AZACS Campuses

"We teach the way children with autism learn."

AZACS offers several campuses in Phoenix, the West Valley and Tucson to meet families’ needs. AZACS also offers an accredited Online School for grades K-12. Each campus offers programs for children at all levels of the autism spectrum.

Campus Locations

Early Learning Center

Our Early Learning Center is located at:

1445 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ 85014
PHONE: (602) 883-7500

Serves students: K-3

 

This school offers the best in early childhood education and best practices for children with autism grounded in the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)We offer small class sizes with an average student to staff ratio of 3 to 1.  Classrooms are supported by a Program Manager, an Instructional Lead Teacher and Behavior Specialists. Therapeutic services may include Speech and Occupational Therapy if those services are in a student’s IEP.  Music Therapists, Art and Physical Education are the special classes offered to our youngest learners.

 

For more information about the AZACS Early Learning Center, please contact Director, Patrick Masson at PMasson@autismcharter.org or ABA Campus Director Mogus Gabre at MGabre@autismcharter.org.

Main Campus

Our Main Campus is located at:

4125 N. 14th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85014
PHONE: (602) 882-5544

Serves students: 4-12 

 

Our main campus houses our Elementary School and Upper School. 

 

Elementary School

Grades 4-6 served at the Main Campus.

 

The school offers programs grounded in the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to help students access academic learning in the areas of Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. This school offers small class sizes, with 8-10 students per classroom and groups students based on abilities and needs. The student to staff ratio is an average of 3 to 1. While programming is tailored to meet students' specific needs, there are three types of programs to serve students at different levels of the autism spectrum. 

  • Academic Program, for students working at or near grade level  
  • Modified Academic Program, for students needing modifications to the general curriculum 
  • Functional Academic Program, for students with intensive needs 

Students receive academic instruction in their regular classroom led by an Instructional Lead Teacher supported by Program Managers. Classrooms are also supported by behavior specialists who serve as classroom assistants. Our elementary program also offers specials such as Music Therapy, Art, Dance and Physical Education. AZACS is a proud WozEd Pathway School and offers STEAM and project based learning through the WozEd curriculum. 

 

For more information about the AZACS Elementary School, contact our Elementary School Director, Tracy Malcom at TMalcom@autismcharter.org or ABA Campus Director, Carla Smith at CSmith@autismcharter.org.

 

Upper School Campus

Grades 7-12 served at the Main Campus.   

 

The AZACS Middle School and High School program is unique in that it offers special education students the opportunity to rotate to different teachers for each subject area. To serve students with diverse learning needs, there are three types of programs offered; 

  • Academic Program, for students working at or near grade level
  • Modified Academic Program, for students needing modifications to the general education curriculum 
  • Functional Academic Program for students with intensive needs

Students have a block schedule and rotate to classes including English/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Life Skills, and Fine Arts. Specials include Music, Arts, Ballroom Dance and P.E. All programs are supported by behavior specialists who serve as classroom assistants.

 

High School students in grades 9-12 also rotate to subject area teachers and receive high school credits toward a state accredited diploma. High School students have the opportunity to engage in our Transition Program, the  Post-secondary Innovation and Entrepreneurial Career Education (PIECE) Academy. This program offers career readiness courses in fields such as Technology, Culinary Arts and STEAM. AZACS is a proud WozEd Pathway School and offers STEAM and project based learning through the WozEd curriculum.

 

For more information about the AZACS Upper Campus contact Upper Campus Director Denise Ballard at dballard@autismcharter.org or our ABA Campus Director, Allan Smith at ASmith@autismcharter.org

West Valley Campus

Our West Valley Campus is located at:

11039 W Olive Ave.
Peoria, AZ 85345
PHONE: (602) 283-5994

Serves students: K-5 (this campus will grow by one grade each year) 

 

Like our Phoenix campuses, this school offers programming grounded in the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. This school offers small class sizes with an average 3 to1 student to staff ratio.  Classrooms are led by an Instructional Lead Teacher along with behavior specialists serving as classroom assistants. Music Therapy, Arts, Physical Education and Dance are the special classes offered at the West Valley Campus. AZACS is a proud WozEd Pathway School and offers STEAM and project based learning through the WozEd curriculum. There are three types of programs to meet the needs of students at all levels of the autism spectrum: 

  • Academic Program, for students working at or near grade level
  • Modified Academic Program, for students needing modifications to the general education curriculum 
  • Functional Academic Program for students with intensive needs

 

For more information about our West Valley Campus, contact Jennifer Humpal at jhumpal@autismcharter.org or ABA Campus Director Michelle Downie at MDownie@autismcharter.org.

Tucson Upper School Campus

Our new Tucson Upper School Campus is located at:

1300 S. Belvedere Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85711
PHONE: (520) 372-0660

Serves students: 6-12

 

This campus will align with programming offered at our Phoenix sites. The program will be grounded in the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to support students behavioral goals and skill acquisition goals. Students will rotate to subject area teachers and will participate in English/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and various electives. Students will also participate in STEAM and project based learning through the WozEd curriculum. HIgh School students will earn credits toward a state accredited diploma. Three types of programs will be offered to serve students at all levels of the autism spectrum. 

  • Academic Program, for students working at or near grade level
  • Modified Academic Program, for students needing modifications to the general education curriculum 
  • Functional Academic Program for students with intensive needs

 

For more information about our Tucson Upper School Campus contact Chief of Staff, Lisa Long at LLong@autismcharter.org.