academic backgrounds, circumstances and lifestyles to get the education they need to succeed.

LAVEEN


Heritage Academy
4275 W Baseline Rd, Laveen Village, AZ 85339
480-969-5641 • heritageacademyaz.com/enroll
Grades: 6-12


Legacy Traditional Schools
7900 South 43rd Ave Laveen, Arizona 85339
623-344-0472 • legacytraditional.org
Grades: K-8

This A-rated, public charter K-8 district was founded in 2007 in Maricopa and now includes 16 Arizona campuses. In 2019, the Legacy schools earned more “A” ratings than any other K-8, tuition-free charter school network. Legacy Traditional Schools offers students a well-rounded and accelerated education. Character development, patriotism and citizenship underpin Legacy’s educational approach, while Saxon math and Spalding reading/writing as well as rigorous social studies, history, geography, and science programs form the basis of the curriculum. Highlights include PE (K-2), music (K-2), computers (K-6), art (K-6), Spanish (K-6), Mozart Musical Track (3-8) , Momentum Fitness Track (3-8) and a choice of numerous junior high electives. Eligible students may take part in Recognizing Individual Student Excellence (RISE) gifted program (1-8). All students may also join after-school clubs and extracurricular activities and/or try out for sports teams. Fee-based Legacy Kids care offers before-and after-school activities. Legacy teachers are all certified. Schools are accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED). Enrollment is ongoing.

MARICOPA


Heritage Academy
41000 W Heroes Way, Maricopa, AZ 85138
480-969-5641 • heritageacademyaz.com/enroll
Grades: 6-12


Leading Edge Academy
18700 North Porter Road Maricopa, AZ 85138
520-568-7800 • leadingedgeacademy.com
Grades: K-8

The Leading Edge Academy is a six-campus K-12 charter school with locations in Gilbert, East Mesa, Queen Creek, Maricopa and online. We promote an emphasis on advanced academics and character development, utilizing a best practices/data-driven instruction model and current, research-based curriculum. Leading Edge Academy has a history of academic excellence and student achievement. Additionally, we use a values-based program to challenge our students to improve their character and enhance their relationships. These values are trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Our schools have small class sizes and a safe, family feel. Enrollment: Ongoing as openings are available.


Legacy Traditional Schools
17760 North Regent Dr Maricopa, Arizona 85138
520-423-9999 • legacytraditional.org
Grades: K-8

This A-rated, public charter K-8 district was founded in 2007 in Maricopa and now includes 16 Arizona campuses. In 2019, the Legacy schools earned more “A” ratings than any other K-8, tuition-free charter school network. Legacy Traditional Schools offers students a well-rounded and accelerated education. Character development, patriotism and citizenship underpin Legacy’s educational approach, while Saxon math and Spalding reading/writing as well as rigorous social studies, history, geography, and science programs form the basis of the curriculum. Highlights include PE (K-2), music (K-2), computers (K-6), art (K-6), Spanish (K-6), Mozart Musical Track (3-8) , Momentum Fitness Track (3-8) and a choice of numerous junior high electives. Eligible students may take part in Recognizing Individual Student Excellence (RISE) gifted program (1-8). All students may also join after-school clubs and extracurricular activities and/or try out for sports teams. Fee-based Legacy Kids care offers before-and after-school activities. Legacy teachers are all certified. Schools are accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED). Enrollment is ongoing.

MESA


ALA Applied Technologies
7729 E Pecos Rd Mesa, Arizona 85212
480-420-2101• alaschools.org/applied-technologies
Grades 9-12

American Leadership Academy Applied Technologies is the first full-service, tuition-free high school in the state to offer rigorous core classes along with quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. This 9-12 grade public charter school will open in Mesa, Arizona in August of 2022. We offer high-quality programs in Aviation, Construction Technologies, Cosmetology, Automotive Technology, Business & Finance, Technology, First Responders, Education, and Hospitality. Students will engage in a comprehensive core academic program at the same location as their specialty, providing opportunities for career and college preparation. Students who attend Applied Technologies will graduate with a high school diploma and industry certifications that can lead to a rewarding career


