George Washington Academy, Snowflake, AZ

Welcome to George Washington Academy!

We are grateful for the privilege of working with your child and your family this the 2017-2018 school year and are excited about all the learning adventures that lie ahead.

George Washington Academy is a Kinder-6th grade school with an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere, a strong focus on families, personal responsibility, and basic American values. We teach reading, spelling, and writing with the Spalding methods and materials. Our math program is centered on the Saxon math curricula. Both of these programs have been proven to increase student success in these key curricular areas.

We teach using Madeline Hunter's Seven Steps of Instruction for each subject which is very effective in increasing student achievement. Every 9 weeks, your child will be asked to choose a Personal Interest Project based on that term's theme. They will then research, write, create, and make an oral presentation of their findings for the class. Parents are invited to attend their child's PIP presentation.

GWA is so blessed to have such talented and willing parents. Thanks to them, we are able to present a full music program with performance and theory every week at every grade level. Our school choir is a full-school choir. GWA is also a member of the Desert Pines Sports League and competes with other small schools in the area.

Children attend school Monday through Thursday from 8:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. Afternoons will be set aside for clubs such as Glee, Art, and Lego Club. We hope to add to our club offerings this year. If you are interested in sponsoring or helping with a club, contact the school at 928-440-6228. You will be receiving further information about volunteering at the school for our Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) President, Amber Roberts, in the near future.

I look forward to seeing you all soon. Here's to a great year!

Mr. D. Benson Wallace

News & Announcements

Sequoia Wellness Committee and Our Updated Wellness Policy

Posted On: 2017-07-24 04:46 PM
Sequoia Wellness Committee has adopted a wellness policy that emphasizes nutrition, physical education, and community involvement goals and guidelines. All are invited to give input to the wellness policy and join the Sequoia Wellness Committee.
GWA Principal Benson Wallace dresses in a historical costume for a recent parade in Snowflake, Arizona.
GWA Principal Benson Wallace dresses in a historical costume for a recent parade in Snowflake, Arizona.

History comes alive every day at George Washington Academy

Posted On: 2017-05-09 03:54 PM

For George Washington Academy it's imperative to follow in the footsteps of its nation-founding namesake. It's no surprise then, that the EdKey charter school in Snowflake, Arizona, places patriotic values at the forefront of their student's educations.
Photo courtesy of Tamara Becker
Photo courtesy of Tamara Becker

First Edkey Professional Development Day of 2016-2017 School Year

Posted On: 2016-09-06 12:13 PM
On August 26, Edkey staff came together for the first Professional Development Day of the school year. After an opening address by Edkey CEO, Mark Plitzuweit, teachers met with site-based teams and grade level PLC's to discuss data and student outcomes.
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GWA breaks ground for new multipurpose building

Posted On: 2016-07-28 11:55 AM
From Silver Creek Herald...

Officials of George Washington Academy in Snowflake held a groundbreaking for a multipurpose building July 8. "We're following through on some of the commitments we made to the community," said Chief Executive Officer Mark Plitzuweit.
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What you need to know about Prop 123

Posted On: 2016-03-29 09:41 AM
This article will hope to give you all of the information you need on Arizona Proposition 123 up for vote in a special election this May 17. Prop 123 adds education funding to K-12 students and settles a lawsuit between the legislature and public schools.

Mark Plitzuweit named New EdKey CEO

Posted On: 2016-02-24 04:43 PM
After a comprehensive search for a new CEO, EdKey's Board President, Mary Giffords, is proud to announce that our new CEO is Mark Plitzuweit. Read the full statement for more information on our new chief executive officer.

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