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Friday, workers from Etico Construction Group lay the foundation for American Heritage Academy’s new multi-purpose building, which will include a gymnasium, classrooms, office and kitchen. On Monday and Tuesday, the pre-assembled building will arrive at the Camp Verde charter school. VVN photo by Bill Helm
NEW BUILDING coming to American Heritage Academy
Posted on 03/28/2015
A charter school under the umbrella of Ed Key, AHA will receive an addition to its school that will consist of a new multi-purpose gymnasium, three classrooms, a new administration office and a kitchen. According to Ed Key CEO Douglas Pike, the new gymnasium will allow AHA to stray away from having to use the Camp Verde Unified School District's gym when in need, which will be a big help not just for the school, but for the students as well.   more
Pathfinder Eastmark Releases a new STEAM Focused Video
Pathfinder Eastmark Releases a new STEAM Focused Video
Posted on 03/27/2015
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math - the focus of Sequoia Pathfinder Academy at Eastmark's curriculum. STEAM is the focus of this new video from Pathfinder Eastmark.  more
Posted on 03/23/2015
Arizona Gives Day is a powerful 24 hour online giving experience that unites Arizonans around causes they believe in. Hosted by the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and the Arizona Grantmakers Forum, Arizona Gives Day is a great way for nonprofits to connect to the larger community, learn how to use new digital tools and strategies, and generate excitement and resources for your mission.  more
[Howard Waggner/Maricopa Monitor (2014)] Allene Dugan Local 14-year-old musician Allene Dugan, seen here playing a St. patrick’s Day event in Maricopa last year, will perform in the Valley tonight for the same holiday.
Sequoia Pathway's Dugan hitting the right notes
Posted on 03/17/2015
Fourteen-year-old Allene Dugan found inspiration in the arts at a young age. At the tender age of 5, she pursued piano lessons. By the time she was 11 she added the guitar, violin and banjo to her repertoire. Last year, she decided that the ukulele should be added, along with the pennywhistle that graced her list about six months ago.  more
Principal Q&A: Matt Metcalf
Principal Q&A: Matt Metcalf
Posted on 03/07/2015
Four years ago, Matt Metcalf left a position at Maricopa Elementary School and took a teaching job at Sequoia Pathway charter school. In 2012, he became the elementary school’s assistant principal, which did not stop him from later also teaching a fourth grade class. This year, on Jan. 1, he was named interim principal.  more
(Photo: Karen Shell/Kids in Focus)
Photography program helps 'at risk' kids see the world
Posted on 03/06/2015
All the kids at Children's First Academy come from impoverished homes. Most are homeless and considered at risk. So their view of the world is often limited. Kids in Focus helps them see the world from different perspectives. "Before I went to Kids in Focus, I never looked at things. Now, I actually see things that no one else can really see," Coleman said.   more

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Sequoia Charter Schools - Where Every Child Is Known

The Sequoia Charter School District was founded on these simple core values: 

  • We know every child and we exist to meet their needs. 
  • We respect and we are kind and courteous to all people, at all times and in all communications. 
  • We lead by agreement. 
  • We continually strive for excellence. 

Sequoia Schools was founded in 1996 with the intent of working together WITH families in the education of their children in an environment where every child is know by all of the staff in a very positive environment with high expectations. Too often young people do not feel accepted and fall through the cracks in many of the very large schools found in our communities today. Furthermore, meeting the needs of young people is further complicated by the fact that a majority of children are raised by a single parent, where often the single parent is not always available to provide the educational and nurturing support needed at home.

Therefore, the working relationship of the family and the school is critical to the success of the student. As most people realize, lots of quality communication and trust is vital for the success and happiness of each student.

Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02, Sequoia Schools hereby states that all notices of meetings will be posted at the north entrance of the 1st floor of bldg 6 on the Horne campus,
1460 S. Horne, Mesa, AZ 85204 and on this website as well as our individual school websites. The location is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8AM to 5PM.