Chandler Preparatory Academy, a public school within the esteemed Great Hearts network, has been recognized as the top performing school district in Arizona by Niche, a national database offering unique insights into more than 120,000 K-12 schools.
In total, four prep schools within the Great Hearts network achieved top spots in the ranking of Arizona charter high schools: Chandler Prep at No. 3, Veritas Prep at No. 4, Glendale Prep at No. 5 and Arete Prep at No. 11.
These rankings take into account key factors such as the strength of academics, quality of teachers, school resources, the quality of student life, as well as student and parent reviews, in an attempt to measure the overall excellence of the school.
“Great Hearts academies provide an unparalleled liberal arts education that encourages students to grow into focused and mature leaders,” said Interim CEO Christine Jones. “It’s wonderful to see our academies recognized by such a comprehensive ranking system, which reflects so many of the factors we value in our educational model.”
About Great Hearts Academies:
A Great Hearts education transforms students into leaders prepared for the 21st century by teaching the skills necessary for success: the ability to innovate through creativity, the ability to communicate clearly, the ability to apply critical thought through analysis and questioning the world around us, and through building virtue and character in order to demonstrate ethical judgment and integrity.
- The Great Hearts SAT average over the past four years is 1830, a steady 300+ point advantage over the national average.
- 98% of Great Hearts graduates immediately attend universities and colleges, with 2% participating in military service or a gap year.
- 54% of Great Hearts graduates pursue a STEM-focused course of study in college.
- The 270 graduates in the Great Hearts Class of 2015 (across six academies) were offered nearly $30M in scholarships and were invited to attend the most prestigious universities in the country.