BASIS Charter Schools
5010 S Eastmark Pkwy, Mesa, AZ 85212
602-239-4807 • enrollBASIS.com
Grades: K-12

BASIS Charter Schools are tuition-free public charter schools offering an accelerated academic program that features the acclaimed K-12 BASIS Charter School Curriculum, which fuels critical thinking, problem-solving and creativity. Knowledgeable Subject Expert Teachers design engaging lessons that appeal to different learning styles and strengths, motivating students to master advanced content and grow as individuals. BASIS Charter School students learn to think critically, make interdisciplinary connections, and become self-motivated workers — ultimately leading to academic success. They also have the opportunity to explore topics of interest outside the classroom and gain important real-world experience.


Heritage Academy
32 S Center St, Mesa, AZ 85210
480-969-5641 • heritageacademyaz.com/enroll
Grades: 6-12


Leading Edge Academy
10115 East University Drive Mesa, AZ 85207
480-633-0414 • leadingedgeacademy.com
Grades: K-8

The Leading Edge Academy is a six-campus K-12 charter school with locations in Gilbert, East Mesa, Queen Creek, Maricopa and online. We promote an emphasis on advanced academics and character development, utilizing a best practices/data-driven instruction model and current, research-based curriculum. Leading Edge Academy has a history of academic excellence and student achievement. Additionally, we use a values-based program to challenge our students to improve their character and enhance their relationships. These values are trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Our schools have small class sizes and a safe, family feel. Enrollment: Ongoing as openings are available.


Legacy Traditional Schools

This A-rated, public charter K-8 district was founded in 2007 in Maricopa and now includes 16 Arizona campuses. In 2019, the Legacy schools earned more “A” ratings than any other K-8, tuition-free charter school network. Legacy Traditional Schools offers students a well-rounded and accelerated education. Character development, patriotism and citizenship underpin Legacy’s educational approach, while Saxon math and Spalding reading/writing as well as rigorous social studies, history, geography, and science programs form the basis of the curriculum. Highlights include PE (K-2), music (K-2), computers (K-6), art (K-6), Spanish (K-6), Mozart Musical Track (3-8) , Momentum Fitness Track (3-8) and a choice of numerous junior high electives. Eligible students may take part in Recognizing Individual Student Excellence (RISE) gifted program (1-8). All students may also join after-school clubs and extracurricular activities and/or try out for sports teams. Fee-based Legacy Kids care offers before-and after-school activities. Legacy teachers are all certified. Schools are accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED). Enrollment is ongoing.

East Mesa
10707 E Guadalupe Rd. Mesa, AZ 85212
480-935-5320 • legacytraditional.org
Grades: K-8

Mesa
3651 E. McKellips Rd. Mesa, AZ 85215
480-576-4000 • legacytraditional.org
Grades: K-8


Self Development Academy

The advanced K-8 Self Development Academy provides accelerated, enriched, and captivating curriculum focusing on critical and creative thinking. We believe that an individualized, nurturing environment allows students to thrive. Year after year our approach has proven successful-we rank in the top 10 in the state and top 15 in the country! Critical thinking is explored through our gifted program and our nationally recognized math and science program, teaching middle schoolers pre-calculus, physics, and other subjects traditionally taught in high school. Creative thinking is taught through an enrichment-based instructional model and our upcoming creative writing program. Exceptional futures start here. Enrollment: year-round.

East Mesa
7930 E Baseline Road Mesa, AZ 85209
602-675-0125 • selfdevelopmentacademy.com
Grades: K–8

Mesa
1709 N. Greenfield Rd. Mesa, Arizona, 85205
602-675-0125 • selfdevelopmentacademy.com
Grades: K–8

PARADISE VALLEY

PEORIA


Academies of Math and Science 
7785 W Peoria Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345
623-888-6697 • amsschools.org
Grades: K-8

For over 22 years, Academies of Math and Science has provided K-8 students with an advanced, STEM-based, tuition-free education. Academies of Math and Science out-performed 83% of all K-8 schools servicing similar communities as measured by AzM2 composite scores. Providing excellent opportunities both in and outside the classroom with a variety of extracurricular activities. Transforming today’s scholars into tomorrow’s global visionaries, one scholar at a time.


