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 affording one-to-one 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, Arizona is proud to operate 7 Ombudsman Charter Schools in both Phoenix and Tucson. Lifted up by caring teachers, counselors, social workers and others, the Arizona Ombudsman Charter Schools have helped thousands of students graduate from high school.