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For over a quarter of a century, the Reid family and friends have dedicated their lives to providing a superior public education to elementary students. In 1995, concerned about the public school system, they worked to create a challenging, respectful learning environment for their own children. Since then, thousands of children have benefited from the hard work and focused vision of these parents. We invite your family to participate in the vision with your students at Valley Academy or Painted Rock Academy. Our schools offer enrollment to students in Kindergarten through 8th grade, and we offer a private preschool for four-year-old children.

Our office hours are Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Our summer hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and we are closed June 29 to July 3.


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Our Achievements

Valley Academy Is a

Blue Ribbon School

Reid Traditional Schools was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education in 2014. The award was given in honor of Valley Academy being an “exemplary high performing school.” Only four Arizona schools received the award that year, and Valley Academy was the only charter school to do so. Mrs. Victoria Wilber, RTS Valley Academy Principal says, “This is one of the most prestigious awards a school can attain, and I am so proud of our dedicated, talented teachers and smart, hard-working students.” Reid Traditional Schools’ Valley Academy was one of the first charter schools founded in Arizona. Since 1995, the school has consistently received the top available rating from the Arizona Department of Education. Mrs. Wilber explains, “We attribute this 20-plus-year record of academic success to our unwavering dedication to traditional education and our team’s commitment to continuous improvement.”

Painted Rock Academy Named Charter School of the Year

The Arizona Charter Schools Association has named Painted Rock Academy the 2017 Charter School of the Year, stating the school has “established itself as a model of consistency” in its academics, continuing to earn “A” ratings every year the labels have been given. The Association stated “a stable, committed group of teachers and strong parental involvement are the hallmarks of Painted Rock’s success.”

Read the full press release here. Congratulations to Principal Joshua Bauer and Assistant Principal Robin Harper, along with the PRA faculty, staff, students, and parents whose teamwork and dedication earned the school this well-deserved honor. Apply for enrollment at Painted Rock Academy here.

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Valley Academy Volleyball Plays in New Gymnasium

By Reid Traditional Schools | September 19, 2017

Valley Academy Girls’ Volleyball had the honor of being the first team to play a regulation match in the new gymnasium on September 12th. The first set of the match was a win for the Coyotes! Fans enjoyed the bleacher seating and the air conditioning while cheering on their teams…. 0

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By Reid Traditional Schools | September 18, 2017

New shade structures at RTS Painted Rock Academy have made working after-school pickup and cheering for the Hawks much more pleasant this fall. Thanks to our generous Painted Rock Academy families, their parent organization was able to install awnings over the north pickup waiting area and over the sports court… 0

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Valley Gymnasium Court Floors Painted

By Reid Traditional Schools | August 10, 2017

The finishing touches are happening in the Valley Academy gym! The old PE building has been demolished, officially ending the “Era of Portables.” Exterior touch up painting is done. The wood floor was laid and court lines were painted. Each color in the center court logo had a separate mask… 0

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