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Summer School

Summer school was a success!  Many of our K-8 students attended an optional summer school from June 1 to July 1.  They had the opportunity to work one-on-one, and in small groups with some of our seasoned teachers.  They also used technology to enhance their experience and growth.  We would like to say thank you to Carol Hollingsworth, our new bus driver, who provided door to door pick up for those who needed transportation.  Many of our staff, students, and parents came together to make Bennett Academy’s  summer school debut a success.

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Water Day!

This crazy year could not “slip” by without having our annual Water Day!  Students at the main campus and at our Venture Site splished and splashed as they said goodbye to friends and staff.  Many of our younger students commented about how much they loved the games, prizes and food.  We want to give a big shout out to those who volunteered their time and gave donations to help make this year’s celebration a success. What a fun way to wrap up another great year at Bennett.

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Graduation

8th grade graduation is always a highlight at Bennett Academy. Much time and effort went into making the evening special. This year’s 8th grade class reached their promotional milestone by accepting and learning from change and challenges, all while wearing masks.  Our director, Mr. Frank Yanez, delivered a memorable speech that inspired all of those who attended in person or virtually at home. We are very excited to see where life will take each one of these wonderful students. Congratulations!

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K-9 Officer Visit

Our 3rd and 4th grade students loved meeting a special new friend on May 4th. Officer Beltran of the Phoenix Police Department arranged for our students to experience what it is like to work with a canine designed to detect bombs and other explosives.  Wow!  It was fascinating!  Salsa, the dog, was extraordinarily friendly and hard working.  Many were surprised when she came in since they were expecting to see a German Shepherd or Doberman, and she was a German Shorthaired Pointer!  She had a keen nose, knew exactly what to do and went quickly to work. Did you know that bomb dogs sniff and sniff diligently until they find what will earn them their reward?  Well we didn’t either; but Salsa was well-trained and taught us a lot about obedience and staying on task to complete something important.  Thank you Phoenix Police Department Transit Unit and Officer Beltran for bringing Salsa to visit Bennett Academy!

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Annual Speech Contest

This year our annual speeches were delivered on May 13th.  Many students impressed our judges with their preparation, content, and delivery.  As usual, all students prepared a speech to deliver to their own class on an assigned topic.  They used posters, tri-fold boards, props and powerpoint presentations to help engage their audience.  Several from each class were chosen to present to a panel of judges, and overall winners were selected.  This unique Bennett BEST SKILL helps build confidence and communication skills in students from Kindergarten on up. We are eagerly looking forward to next year’s opportunity to carry on this great tradition.

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Venture Site Field Day

Tug-o-War, an obstacle course, basketball shooting contests, and scavenger hunts all helped make Field Day at Bennett Academy Venture Site a great success.  Our K-2 campus held a Covid-safe Field Day that provided students with the opportunity to apply the many things they’ve learned this year in P.E. class.  Coach Green taught them teamwork, basic skills, and endurance through games and activities, and then hosted a day of fun.  This day was a rousing success and is sure to be on the schedule for next year!

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Board Meetings

2019-2020 Board Meeting

Board Meeting – October 14, 2020 11am

Board Meeting – July 13, 2020 11am

Board Meeting – July 2, 2020 9am

  • Location – Teleconference Call
  • Call in information:
  • Dial-in number – (605) 313-5909
  • Access code – 305482
  • Agenda – Approve 2020-2021 School Calendar, Approve FY2021 Proposed Budget, Approve auditors for FY2020 Audit
  • July 2 – 20 Agenda PDF
  • July 2 – 20 Minutes PDF

Board Meeting – March 23, 2020 10am

Board Meeting – October 9, 2019 10am

Board Meeting – July 9, 2019 10am

Board Meeting – June 24, 2019 10am

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2018-2019 Board Meetings

2018-2019 MEETINGS
Board Meeting – July 3, 2018 10am CANCELED

  • Location – Bennett Academy, 2930 W. Bethany Home Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85017
  • Agenda – Approval of FY2019 Proposed Budget, Adoption of updated Special Education policies and procedures

EMERGENCY Board Meeting – July 1, 2018 2pm

  • Location – 533 W. Georgia Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85013
  • Agenda – Approval of FY2019 Proposed Budget, Adoption of updated Special Education policies and procedures

Board Meeting – July 13, 2018 10am

  • Location – Bennett Academy, 2930 W. Bethany Home Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85017
  • Agenda – Adopt FY2019 Budget for Twenty First Century Charter Schools, Inc.

Out of Order Board Meeting – August 3, 2018 10am

  • Location – Bennett Academy, 2930 W. Bethany Home Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85017
  • Agenda – Revise adopted FY2019 Budget for Twenty First Century Charter Schools, Inc. to include the “20×2020” salary increases.

Board Meeting – September 20, 2018 10am

  • Location – Bennett Academy, 2930 W. Bethany Home Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85017
  • Agenda –

Board Meeting – November 1, 2018 10am

  • Location – Bennett Academy, 2930 W. Bethany Home Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85017
  • Agenda –

Board Meeting – February 7, 2019 10am

  • Location – Bennett Academy, 2930 W. Bethany Home Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85017
  • Agenda –

Board Meeting – April 25, 2019 10am

  • Location – Bennett Academy, 2930 W. Bethany Home Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85017
  • Agenda – Transition Team updates
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2017-2018 Board Meetings

Board Meeting – September 21, 2017 2pm

  • Location – Bennett Academy, 2930 W. Bethany Home Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85017
  • Agenda – Approve Annual Financial Report FY17, Audit FY17, updates on past and future plans

Board Meeting – July 11, 2017 10am

  • Location – Bennett Academy, 2930 W. Bethany Home Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85017
  • Agenda – Adopt FY18 budget

Board Meeting – June 27, 2017 10am

  • Location – Bennett Academy, 2930 W. Bethany Home Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85017
  • Agenda – Approve new board member, approve FY 2018 proposed budget, approve site location for high school, Executive Director’s report
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2016-2017 Board Meetings

Board Meeting – May 26, 2017 10am

  • Location – Bennett Academy, 2930 W. Bethany Home Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85017
  • Agenda – Ancillary board members, update on proposed budget FY18, Executive Director’s report

Board Meeting – March 23, 2017 2pm

  • Location – Bennett Academy, 2930 W. Bethany Home Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85017
  • Agenda – Financial review, approve auditor, update on future plans (building expenditures and high school issues)

Board Meeting – January 5, 2017 2pm

  • Location – Bennett Academy, 2930 W. Bethany Home Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85017
  • Agenda – Financial review and update on future plans

Board Meeting – September 15, 2016 2pm

  • Location – Bennett Academy, 2930 W. Bethany Home Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85017
  • Agenda – Approval of Annual Financial Report for FY2016

Board Meeting – June 23, 2016 10am

  • Location – Bennett Academy, 2930 W. Bethany Home Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85017
  • Agenda – Adopt the budget for FY2017

Board Meeting – June 3, 2016 10am

  • Location – Bennett Academy, 2930 W. Bethany Home Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85017
  • Agenda – Proposed budget for SY16-17, update on application to add grades