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>>All four of our schools are open for tours<<

**Alta Mesa Campus K-8:  480-807-1100**

(AdvancEd / NCA accredited)

—5761 E. Brown Rd., Mesa—

School hours 8:30-3:35, office hours 8:00-4:30

**Gilbert Campus 7-12:  480-635-9400**

(AdvancEd / NCA accredited)

—4055 E. Warner Rd., Gilbert—

School hours 8:15-2:50, office hours 8:00-4:30

**Stapley Campus”Back to Basics” K-6:  480-834-6202**

—851 N. Stapley Dr., Mesa—

School hours 7:55-3:00, office hours 7:30-4:00

**Warner Campus K-6:  480-248-8025

—3939 E. Warner Rd., Gilbert—

School hours 8:30-2:50, office hours 8:00-4:30

  • nca 2-If you are looking for a safe, family friendly school to enroll your child where academics are rigorous and performing arts are part of the curriculum, please feel free to visit our schools at the location of choice. Enrollment documents for each school are in the enrollment page on this website or may be picked up at the school office. School tours are available to you at any time.

-When you come to your child’s school to register, please be sure to bring the following documents with you:

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  • Proof of Immunizations::

  • Proof of Residency::

  • Records from previous school (if transferring)::

  • Parent Photo ID::

Kindergarten:

LFPA offers full day Kindergarten at our 3 elementary schools. Please remember that your child needs to be age five before September 1st in order to enter kindergarten. Please contact the school or stop in to meet the kindergarten teacher.

 

 

 

 

school lettering and doorsView essay as written with photos by Rebekah Douglas, LFPA Paraprofessional:  Public Charter Schools Facilitate Cultural Work (406)

Public charter schools are major cultural workers in Arizona. These schools are a hot and controversial topic throughout the United States and Arizona has developed a reputation for being included in this conversation. Being such a broad and multi-faceted subject, I would like to focus on one school in particular. This school, although small, exemplifies how charter schools have the potential to move away from the one-size-fits-all educational approach and toward a more individualized education. Through this approach, a culture is created that strengthens the student in their personal journey of self-discovery, encouraging creativity and a personal identity, and producing strong individuals ready to face life’s challenges.boys in hall with guitars

Learning Foundation and Performing Arts (LFPA) was founded with the vision to create a school that would provide and balance strong academics and fine arts programs, providing an education that would meet and embrace the whole student.

“In a public school, classes are a lot bigger so you either get the material and pass or you don’t and you fail. I feel like, here, there’s a lot more opportunity to work one-on-one with the teacher and really understand what’s going on in class,” explains a senior student at LFPA.  LFPA nurtures a culture that is focused on the individual student. The school is comparatively small and the faculty and staff really work hard to form meaningful relationships with each student. They work together to make sure each student feels they have an adult they can go to for help and support.

students at desks“This school is really non-judgmental. I think that in public schools there is bullying if you’re different or don’t fit the mold. You don’t see that here. Everyone is just themselves and it’s really cool,” another student confides. There is an all-over atmosphere of acceptance and unity at LFPA. Students are prepared to enter the world after graduation with a unique confidence and sense of self.

students on stageLearning Foundations and Performing Arts, a public charter school, is indeed a great cultural worker here in Arizona. LFPA provides a choice to students in their educational journey. Students are able to cater their education to their interests and desires; to explore different avenues of creativity at a school where a variety of academic and artistic courses are available; and, are immersed in a specific school culture that encourages individuality, learning, growth, unity, and communication. LFPA promotes an individualized approach to education and illustrates the potential for public charter schools to facilitate this kind of cultural work.

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It is my pleasure to welcome families to another great school year at LFPA. Our entire staff is so excited to have our classrooms and hallways filled with the positive energy and enthusiasm of our students. In order to strive to meet our vision it is our duty to make every student feel welcomed, valued, and connected to our LFPA community. Additionally, we will aim to challenge your child by setting high expectations that promote personal and academic growth. This will ensure your child is prepared to meet the increasing demands of college and career readiness. At LFPA we have dedicated teachers that spend hours planning learning activities that engage our students in higher level thinking and learning. Our teachers exercise research based best practices, and understand the unique learning needs of each student.

We ask that parents, students, teachers, and administrators work together this year as a unified family to support our efforts to ensure the safety and well being of all of our students. As parents, you play an integral role as part of the responsibility that will effect your child’s success in school. Your efforts to support our school policies and procedures, and support your child’s academic work will help your child achieve both academic and personal success, and provide your child a positive outlook on school. Please be sure to download the Dojo app and check the school and class stories frequently. Get to know your child’s teacher and stay updated on class and school events. I would also like to encourage you to get involved in our school improvement efforts throughout the year and join us at quarterly school improvement meetings. We are thrilled with the additions for this year that include of our new reading library, before and aftercare room, and indoor P.E. room.