BASIS Charter Schools
9902 W Yearling Rd, Peoria, AZ 85383
623-251-85383 • enrollBASIS.com
Grades: K-4

9902 W Yearling Rd, Peoria, AZ 85383
623-566-9100 • enrollBASIS.com
Grades: 5-12

BASIS Charter Schools are tuition-free public charter schools offering an accelerated academic program that features the acclaimed K-12 BASIS Charter School Curriculum, which fuels critical thinking, problem-solving and creativity. Knowledgeable Subject Expert Teachers design engaging lessons that appeal to different learning styles and strengths, motivating students to master advanced content and grow as individuals. BASIS Charter School students learn to think critically, make interdisciplinary connections, and become self-motivated workers — ultimately leading to academic success. They also have the opportunity to explore topics of interest outside the classroom and gain important real-world experience.


Candeo Schools
9965 W Calle Lejos, Peoria, AZ 85383
623-979-6500 • candeoschools.com
Grades: K-8

Candeo Schools is a tuition-free, top performing K-8 charter school. We believe college preparation begins in elementary school, where cognitive growth is richest. Our rigorous classical liberal arts program is designed to meet the needs of children who thrive in an environment of academic intensity, challenge, curiosity, and wonder. Finally, who your children become is as important to us as the academic skills and knowledge they will amass. Candeo Peoria ranked in the Top 1 percent of schools since its 2008 inception.


Legacy Traditional Schools
7877 West Hillcrest Blvd Peoria, Arizona 85383
623-299-9825 legacytraditional.org
Grades: K-8

This A-rated, public charter K-8 district was founded in 2007 in Maricopa and now includes 16 Arizona campuses. In 2019, the Legacy schools earned more “A” ratings than any other K-8, tuition-free charter school network. Legacy Traditional Schools offers students a well-rounded and accelerated education. Character development, patriotism and citizenship underpin Legacy’s educational approach, while Saxon math and Spalding reading/writing as well as rigorous social studies, history, geography, and science programs form the basis of the curriculum. Highlights include PE (K-2), music (K-2), computers (K-6), art (K-6), Spanish (K-6), Mozart Musical Track (3-8) , Momentum Fitness Track (3-8) and a choice of numerous junior high electives. Eligible students may take part in Recognizing Individual Student Excellence (RISE) gifted program (1-8). All students may also join after-school clubs and extracurricular activities and/or try out for sports teams. Fee-based Legacy Kids care offers before-and after-school activities. Legacy teachers are all certified. Schools are accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED). Enrollment is ongoing.

PHOENIX


Academies of Math and Science

For over 22 years, Academies of Math and Science has provided K-8 students with an advanced, STEM-based, tuition-free education. Academies of Math and Science out-performed 83% of all K-8 schools servicing similar communities as measured by AzM2 composite scores. Providing excellent opportunities both in and outside the classroom with a variety of extracurricular activities. Transforming today’s scholars into tomorrow’s global visionaries, one scholar at a time.

Camelback
6633 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85033
623-547-5587 • amsschools.org
Grades: K-8

Desert Sky
5701 W McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85035
623-342-2597 • amsschools.org
Grades: K-8

Flower
3335 W Flower St, Phoenix, AZ 85017
602-888-9572 • amsschools.org
Grades: K-8

South Mountain
1445 W Baseline Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85041
602-675-9696 • amsschools.org
Grades: K-8


AmeriSchools Academy Phoenix Camelback
1333 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix
602-532-0100 • amerischools.org
Grades: K-8

AmeriSchools Academy staff are committed to fostering and enhancing student growth by providing effective instructional support dedicated to superior achievements. We share this goal to maintain high academic and social standards, to motivate, inspire and model for our students as we work together to learn and become active participants in our community. We are dedicated to fostering academic excellence through individualized, tuition-free instruction of core curriculum supported by enrichment and acceleration opportunities. To accomplish this mission, our goal is to teach integrated curriculum by utilizing multi-age ability groups for instruction. Come explore, grow and become a life-long learner with us.


