La Paloma Academy

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Basic Information

Address: 2050 N. Wilmot Rd. Tucson, AZ 85712
County: Pima
Phone Number: (520)721-4205
Fax Number: (520)721-4263
Principal: William Rubasch

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Additional Information

School Type: Charter
Grade Level: K-5, 6-8
Founded: 2002
School Setting:

La Paloma Academy focuses on family values, implementing the six pillars of character. Teaching includes student collaboration and learning groups--centered on balanced literacy. Students are required to wear uniforms. La Paloma Academy offers back to the basics teaching and promotes critical thinking and higher-learning levels. The goal is to have happy students, working in their classrooms, and being good citizens at school and in the community.

School Schedule (Hours in Day): 8:15-3:30-Jr. High and 8:30-3:15-K-6th grade
School Days in Calendar Year: 180
School Holidays: Labor Day, Fall Break, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Break, Winter Vacation, Martin Luther King Jr., Rodeo Vacation, Spring Recess
School Colors: Red, White, and Blue
School Size: 2 school locations--student enrollment between 700 and 850
Classroom Size: 25-30
Classroom Teachers: All highly qualified teachers
Student/Teacher Ratio: 1:25-30; Kindergarten 2:25
Support Services:

Two school counselors located at each site, Homeless Liaison, Bully Prevention Specialists

Camp Programs: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
Summer School: No
PTA Organization: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

There is a computer lab on campus that all the students use each week. In addition, there is a computer in every classroom.

School Championships:

Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Girls Volleyball, Boys Soccer, Girl Soccer, Football

School Clubs:

Student Council, Chess Club, Drama

Lunch Availability: School lunches served every day
Parking Spaces/Availability:

Parking spaces located in the front of the school

Uniform Guidelines:

Students must wear red, white, or navy polo-styled collared shirts. Pants and shorts must be docker-style navy or khaki. Students 4th grade and above need to wear a belt.

Mission Statement:

La Paloma Academy is committed to providing the highest quality education where children can achieve their full academic potential. This is accomplished by individualized instruction in core curriculum, low teacher-student ratios and a qualified teaching staff. Our goal is to provide a safe, structured environment, which encourages the development of strong family values, where a child becomes not only a well-rounded scholastic student but also a life-long responsible citizen.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Our educational philosophy is that all students can learn. Student learn best when able to actively engage and think with one another. Students are encouraged to collaborate on projects and use higher-level thinking skills. Is is the belief of La Paloma Academy that all students can learn and grown. Teachers must find ways to challenge every student at their individual learning levels.

Enrollment Characteristics: Open enrollment
School History:

La Paloma Academy was founded by Raena Janes. The school began with one site and 350 students. Today La Paloma Academy has grown to two schools, serving over 1300 students.

Notable Graduates:

Many 8th grade graduates from La Paloma Academy have been accepted into top high schools including University High School.

Programs and Services:

La Paloma Academy has a free before and after school program; sports program including soccer, football, volleyball, and basketball; counseling services; and family activities including movie night and bingo night.

Notes/School Information:

 La Paloma Academy-Central is located off of Wilmot Rd. The phone number for the Central site is (520) 721-4205. La Paloma Academy-Lakeside is located off of Golflinks, east of Pantano. The phone number for La Paloma Academy-Lakeside is (520) 733-7373. The first day of school is August 12, 2010 and the last day is May 25, 2011.