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1. PHILOSOPHY

We believe college preparation begins in elementary school. We specialize in the early years of education through 8th grade, where cognitive growth is richest and academic habits are set. At our school, we intentionally and exceptionally build...

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2. Mission

We grow brilliance by nurturing natural curiosity, gifts and talents, and the power to learn; providing academic rigor, a healthy environment, and a strong belief in potential; and developing confident learners, creative and critical thinkers...

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3. Vision & 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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  • This is sooo amazing! Makes my heart sing! All of you are truly amazing! Proof is in the pudding! Even more important to me than test scores is that my kids are in a safe, caring environment where they get to be accountable for their actions and molded into independent learners! Thank you, thank you to ALL of you!
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  • I love that the elementary children are getting a well-rounded education! The things they are able to teach the kids is amazing. 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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  • Walking a Candeo hallway is always a joy. You hear amazing content being exchanged in a pleasant yet controlled atmosphere in the classrooms.
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  • I have been to (many) schools. No school comes close to Candeo. I have seen you at work from what appeared to be the beginning. I am forever indebted to the staff's service to my children. However, my measure is only fractionally measured with standardized test results. I am very critical of education, for reasons not so easily quantifiable. I have been realizing for many years that Candeo is the standard I have sought in education. Thank you for all of your hard work.
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  • HUGE kudos to Candeo and our top-notch teachers and administration on preparing our children… not just with the "end result" of simply meeting and exceeding standards, but for truly bringing out the best and greatest in our children, allowing them to reach (and exceed) their potential and beyond. As a parent, THIS "exceeds" my expectations so much more!
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Rankings and Awards

Since it’s inception in 2001, 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 1-10th 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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