Arizona School for the Arts
1410 N. Third St., Phoenix
602-257-1444 • goasa.org
Grades: 5-12

Founded in 1995, Arizona School for the Arts (ASA) is a nonprofit, public charter school committed to equity and access where no prior arts experience is required and all students are welcome. ASA is an innovative model in education with a concentration on college preparation through immersion in the performing arts. The school serves more than 840 students in grades 5 through 12, providing each student with two hours of performing arts education every day in addition to a rigorous academic curriculum. The school regularly receives high-level recognition for academic and civic excellence, Robotics, Mock Trial, and Model UN accolades, in addition to countless honors for every genre of the performing arts. ASA enjoys a diverse population of students from over 100 zip codes across the Valley and is located in downtown Phoenix.


BASIS Charter Schools

BASIS Charter Schools are tuition-free public charter schools offering an accelerated academic program that features the acclaimed K-12 BASIS Charter School Curriculum, which fuels critical thinking, problem-solving and creativity. Knowledgeable Subject Expert Teachers design engaging lessons that appeal to different learning styles and strengths, motivating students to master advanced content and grow as individuals. BASIS Charter School students learn to think critically, make interdisciplinary connections, and become self-motivated workers — ultimately leading to academic success. They also have the opportunity to explore topics of interest outside the classroom and gain important real-world experience.

Phoenix
13231 North 22nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85022
602-595-9870 • enrollBASIS.com
Grades: 6-12

Phoenix Central
201 E Indianola Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-559-5399 • enrollBASIS.com
Grades: K-5

Phoenix Primary
11850 N 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85028
602-598-0330 • enrollBASIS.com
Grades: K-5

Phoenix South
5700 S 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85041
480-447-1795 • enrollBASIS.com
Grades: K-6

Hirsch Academy
6535 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix
480-488-9362 • hirsch.teamcfa.school
Grades: K-6


We are an A-rated free charter school in South Scottsdale. We provide a high-quality personalized educational experience for every child. We know that every child learns at a different pace and needs support to be challenged and to be encouraged. We have small class sizes, highly qualified teachers and we provide small group and 1:1 instruction opportunities daily. Utilizing the Core Knowledge Language Arts curriculum, we embed many social studies and science concepts through our non-fiction reading units, and Singapore Math allows children to experience math in a visual and hands-on manner. Our daily Special Areas include STEM, Art, PE and Performing Arts. We also offer free after-school academic tutoring, music classes and various clubs. Enrollment: Year-round. Open house dates throughout the summer. Spring Festival every May.


Horizon Honors Elementary School
16233 S. 48th St., Phoenix
480-659-3100 • horizonhonorselementary.org
Grades: K-6

Horizon Honors Elementary is a public, tuition-free, charter school located in Ahwatukee. The school’s integrated, “gifted education for all” approach involves students solving real-life problems through cooperative, thematic, hands-on/minds-on experiences so students understand how their classes, like life, are linked together. In addition to an outstanding core curriculum, Horizon Honors Elementary provides Spanish, daily Physical Education, Music, Communications. Art, and extra-curricular clubs at all grade levels. The school is ranked an “A” school by the Arizona Department of Education.


Horizon Honors Secondary School
16233 S. 48th St., Phoenix
480-659-3000 • horizonhonorssecondary.org
Grades: 7-12

Ranked a “Best High School” by U.S. News & World Report, Horizon Honors is a public, tuition-free, charter school located in Ahwatukee. Horizon Honors offers a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum in a nurturing, small-school environment. Students are held to high academic standards and are offered an integrated approach that involves solving real-life problems through cooperative, thematic, hands-on/minds-on experiences. In addition to an outstanding core curriculum, the school offers AP and dual enrollment courses, as well comprehensive arts and athletics programs. Horizon Honors is ranked an “A” school by the Arizona Department of Education.


Legacy Traditional Schools

This A-rated, public charter K-8 district was founded in 2007 in Maricopa and now includes 16 Arizona campuses. In 2019, the Legacy schools earned more “A” ratings than any other K-8, tuition-free charter school network. Legacy Traditional Schools offers students a well-rounded and accelerated education. Character development, patriotism and citizenship underpin Legacy’s educational approach, while Saxon math and Spalding reading/writing as well as rigorous social studies, history, geography, and science programs form the basis of the curriculum. Highlights include PE (K-2), music (K-2), computers (K-6), art (K-6), Spanish (K-6), Mozart Musical Track (3-8) , Momentum Fitness Track (3-8) and a choice of numerous junior high electives. Eligible students may take part in Recognizing Individual Student Excellence (RISE) gifted program (1-8). All students may also join after-school clubs and extracurricular activities and/or try out for sports teams. Fee-based Legacy Kids care offers before-and after-school activities. Legacy teachers are all certified. Schools are accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED). Enrollment is ongoing.

