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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
About Arizona College Prep Academy (ACPA)...
Address
3434 E Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85716
Telephone
(520) 722-1200

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Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
Interview Required
Required/Recommended Tests
From Arizona College Prep Academy (ACPA)

Our rapidly changing world creates a need for our children to develop skills that make sense today and also for tomorrows we cannot entirely predict. A global economy, constantly changing technology, and complex problems that exist in our world require new types of skills and readiness. ACPA knows this! Our graduates flourish in college and their careers because they have learned how to think creatively and critically, be adaptable and flexible, innovate and collaborate, inquire and reflect, and communicate through a variety of mediums. These skills serve ACPA grads well wherever their future paths may lead.

Arizona College Prep Academy (ACPA) Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
89%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1010
12 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$37,973
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$772
National
$949
Median Home Value
$132,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 70 responses
Report
  • Dances/Prom
    20%
  • San Diego Trip
    17%
  • Student/Teacher Auction
    17%
  • Spirit Weeks
    13%
  • Fundraisers
    11%
  • Hand prints of all the seniors
    6%
  • Orientation
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
160
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses

Arizona College Prep Academy (ACPA) Reviews

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I am an ACPA alumni. I have never met a more dedicated group of teachers and staff who are always willing to go above and beyond for each individual student. During my time at ACPA I was introduced to a way of learning that allowed me to truly connect the information I was receiving with my own interests, talents, and abilities. The teachers challenged me in ways I hadn't experienced at previous schools and their encouragement and guidance taught me how to approach the world with confidence and curiosity. The best part about ACPA is the sense of community it instills in you. We were encouraged to know everyone in our school, not just our class, and to have conversations that would foster appreciation for each individual and their experiences. I would and do recommend this school to everyone, as it made a rebellious, know-it-all like me say, "This is what it's about."
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I have the pleasure of interacting with several ACPA students as they have moved on to college and careers. One of the things that is very gratifying is that these students reflect back on their time at ACPA as a time where they learned to "think" about thinking, where they learned how to reflect on their thinking and actions, where they learned how to advocate for themselves and where they learned the value of participating in a greater community. One doesn't see these outcomes on a standardized test ; however, they are the the intrinsic values and practices that make for well balanced, productive members of society. Thanks to the staff - who work so effectively with the young people attending ACPA.
I was immediately welcomed in as a new Griffin. Quite unexpected for my experience, but it is a positive thing that you don't expect. In terms of academics, the teachers plan activities that are more in the field of "hands-on" and collaborative. The overall environment of the school is calming and refreshing; you get to know most, if not all of your fellow peers during lunch and passing periods. It's presented as a rather friendly and open environment, along with the large diversity of students that attend ACPA. When it comes to things I'd personally like to see change, one of those things would be an increase in the class difficulty. I personally believe that we could be challenged a little bit more than we are already, since we are a college prep school. As a whole, I would recommend Arizona College Prep Academy to anyone who prefers a small environment and is looking to go to college in the future.