Accelerated Learning Charter School

320 South Main Street, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
(928) 634-0650

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Charter Grades PK-8 71 students Unknown students/teacher

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About this school

Accelerated Learning Charter School is a charter middle school in Cottonwood. The principal of Accelerated Learning Charter School is Susan Pluff, whose e-mail is 71 students go to Accelerated Learning Charter School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 4% of the Accelerated Learning Charter School students have "limited English proficiency." 62% of the 71 students here have subsidized lunches. Vacte - Camp Verde Unified School District is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Italian
  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 60% 60%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 24% 24%
Multiracial 10% 10%
Asian 1% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62% 62%
Limited English proficiency 4% 8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I have a child in preschool. The school is exceeding my expectations in so many ways! My daughter is already reading and learning math skills beyond her grade level. The staff is caring and knows the names of all the students and families who attend ALCS. I really feel welcomed here and my opinion matters.

  • (3 years ago)

    I love this school and more importantly my child loves this school. The teachers are willing to help a child learn each individual child. Bullying is definitely not tolerated here! I'm so happy I changed my child from the public school system.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter is at ALCS and I am very impressed with all of the teachers that I have met. She is very happy there which has not been the case at her previous school in Sedona. The principal is professional but also is very kid oriented and always has a smile on his face. The director seems very knowledgeable and has answered all of my questions. The director principal and all of the teachers are there to greet each student as they enter the grounds. I have watched and they seem to know everyone by name. My daughter has brought home so many amazing things that she is learning and it is just the first month of school. I feel very lucky to have found such an awesome environment for my daughter to spend her day and with such a loving family at her side.

  • (6 years ago)

    ALCS is a Montessori based charter school. I am very impressed with the education my children receive there. ALCS employ fabulous teachers and is a close nit community!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has an excellent preschool and kindergarten program - retaining the same teachers Ms. Renee and Ms. Sherri for a 5th year. This classroom has a strong community high academic standards and nurtures a love for learning. The 1st and 2nd grade classroom retaining Ms. Kara for a 4th year utilizes the qualities introduced in the Pre-K and K classroom and builds upon that strong foundation. She has a rich curriculum and makes peace and communication a priority. The 3rd/4th and 5th/6th/7th grade teachers have just completed their first year at ALCS and I would like to see them grow to meet the same quality I see in the other classrooms. The art program with Ms. Tina is phenomenal!!! The work produced by these students is at their highest potential. Ms. Patti the principle is a good listener and quick to respond to student and parent needs.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a grandparent and currently my grandchildren are enrolled in Accelerated Learning. I cannot say enough good things about the school in general and the staff in particular. The entire school culture is one that promotes positive life skills and academic excellence.

  • (6 years ago)

    We moved to this area heard great things about ALCS and sent our child there. Two years later and soon to be a third since our child will continue to attend ALCS I must say the recommendations people told us about ALCS were very accurate. The small class size is wonderful the safe environment is very appreciated and the teachers and staff are great.

  • (6 years ago)

    We have been a part of the ALCS family for more than 3 years now and we couldn't be happier with the quality of education our children have received. The individualized instruction small class size and safe environment that ALCS provides for our children makes it a great school. We will be there for many years to come!

  • (6 years ago)

    ALCS is a dedicated and personable school. My child's needs are met above and beyond my expectations for a leaning institution. No one person is ALCS. It's a community of parents and educators that come together for the children to have a exceptional learning experience. Besides the basics ALCS offers many after school enrichment programs.... We love ALCS and will be attending for many years to come!

  • (7 years ago)

    My son has attended ALCS for two years and will began a third year. We love this school. The Teachers the Administration they are Excellent..

  • (7 years ago)

    I love this school! My son is in 2nd grade and I intend to send my daughter for preschool next year. I have never found the teachers or staff to be 'stuffy' or any other negative attributes. I believe that my son is getting the best education possible. We love you ALCS!

  • (10 years ago)

    I had my daughter in Kindergarten I had decided to not have her attend first grade even before Miss Elaine left. She was the best at this school. I'm glad she is not going there now. The people who run the school always seem to be stuffy and down in the mouth. Miss Elaine was a huge loss to the school. They could have learned alot from her. The school goes through a lot of teachers.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school seems to go through a lot of teachers. I took my daughter out after Kindergarten only because they lost the best teacher Elaine Anderson. Leadership is minimal. Parent involvement in Elaine's class was very high unlike other classes.

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