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The Odyssey Preparatory Academy Family of Schools in Buckeye Arizona

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BUCKEYE APACHE CAMPUS K-5 6500 S Apache Rd Buckeye AZ 85326 (623) 327-3111

OI JUNIOR HIGH CAMPUS 6-8 1495 S Verrado Way Buckeye AZ 85326 (623) 327-1757

OI HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS 9-12 1495 S Verrado Way Buckeye AZ 85326 Phone: (623) 327-1757

The Odyssey Preparatory Academy Family of Schools started off in a strip mall with over 400 scholars in  kindergarten through sixth grade. Today, the Odyssey Preparatory Academy Family of Schools consists of five campuses educating approximately 3,000 scholars from kindergarten through twelfth grade.

“When a student is encouraged both to fail and to try again, it has a profound effect on all students—how they view their work individually and how they support each other in their learning efforts. The classroom becomes a safe place to fail and a place where error is always corrected but not condemned; a place where success matters” (Doug Lemov, Teach Like a Champion).

Falling up IB Style

Be a Risk Taker: give and take chances; be resourceful and resilient when facing challenges
Be Reflective: work to understand your strengths and improve your weaknesses
Be Caring: show empathy and compassion for others’ mistakes and respect the feedback of others as they help us to learn from our mistakes
Be a Thinker: Take responsibility and action when a mistake has been made.

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When an instructor tells a scholar “I’m so glad you made that mistake. It’s going to help me to help you.” and calls the class together it sends the message that making mistakes is normal and valuable.

Our youngest scholars begin their learning adventure at The Iliad Preschool where they are exposed to academics, foreign languages, art, music, physical education, and making responsible choices. The quest for knowledge continues as scholars navigate their way through our phenomenal Odyssey Preparatory Academies and The Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International Studies.

The Odyssey Preparatory Academy – Family of Schools grounds itself in principles recognized as the Four Pillars.  Odyssey differentiates itself in the educational community by implementing the programs within these pillars that will prepare scholars to succeed in University and beyond.

The Odyssey Preparatory Academy is accredited as an International Baccalaureate school, offering the MYP and DP programs. The Diploma Programme (DP) level, for grades 11 and 12, is a comprehensive two-year advanced academic studies program. The Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International Studies is a member of the Arizona Interscholastic Association. The Odyssey Institute For Advanced And International Studies earned accreditation from the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED. NCA CASI provides nationally-recognized accreditation.

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Admissions

At the Odyssey Preparatory Family of Schools, every child matters. Odyssey provides a safe and secure environment that facilitates creativity and fun. All scholars are given the opportunity to discover and use their talents to make a positive impact on their community and the world. Through the use of innovative curriculum and technology, students at Odyssey are empowered to become compassionate lifelong learners, respectful of intercultural communities and will be prepared to lead in the ever-changing global marketplace.

What started out in 2009 as a school in a strip mall, now has 5 campuses: 3 elementary campuses, a middle school, and a high school campus. The schools you choose to attend mark the first steps you take in building your future’s foundation. Your elementary school education sets you up for a successful high school. Your high school education is your first milestone to enrolling into higher education or entering a competitive job market.

You have the right to a quality education, one that will prepare you for endless opportunities in your journey through life.

At the Odyssey Preparatory Academy, each child matters. Odyssey provides a safe and secure environment where all children are given the opportunity to discover and use their talents to make a positive impact on their community and the world. Through the use of innovative curriculum and technology, students at Odyssey will be prepared to lead in the ever-changing global marketplace. The positive nature of the Odyssey environment will inspire all team members and will contribute to low teacher turnover and extensive parent volunteerism.

Arrive at any Odyssey Preparatory Academy campus between 7:45-8:00 in the morning and you will be greeted by the voices of scholars quoting The Odyssey Core Values out loud and in unison. Not just something that we repeat each morning and then go about our day, our Core Values inform each of our decisions at The Odyssey Preparatory Academy.  From our curriculum choices, all the way down to our tardy policy, we expect, require, and believe that:

  • At The Odyssey Preparatory Academy, every scholar matters and all scholars will be empowered to use their talents in order to grow emotionally and academically.
  • The Odyssey Preparatory Academy will promote an environment of excellence and professionalism.
  • Growth isn’t always measured by test scores.
  • Scholars will be challenged and will feel safe to explore and learn new things on a daily basis.
  • All scholars will be engaged in a learning environment of creativity and fun.
  • At The Odyssey Preparatory Academy, all team members are appreciated and valued for their hard work every day.
  • Teachers, staff, parents and the Buckeye/Goodyear Community are all team members.
  • All team members will engage each other through positive communication and display appropriate behavior.

By reciting these values every morning, posting them prominently in every classroom, referring to them frequently throughout each school day, (and even removing them from the wall and taking them with us on a fire drill!) we emphasize their importance and model our respect for guidelines and rules. At The Odyssey Preparatory Academy, we actively seek to create and nurture a culture of academic excellence and ethical behavior that is embraced by all team members.  Our bar of expectation is set nothing short of excellence for our scholars, staff, and faculty.

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As a school of choice, we acknowledge that the challenges of our academic pacing and our emphasis on individual scholar responsibility may not be the best fit for every family.  However, for those who are willing and able to make a commitment to the rigors of Navigating Knowledge, Creating Character, Launching Leaders, and Focusing Globally…we say, Let the adventure begin!http://www.theodysseyacademy.com/


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