FAQ’s

Q: Why should my student select your school?
A: Imagine Prep is a tuition-free college preparatory school preparing students for college, career, and life. Imagine Prep is high energy, high-tech, and highly personalized. Here, academics are rigorous, not rigid, and students are empowered to learn at the speed of their personal potential… and live up to it!

Imagine Prep is a smaller learning community made up of students who want to be here, great teachers who share the same educational philosophy, a supportive administration and an enriching environment for students in grades 9 – 11. Imagine Prep has a proven curriculum aligned to state standards. Grades and student progress can be viewed on line to keep parents informed.

Q: Can I attend your school?
A: As long as there is available space, anyone may attend any charter school in Arizona by completing the enrollment process. We do not accept students that have been expelled or are in the process of being expelled from another educational institution.

Q: What are the attendance boundaries for the charter school?
A: Any student living in Arizona may attend.

Q: Is this Your Only School in Operation?
A: Imagine Schools is an organization, comprised mostly of teachers, that operates 51 public charter schools and independent schools in 11 states and the District of Columbia.

Our mission is to help parents and guardians educate their children by creating learning communities of achievement and hope. Imagine Schools was founded with the goal of restoring vision and purpose to schools and returning parents and guardians to full participation in the education of their children.

Q: What is an Advanced Placement (AP) Course?
A: AP can change your life. Through college-level AP courses, you enter a universe of knowledge that might otherwise remain unexplored in high school; through AP Exams, you have the opportunity to earn credit or advanced standing at most of the nation’s colleges and universities.

List of AP courses and their descriptions – read here

Q: Does Imagine Prep provide transportation?
A: Yes we do. Contact the front office for details.

Q: What is a charter school?
A: Charter schools are independently operated public schools. There is no charge to parents because funding comes from state and local taxes. Charter schools must meet the same academic requirements as traditional public schools but are also directly accountable to parents.

Q: What sets Imagine Schools apart from other schools?
A: First, at Imagine Schools we believe that our mission is to support and help parents and guardians fulfill their responsibility for the education of their child. Therefore, we work hard to involve parents in their child’s education at school and at home. For us, parent satisfaction is a key indicator of our success.

Second, we pay attention to results. Each of our schools is committed to continuous improvement and success in six important measures of excellence: living under shared values of integrity, justice and fun; academic achievement; parent choice and satisfaction; positive character development; economic sustainability, and development of new schools.

Third, we work to create the most fun learning and working environment possible in our schools. We believe that every person is talented and wants to make a positive contribution to his or her school. We strive to help students become active, responsible learners. A joy-filled workplace requires that every adult is allowed to participate in decision-making, take action, and is held accountable for the results.

Q: How much does it cost to send my child to an Imagine School?
A: Imagine Schools are publicly funded charter schools. There is no tuition charged to attend a charter school. Imagine Schools also operates two tuition-based independent schools in Florida and Missouri.

Q: Are Imagine Schools’ teachers certified?
A: Every Imagine Schools’ teacher meets or exceeds state and federal teaching requirements. All of our teachers hold at least a Bachelor’s degree and must demonstrate competence in the areas they teach. Most importantly, we recruit and hire teachers who are committed to upholding Imagine’s Shared Values and Six Measures of Excellence for every student in the school. Our teachers are screened thoroughly and interviewed by the school’s principal and staff.