URGENT: 2 Minivans Needed – With an increased enrollment and requests for transportation within CFLA's boundaries (48th St. to 59th Ave. and South Mountain to Glendale Ave.), some students spend over two hours on the bus. To reduce the time students spend on the bus we are seeking the donation of two minivans that can be used to pick up our outlying students.

If you have a working minivan that you would like to donate to help reduce the time children spend on the bus each day please contact assistant superintendent, Jerry Lewis at 480.861.6931 or jelewis@edkey.org.


Children First Leadership Academy
A Charter School in Phoenix, Arizona

The Children First Leadership Academy inspires students to be critical thinkers, problem solvers and active citizens. The school serves the whole child by providing hope, fostering strength, facilitating self-determination, and developing leadership qualities.

The Children First Leadership Academy delivers an educational leadership model with a specific attention to detail to each of its 250 K-8 students. Smaller classroom sizes and additional resources enable students to participate in a stable, stimulating, and supportive environment that instills confidence and eliminates the obstacles that might otherwise stand in the way of a quality education.

The Children First Leadership Academy recognizes that educating children requires more than a classroom, desks, and textbooks. We provide the following for our students and their families:


Our fleet of buses travel over 450 miles a day. Our small school size enables us to change routes daily, if necessary, to accommodate the needs of our students and their families resulting in consistency and stability for all students.

Food & Clothing

As a result of generous community donations, our students and their families have the opportunity to receive, free of charge, clothing, furniture, various household items, and food boxes as needed.

Social Services & Medical Care

The school offers free counseling through Phoenix Children’s Hospital and its own counselor for students who may not have insurance. Free parenting classes are also offered through the school’s network of partners and trained professionals.

Onsite medical and dental care, through a partnership with Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Community Dental, is also available. These services include immunizations, health screening, and vision and hearing assessments.

To learn more about the school or to learn about volunteering, please contact Jerry Lewis at jelewis@edkey.org

To learn more about monetary or in-kind donations, please contact Tony Banegas at tbanegas@childrensfirstfoundation.org/a>

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Arizona school grades: F-rated charter schools could close

Posted On: 2017-10-11 03:37 PM
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This week the State Board of Education released new A-F letter grades for more than 1,800 schools across Arizona. The ratings are based on standardized test scores, improvement in those scores, student attendance rates and other factors.

Arizona School Grades for 2017 Partially Released

Posted On: 2017-10-09 08:56 AM
Arizona's new A-F Accountability System was designed to empower schools to achieve and increase success for their students. The system provides all publicly funded schools with feedback on areas of strength and those that may need additional focus.

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