Deer Valley
2747 W Union Hills Drive Phoenix, AZ 85027
602-422-9025 legacytraditional.org
Grades: K-8

Phoenix
4545 N 99th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85037
623-219-4320 legacytraditional.org
Grades: K-8


Metropolitan Arts Institute
1700 N. Seventh Ave., Phoenix
602-258-9500 • metro-arts.org
Grades: 7-12

Metropolitan Arts Institute is a college-preparatory charter school emphasizing arts (dance, film, music, theater and visual arts), excellence, authenticity, integrity and tolerance. Our mission is to help students set goals, master techniques and develop skills and self discipline. Metro prepares students for college and instills a life-long love of the creative process. We focus on developing academic and artistic excellence along with the social-emotional maturity and authenticity of each student. Honors coursework is available in conjunction with all standard core and elective courses. Tours offered every other Tuesday.


Reid Traditional Schools

Reid Traditional Schools is Arizona’s original traditional charter network. Our schools are “A”-rated — every school, every year. We have decades of experience helping children excel. If you’re looking for a curriculum that is laser-focused on facts instead of changing fads, if your child thrives in an orderly, respectful classroom, and deserves genuine praise based on his or her individual effort, then you’ve found your new school home. Now enrolling.

Valley Academy
1520 W. Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix
623-516-7747 • valleyacademy.com
Grades K-8

Painted Rock 
14800 N. 25th Drive, Phoenix
623-466-8855 • paintedrockacademy.com
Grades: K–8 and private preschool


Self Development Academy
1515 E. Indian School Rd Phoenix AZ 85014
602-675-0125 • selfdevelopmentacademy.com
Grades: K–8

The advanced K-8 Self Development Academy provides accelerated, enriched, and captivating curriculum focusing on critical and creative thinking. We believe that an individualized, nurturing environment allows students to thrive. Year after year our approach has proven successful-we rank in the top 10 in the state and top 15 in the country! Critical thinking is explored through our gifted program and our nationally recognized math and science program, teaching middle schoolers pre-calculus, physics, and other subjects traditionally taught in high school. Creative thinking is taught through an enrichment-based instructional model and our upcoming creative writing program. Exceptional futures start here. Enrollment: year-round.


Villa Montessori School
2802 E. Meadowbrook Ave., Phoenix
602-955-2210 • villamontessori.com
Grades: K–8; also offers private preschool

Growing greatness in mind, body and spirit. Villa is an American Montessori Society associate member school. As the first Montessori school in Phoenix (opened in 1964) and one of the first charter schools in Arizona (1995), Villa remains committed to finding innovative and effective ways of meeting the needs of children. Also offers private preschool.


Western School of Science and Technology
6515 W Indian School RD., Phoenix
(623) 249-3900 • western.cfacademy.school
Grades 7-12

Western School of Science and Technology is a tuition-free, public charter school in Phoenix, Arizona’s Maryvale neighborhood dedicated to ensuring that all students are ready for college and career after high school graduation. Our school puts an emphasis in STEM and we aim to be the first A-rated high school in Maryvale. Vamos Warriors! Enrollment is March 2022-August 2022.

PRESCOTT


BASIS Charter Schools
1901 Prescott Lakes Pkwy, Prescott, AZ 86301
928-277-0334 • enrollBASIS.com
Grades: K-12

BASIS Charter Schools are tuition-free public charter schools offering an accelerated academic program that features the acclaimed K-12 BASIS Charter School Curriculum, which fuels critical thinking, problem-solving and creativity. Knowledgeable Subject Expert Teachers design engaging lessons that appeal to different learning styles and strengths, motivating students to master advanced content and grow as individuals. BASIS Charter School students learn to think critically, make interdisciplinary connections, and become self-motivated workers — ultimately leading to academic success. They also have the opportunity to explore topics of interest outside the classroom and gain important real-world experience.

