We know you have choices for your child’s education but we believe Open Doors Community School is like no other school around. Our philosophy is simple - we believe that every child matters and when they feel loved and accepted, they will grow. We cap our class sizes and create a tailored educational plan for each child to make sure they receive the individualized attention and support necessary for them to academically succeed. Our amazing teachers are certified and highly qualified to deliver a curriculum that is 100% aligned to the Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards.
Speaking to the strength of ODCS, one parent noted “what makes Open Doors Community School unique is that it is a small school with quick responses and everyone is close. Academics are strong. I feel like everyone really cares and my child is not just another student.” Another parent noted that Open Doors “provides unique attention more often, per student.” Because of our size, we are able to successfully and frequently communicate with our families and reduce incidences of bullying and harassment, issues which plague larger school settings. Children feel safe and welcomed at our school as they know issues can be addressed quickly and everyone in the building personally knows them.
One of the teachers summarized our child-centered approach best when he said “At Open Doors, on any given day, my students will have direct contact with at least 8 adults who know their names, their stories, their successes, and their struggles. From the grade level classroom teacher, to the principal, to the afterschool Friendly FACES teacher, Reading Specialist, and more, every day children at Open Doors receive personalized mentoring from multiple adults.” We pride ourselves on our model of individualized education and are proud of the success our students are experiencing by having access to high quality education in a small school environment.
Our after-school Friendly FACES program is top-notch. Not only is it free to our enrolled families but it provides enriching and exciting opportunities for all of our students. 90% of our students regularly attend - that says something about the success and strength of our after-school program.
We are also proud to be affiliated with Arizona Youth Partnership, an organization that has been serving youth and families for more than 20 years. With their guidance, expertise and resources, we are able to provide to our families additional support systems like substance abuse prevention and programs that strengthen families. This direct connection to a reputable and highly effective non-profit organization is unlike any school model around!
- FREE after-school enrichment program
- Small class sizes (1:21 teacher to student ratio)
- Commitment to close learning gaps between students
- Learning beyond standardized tests
- Extended learning days
- School resources open to students, families, and the community
- Community partnerships focused on keeping students and families strong and healthy