Six academies within the high-performing Great Hearts public charter school network were listed among the Top 20 Charter Schools in Metro Phoenix this week, as reported by the Phoenix Business Journal. These rankings were produced by Maps & Facts Unlimited, Inc., a Phoenix-based data mapping company who calculated these metrics by averaging the percent of students “proficient” or “highly proficient” in English Language Arts and Math. These classifications by the Arizona Department of Education reflect AzMERIT test results for 2015.
“Great Hearts is committed to providing students with an enriching and academically rigorous education that transforms them into great-hearted leaders,” said Interim CEO Christine Jones. “It’s exciting to see our students’ performance recognized across the Valley, particularly as it relates to data on a brand-new test.”
Great Hearts is the largest provider of classical education in the country, serving more than 13,000 students at 29 public schools in greater Phoenix, Ariz. and San Antonio and Irving, Tex., with waitlists that exceed enrollment. Great Hearts provides a robust liberal arts curriculum incorporating advanced math and science, a focus on the arts and foreign language, and a range of extra-curricular activities and athletics. Parents interested in having their student attend a Great Hearts academy can apply online at www.greatheartsaz.org.
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.