QUEEN CREEK


Heritage Academy
19705 E Germann Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142
480-969-5641 • heritageacademyaz.com/enroll
Grades: K-12


Leading Edge Academy
4815 West Hunt Highway Queen Creek, AZ 85142
480-633-0414 • leadingedgeacademy.com
Grades: K-8

The Leading Edge Academy is a six-campus K-12 charter school with locations in Gilbert, East Mesa, Queen Creek, Maricopa and online. We promote an emphasis on advanced academics and character development, utilizing a best practices/data-driven instruction model and current, research-based curriculum. Leading Edge Academy has a history of academic excellence and student achievement. Additionally, we use a values-based program to challenge our students to improve their character and enhance their relationships. These values are trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Our schools have small class sizes and a safe, family feel. Enrollment: Ongoing as openings are available.


Legacy Traditional Schools
41800 North Barnes Pkwy Queen Creek, Arizona 85140
480-655-5553 legacytraditional.org
Grades: K-8

This A-rated, public charter K-8 district was founded in 2007 in Maricopa and now includes 16 Arizona campuses. In 2019, the Legacy schools earned more “A” ratings than any other K-8, tuition-free charter school network. Legacy Traditional Schools offers students a well-rounded and accelerated education. Character development, patriotism and citizenship underpin Legacy’s educational approach, while Saxon math and Spalding reading/writing as well as rigorous social studies, history, geography, and science programs form the basis of the curriculum. Highlights include PE (K-2), music (K-2), computers (K-6), art (K-6), Spanish (K-6), Mozart Musical Track (3-8) , Momentum Fitness Track (3-8) and a choice of numerous junior high electives. Eligible students may take part in Recognizing Individual Student Excellence (RISE) gifted program (1-8). All students may also join after-school clubs and extracurricular activities and/or try out for sports teams. Fee-based Legacy Kids care offers before-and after-school activities. Legacy teachers are all certified. Schools are accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED). Enrollment is ongoing.

SAN TAN VALLEY


Legacy Traditional Schools
1679 W. Empire Blvd. San Tan Valley, AZ 85142
480-576-4600 legacytraditional.org
Grades: K-8

This A-rated, public charter K-8 district was founded in 2007 in Maricopa and now includes 16 Arizona campuses. In 2019, the Legacy schools earned more “A” ratings than any other K-8, tuition-free charter school network. Legacy Traditional Schools offers students a well-rounded and accelerated education. Character development, patriotism and citizenship underpin Legacy’s educational approach, while Saxon math and Spalding reading/writing as well as rigorous social studies, history, geography, and science programs form the basis of the curriculum. Highlights include PE (K-2), music (K-2), computers (K-6), art (K-6), Spanish (K-6), Mozart Musical Track (3-8) , Momentum Fitness Track (3-8) and a choice of numerous junior high electives. Eligible students may take part in Recognizing Individual Student Excellence (RISE) gifted program (1-8). All students may also join after-school clubs and extracurricular activities and/or try out for sports teams. Fee-based Legacy Kids care offers before-and after-school activities. Legacy teachers are all certified. Schools are accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED). Enrollment is ongoing.

SCOTTSDALE


Accelerated Learning Center
4105 E Shea Blvd., Phoenix
602-485-0309 • acceleratedlearningcenteraz.com
Grades: High school

Accelerated Learning Center is an is an “A” rated alternative high school with a traditional setting. For 24 years, ALC has been offering small classes, half-day sessions, certified teachers, and the opportunity for success. In addition to one-on-one interaction with teachers on campus, students have opportunities to earn additional credits outside of school. We believe that every student can learn, and at ALC we make a difference for students.


BASIS Charter Schools

BASIS Charter Schools are tuition-free public charter schools offering an accelerated academic program that features the acclaimed K-12 BASIS Charter School Curriculum, which fuels critical thinking, problem-solving and creativity. Knowledgeable Subject Expert Teachers design engaging lessons that appeal to different learning styles and strengths, motivating students to master advanced content and grow as individuals. BASIS Charter School students learn to think critically, make interdisciplinary connections, and become self-motivated workers — ultimately leading to academic success. They also have the opportunity to explore topics of interest outside the classroom and gain important real-world experience.

