OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR IS NOVEMBER 1-30.

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1. Mission

To grow wisdom and virtue for a life well lived through rigorous knowledge-based schooling in the classical liberal arts.

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2. PHILOSOPHY

We believe college preparation begins in elementary school. We understand the rich, cognitive growth that occurs in the early years of life and take full advantage of the opportunity...

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3. Resolve

We, the entire staff at Candeo Schools, will accomplish our mission with competence and character, establishing trust internally and externally. We will emerge a leader in education as we consistently demonstrate excellence...

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  • I chose Candeo because it offers a rich knowledge based curriculum... My 5-year-old accurately explained the life cycle of plants as we planted our fall garden at home!
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  • After 6 years of teaching, finding Candeo was the breath of fresh air I was looking for! I've finally found an environment where I can thrive! Candeo puts respect and professionalism back into teaching. Candeo also sets high expectations for both teachers and students. While meeting those expectations, I have the trust and flexibility to do what's best for students.
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  • With everything going on right now take a look at Candeo. You won’t be disappointed. They teach core values, real history, and start the day with the Pledge of Allegiance. They’re a step above.
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  • I'm blessed to have the opportunity to do what I love every single day in a joyful environment filled with rigor and knowledge-building. I'm also surrounded by colleagues who believe in our mission and work together to meet it. This place provides the type of education and environment I would have loved to experience as a child.
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  • I love that the elementary children are getting a well-rounded education! My son was learning about things in 2nd grade that I didn't even know about until high school. There is something magical about Candeo that allows children to grow and flourish.
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  • At Candeo there is a large emphasis on building positive and respectful relationships with staff, parents, students, and other teachers. We demonstrate this with the acronym R.E.A.C.H. (Respect, Effort, Alacrity, Civility, and Heart). At Candeo, we do not only care about getting good test scores, but also about creating students to become a well rounded individual in all areas.
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Rankings and Awards

Since its inception in 2008, Candeo has performed in the top 1% of all schools in the state. As shown below, Candeo more than doubles the performance levels of other schools in Reading, Science, Math, and Writing.

Candeo
Charter
Arizona
Reading
Science
Math
Writing
NATIONALLY ACCREDITED SCHOOL (AdvancEd/NCA)
RATED A+ AND EXCELLING SINCE INCEPTION (AZ DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION)
RANKED TOP 1% OF ALL ARIZONA SCHOOLS SINCE INCEPTION
FINALIST, CHARTER SCHOOL OF THE YEAR, 2013 (ARIZONA CHARTER SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION)
* Percent of students exceeding standards, 2014

ADMISSIONS

Open Enrollment for all applicants for the upcoming school year takes place November 1-30th of each year. All applications are submitted online. If there are more applicants than space available, a lottery is held the week following open enrollment. Applications received outside of the Open Enrollment window are accepted on a first come, first served basis for any current school year.

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