I am extremely excited to share this school year with you and your child. Please take a moment to stop by the office and introduce your self, or just say hi! I can’t emphasize enough that building a strong partnership between home and school is so important and pivotal to your child’s educational journey.

Thank you for choosing and entrusting LFPA as we embark on a wonderful year full of academic adventures!

Educationally yours,

Nikki Triggs-Valle

Alta Mesa Principal

Click on “Enrollment” on the menu in this website to download an enrollment packet or stop by the school for a tour and enrollment.

Wolf Logo newThe LFPA varsity boys basketball team ended the regular season with an 11-3 record.  The team won four straight post-season games to walk away with the CAA Division I state championship.  Also, the MVP trophy was awarded to the LFPA team’s top scoring player. The team hopes to continue this success next year with all current players returning to LFPA to play for at least one more year.BB Champs 2016 jumping

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The Soundsations recently performed in an outdoor competition at California Adventure and placed second runner up as well as winning best character award at the FAME show choir national championships in Hollywood California

Visit the performing arts department web site at http://www.lfperformingartsdepartment.webs.com

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***IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT LFPA SCHOOLS***

At LFPA schools we value our parents as working partners. In order to have successful school/home partnerships we feel it is important for parents to be knowledgeable about the many components that are involved in the education of our students. We ask that you take a moment to read over the following important points and contact your school or the district if there are any topics you would like more information on.

1. Are you aware of your schools mission and vision? If you are unsure of the school’s purpose we encourage you to read the mission and vision statements posted at the school, on the website and in the student handbook. We are proud of being devoted to what we do, and hope that you share in our pride by helping your student(s) to be aware of and understand the goals of their school. We hope that you will talk to your children regularly about our mission and vision.

2. Are you aware of our School Improvement Plan and ongoing efforts to improve the quality of education your child receives? The School Improvement Plan is an on going process. We hold quarterly School Improvement meetings to address and revisit school goals. The schools continually review and revise strategies and improvement actions as part of our school improvement process. We encourage you to join us at School Improvement meetings and we value your input as stakeholders.

3. Are you aware of support services offered at your school? We are proud to offer multiple support services at our schools. We have an excellent special education team to address the needs of students with disabilities. We also offer Title One support services and tutoring to academically at-risk students. We also offer Acuity At Home to all students. This online student portal allows students to focus on specific educational needs. Acuity tailors the individual needs of all students by identifying strengths and weaknesses. This allows students to focus on academic gaps, as well as, be challenged with academic strengths.

4. Are you aware of our school’s governing board? At LFPA we have a governing board that helps with all important school decisions. The governing board oversees all operations. This includes school policy, school budgets, curriculum, etc. Governing board meeting notices are always posted on our front door at least 48 hours before meetings and on our website.

5. Are you aware of what goes on in your child’s classroom and how to communicate regularly with teachers? Our teachers are required to post class objectives in visible areas of the classroom. You are welcome to visit your child’s class and view the objective board any time. Feel free to ask teachers questions about your child’s specific learning needs, curriculum, etc. Parents may always reach teachers by direct phone calls or email. Responses to questions, comments, or concerns will always be addressed within 24 business hours.

6. Are you aware you should be talking with your student regularly about what he or she is learning at school? We implore you to communicate regularly with your child about what is going on in the classroom. Here are some ideas to help engage your child in school discussions.

    • Ask your child if he/she understands the learning expectations in school.
    • Ask your child to explain lessons they have learned and to provide you examples on how those lessons relate to every day life.
    • Ask your child what type of assessments they are taking in school.
    • Ask your child what adult advocate they have at school who they could depend on and trust. Who is that adult? How do they help your child? What does he/she do to help your child feel safe and encouraged?

We hope this message is informative for our families. We encourage feedback from our families should you ever have questions, comments, or suggestions. Thank you for trusting LFPA to meet the academic needs of your children.

Kind Regards,

LFPA Administration

7-12 Learning Foundation

Performing Arts Gilbert

4055 E. Warner Rd., Gilbert AZ 85296
(480) 635-9400

K-8 Learning Foundation

Performing Arts Alta Mesa

5761 E Brown Rd., Mesa AZ 85205
(480) 807-1100

"K-6 Learning Foundation"

851 N. Stapley, Mesa 480-834-6202

"K-6 LFPA Warner"

3939 E. Warner, Gilbert 480-248-8025