About Ombudsman Arizona Charter Schools
Every student desiring to learn and earn a high school diploma deserves every opportunity to succeed. In a nutshell, that is the mission of Arizona Ombudsman Charter Schools.
We’re here to provide alternative paths to learning that speak to the needs of non-traditional students including students coping with adult responsibilities, students who lost their way and left high school too soon, students with a history of poor academic performance, students who would benefit from a quieter learning environment with one-to-one attention and small group settings, and students with a history of run-ins with the law. Working together, Ombudsman students and teachers focus on building trust and the positive relationships that are vital for promoting high levels of academic, social, and behavioral growth.
It all began here in 1996 when the first Ombudsman Arizona charter school opened in Phoenix. We’re a local affiliate of Ombudsman Educational Services, which partners with more than 100 school districts across the country to serve at-risk students. Today, Ombudsman Arizona Charter is proud to operate 7 Ombudsman Charter Schools in both Phoenix and Tucson metro areas. Lifted up by caring teachers, counselors, social workers and others, the Arizona Ombudsman Charter Schools have helped thousands of students graduate from high school.
Mission, Vision and Core Values
Ombudsman Charter School Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide personalized, evidence-based educational services for non-traditional learners in collaboration with families and public school districts. We offer educational programs and related services to students in one or more of the following categories: Students with behavioral issues, students identified as dropouts, students with poor academic standing, students with adult responsibilities and adjudicated youth.
Ombudsman Charter School Vision Statement
We believe all students have value, can learn and can develop their inherent talents to become contributing members of society.
Ombudsman Charter School Core Foundation
Ombudsman helps students establish a foundation of success they can build upon for the future. Students and teachers focus on building positive relationships that are vital for promoting high levels of academic, social and behavioral growth.
Who We Serve at Ombudsman Arizona:
Ombudsman students are just like you. Some students have personal, social, learning, family and environmental challenges that make it harder for them to be successful in a traditional classroom setting. Students choose our program for a variety of reasons.
Students we serve at Ombudsman Arizona include:
- Over age, under credit students.
- Non-traditional learners.
- Learners who want a focused, distraction-free school environment.
- Students who benefit from a flexible 4-hour school day schedule.
- Students who have other life responsibilities such as full-time work schedules or supporting family members or children.
- Students who are managing medical conditions.
- Students who dropped out of high school and want to return to earn their diploma.
- Students aged 16-21 (Arizona Charter High Schools).
- Adult learners aged 22+ (Ombudsman Career Academy).
Ombudsman Accreditations & Affiliations
Ombudsman is accredited by Cognia, an international education accrediting organization, and is sponsored by the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools. It is part of Chancelight Education, the nation’s leading provider of behavioral health, therapy and education solutions for children and young adults.
To learn more about Ombudsman, the parent company of Ombudsman Arizona Charter Schools, visit the website.
About Chancelight Education
Chancelight® is the nation’s leading provider of education solutions for children and young adults. Our mission is to change the direction of children’s lives by offering them the opportunity to create successful, independent futures.
Every day, more than 14,000 clients and students benefit from Chancelight’s extraordinary breadth of programs that address a full range of social, emotional, and education needs.
Chancelight Education owns and operates Ombudsman Educational Services and their charter Schools, Atlantis Academies, and Spectrum Center Schools and Programs, which partners with more than 100 school districts to operate schools and programs for students with special needs.
To learn more about Chancelight Education programs, visit the website.