Frequently Asked Questions

How much does tuition cost at Reid Traditional Schools?

There is no tuition charged at Reid Traditional Schools. Charter schools are funded through tax revenue on a per-pupil basis, for all students in half-day kindergarten through eighth grade. Tuition is charged for the optional afternoon kindergarten program.

Are Reid Traditional Schools’ teachers highly qualified?

Yes. The school meets all Arizona Department of Education requirements for Highly Qualified Teachers. Teacher credentials and qualifications are available for public review in the school office.

What are the school hours and school year schedule?

School starts at 8:00 for all students.  Half-day kindergarten students are released at 11:05 a.m.  First and second grade classes end at 2:15 p.m.  All other students are released at 3:15 p.m. The school generally runs from mid-August to late May. Additionally, we offer before and after school care programs to help you plan your schedule.


What are the boundaries for attending your schools?

Public charter schools do not use boundaries for enrollment; you may apply to our schools no matter where in Arizona you live.

Does Reid Traditional Schools supply transportation to and from school?

Reid Traditional Schools does not supply transportation. Students from all parts of the valley attend Reid Traditional Schools, making busing very difficult. Our schools are located near city bus routes. Parents unable to arrange transportation at designated times may take advantage of the before and after school programs.


Do Reid Traditional Schools students wear uniforms?

Yes, uniforms are required at Reid Traditional Schools. The uniforms are simple, modest, affordable, and available at many local stores. Polo shirts and turtlenecks in green, white, light blue, or navy blue are worn with navy blue or khaki skirts, skorts, shorts, or pants. A detailed uniform policy is printed in the student handbook or click the button below.


Does Reid Traditional Schools have a lunch program?

Yes. Hot, nutritional lunches, complete with a salad bar, are available each day.

Are the schools financially stable?

Absolutely. Reid Traditional Schools employs professionals to perform financial management services. The Board of Directors reviews financial records each month and hires an independent accountant to audit the financial records each year. Financial information is open to the public and may be viewed in the front office.

Where do parents fit in?

Parents are encouraged to be active participants in their child’s education. Parents may assist in classrooms as in other schools, but unlike other schools, parents have a definite voice in textbook selection, curriculum changes, and many policies and procedures.

Are there programs available before and after school?” 

Yes. There are three optional extensions to the school day available. For Kindergarten students, we offer All Day Kindergarten for a fee. First and second graders may participate in the Academic Arcade.  All K-8 students may join Boulder Club, our main before and after school care program.


Are extra-curricular activities available?

Yes. Extra curricular activities are available based on student interest and teacher availability. Band, Chorus, sports, and clubs are available before and after the regular school day.

Does Reid Traditional Schools have Pep Rallies and pull-out programs?

Yes, at times, but these programs are carefully scheduled to avoid interruptions to the school day. Students attend one field trip per year. Classroom interruptions are kept to a minimum, and academic time is treasured.

How can I donate to Reid Traditional Schools?

Donations are always greatly appreciated. You may donate directly to the school through our online payment method by clicking one of the buttons below, by mailing a check to the school, or you may call the school office. Most donations are tax deductible. And… thank you.


Do You Have Other Questions?

We look forward to hearing from you and being of service.  If you have additional questions or would like to schedule a tour at one of our schools with your child, please contact us.

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