Scottsdale
10400 N 128th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85259
480-451-7500 • enrollBASIS.com
Grades: 5-12

Scottsdale Primary East
11440 N 136th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85259
480-391-1099 • enrollBASIS.com
Grades: K-4

Scottsdale Primary West
7496 E Tierra Buena Ln, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
480-900-1858 • enrollBASIS.com
Grades: K-4


Candeo Schools
7191 E Ashler Hills Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85266
623-923-9963 • candeoschools.com
Grades: K-8

Candeo Schools is a tuition-free, top performing K-8 charter school. We believe college preparation begins in elementary school, where cognitive growth is richest. Our rigorous classical liberal arts program is designed to meet the needs of children who thrive in an environment of academic intensity, challenge, curiosity, and wonder. Finally, who your children become is as important to us as the academic skills and knowledge they will amass.


Scottsdale Country Day School
10460 N. 56th St., Scottsdale • 480-452-5777 • scdsaz.com
Grades: K-8

Scottsdale Country Day School class sizes range from 15-22 students, which ensure teachers work with excellent ratios. All teachers are Arizona certified and have a real passion for educating children. SCDS has a modern and secure building, with a full-time police officer on campus. Specials such as art, music, entrepreneurship, P.E., Spanish, and STEM complement a rigorous, yet fun, academic program. Open enrollment while available; see tour dates online.

SURPRISE


Arizona Charter Academy
16025 N Dysart Rd, Surprise, AZ 85374
623-974-4959 • azcharter.com
Grades K-8


Calibre Academy
15688 W Acoma Dr, Surprise, AZ 85379
623-556-2179 • calibreacademy.com
Grades K-8


Legacy Traditional Schools

This A-rated, public charter K-8 district was founded in 2007 in Maricopa and now includes 16 Arizona campuses. In 2019, the Legacy schools earned more “A” ratings than any other K-8, tuition-free charter school network. Legacy Traditional Schools offers students a well-rounded and accelerated education. Character development, patriotism and citizenship underpin Legacy’s educational approach, while Saxon math and Spalding reading/writing as well as rigorous social studies, history, geography, and science programs form the basis of the curriculum. Highlights include PE (K-2), music (K-2), computers (K-6), art (K-6), Spanish (K-6), Mozart Musical Track (3-8) , Momentum Fitness Track (3-8) and a choice of numerous junior high electives. Eligible students may take part in Recognizing Individual Student Excellence (RISE) gifted program (1-8). All students may also join after-school clubs and extracurricular activities and/or try out for sports teams. Fee-based Legacy Kids care offers before-and after-school activities. Legacy teachers are all certified. Schools are accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED). Enrollment is ongoing.

Surprise
14506 West Sweetwater Ave Surprise, Arizona 85379
623-299-9820 • legacytraditional.org
Grades: K-8

West Surprise
17300 West Cactus Rd Surprise, AZ 85388
623-233-1800 • legacytraditional.org
Grades: K-8

TUCSON & SOUTHERN ARIZONA


Academies of Math and Science 
1557 W Prince Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705
520-293-2676 • amsschools.org
Grades: K-8

For over 22 years, Academies of Math and Science has provided K-8 students with an advanced, STEM-based, tuition-free education. Academies of Math and Science out-performed 83% of all K-8 schools servicing similar communities as measured by AzM2 composite scores. Providing excellent opportunities both in and outside the classroom with a variety of extracurricular activities. Transforming today’s scholars into tomorrow’s global visionaries, one scholar at a time.

BASIS Charter Schools

BASIS Charter Schools are tuition-free public charter schools offering an accelerated academic program that features the acclaimed K-12 BASIS Charter School Curriculum, which fuels critical thinking, problem-solving and creativity. Knowledgeable Subject Expert Teachers design engaging lessons that appeal to different learning styles and strengths, motivating students to master advanced content and grow as individuals. BASIS Charter School students learn to think critically, make interdisciplinary connections, and become self-motivated workers — ultimately leading to academic success. They also have the opportunity to explore topics of interest outside the classroom and gain important real-world experience.

