Class Life

The San Tan Charter School Power campus serves our Junior High and High School Families with a tuition-free public education. Our Power campus opened for the 2018 – 2019 school year as a $19M expansion of our already popular High School experience, formally housed at our Recker campus.

As a College and Career ready school, we are dedicated to academic excellence and an accredited member of AdvancED; a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of educational institutions and systems to ensure all students realize their full potential.

Our classrooms encourage students’ love of learning, enabling them to face challenges and develop critical thinking skills, along with building compassionate, strong, reciprocal relationships. Our curriculum is standards-based and incorporates daily Physical Education for Elementary students along with a weekly rotation of Music, Art, and Library. The Middle School program is a student-centered, collaborative learning community which upholds our individualized approach to learning through excellent academics, personal attention for each student, and strong partnerships between parents, teachers, students, staff, and the greater Gilbert community.

Time on task along with high student engagement is expected and monitored to assure students will accomplish their learning objectives daily at school. This allows students to have minimal homework in order to rest their minds and enjoy non-related school activities at home each day. This was a high priority for the parents who participated in the design of the Charters’ academic program.

Our Approach

  • A challenging, well-rounded, cross-curricular approach incorporating significant learning extensions
  • Small class sizes with personalized attention for each student; keeping students at their cutting edge of learning
  • A full array of specialty classes and electives with a focus on communications and entrepreneurship
  • Active learning experiences for hands-on discovery and teamwork including collaborative projects utilizing technology

All programs include an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) which addresses the specific academic and emotional needs of each student. Each students ILP is discussed during the quarterly parent-teacher conferences, which include parent contributions surrounding homework levels and character goals. In 9th grade students become more involved in the ILP process and their academic goals.

STCS utilizes the Love and Logic® approach to classroom management is focused on building relationships; which includes teachers establishing clear expectations and communicating with respect while assisting students in developing personal responsibility and problem-solving skills.

The Love and Logic® philosophy is followed throughout our school community establishing a school-wide culture of mutual respect.