Oro Valley
11155 N Oracle Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737
520-308-5220 • enrollBASIS.com
Grades: 6-12

Oro Valley Primary
11129 N Oracle Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737
520-812-5900 • enrollBASIS.com
Grades: K-5

Tucson North
5740 E River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85750
520-207-0076 • enrollBASIS.com
Grades: 5-12

Tucson Primary
3825 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85716
520-326-6367 • enrollBASIS.com
Grades: K-4


Legacy Traditional Schools

This A-rated, public charter K-8 district was founded in 2007 in Maricopa and now includes 16 Arizona campuses. In 2019, the Legacy schools earned more “A” ratings than any other K-8, tuition-free charter school network. Legacy Traditional Schools offers students a well-rounded and accelerated education. Character development, patriotism and citizenship underpin Legacy’s educational approach, while Saxon math and Spalding reading/writing as well as rigorous social studies, history, geography, and science programs form the basis of the curriculum. Highlights include PE (K-2), music (K-2), computers (K-6), art (K-6), Spanish (K-6), Mozart Musical Track (3-8) , Momentum Fitness Track (3-8) and a choice of numerous junior high electives. Eligible students may take part in Recognizing Individual Student Excellence (RISE) gifted program (1-8). All students may also join after-school clubs and extracurricular activities and/or try out for sports teams. Fee-based Legacy Kids care offers before-and after-school activities. Legacy teachers are all certified. Schools are accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED). Enrollment is ongoing.

East Tucson
9290 E Golf Links Rd. Tucson, AZ 85730
520-428-3010 • legacytraditional.org
Grades: K-8

Northwest Tucson
3500 West Cortaro Farms Rd. Tucson, Arizona 85742
520-505-3640 • legacytraditional.org
Grades: K-8


Math and Science Success Academy
434 W Lerdo Rd #6655, Tucson, AZ 85706
520-889-1504 • amsschools.org
Grades: K-8

For over 22 years, Academies of Math and Science has provided K-8 students with an advanced, STEM-based, tuition-free education. Academies of Math and Science out-performed 83% of all K-8 schools servicing similar communities as measured by AzM2 composite scores. Providing excellent opportunities both in and outside the classroom with a variety of extracurricular activities. Transforming today’s scholars into tomorrow’s global visionaries, one scholar at a time.

WADDELL


ALA West Foothills
17760 West Olive Ave Waddell, Arizona 85355
480-420-2101 https://www.alaschools.org/west-foothills
Grades K-12

American Leadership Academy is a K-12 tuition-free public charter school opening in Waddell, Arizona in August 2022! This NEW ALA campus in the West Valley will be conveniently located on Olive Ave and Citrus Road just West of the 303. ALA combines academic excellence and character development to create an exceptional educational experience where students can thrive as leaders in the classroom and in their community.

 

 

 

 


Benjamin Franklin Charter Schools
Four campuses in Gilbert and Queen Creek
bfcsaz.com
Grades: K-12

Founded in 1995, Benjamin Franklin Charter School was one of Arizona’s first charter schools, and we’ve been “Educating Arizona…One Student at a Time”™ ever since. We currently have three K-6 campuses that follow a Traditional/Classical Education Model and one 7-12 Classical/College Preparatory secondary school, all of which are tuition free. We offer our students an exceptional, well-rounded education, both in intellect and character. Our goal is to help our students become educated, responsible, and honorable citizens, who are ready to go out and change the world.


 


Imagine Schools
imagineschools.org

Imagine Schools-affiliated campuses operate in nine states and Washington, D.C. In Arizona, there are 12 campuses. College-preparatory elementary, middle and high schools emphasize individualized learning, character education, accelerated curriculum, high expectations and a values-based culture. All schools are accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED). Uniforms are required. PreK is offered at some K-8 campuses. Proprietary Imagine Schools Curriculum is aligned to Arizona state standards and is designed to help students develop deeper learning competencies required for success in college, career and civic life. Additional programs vary by campus and grade level but include Advanced Placement, Character Counts, National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society, athletics and many more opportunities.

 

 


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