Spotlights

School Spotlights

Here we spotlight our standout schools!
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School Spotlights

Twice each month, we spotlight standout schools based on ratings and comments from our substitute teachers. Continue reading below to see the schools that have been spotlighted this school year!

BASIS Goodyear

The Basis Goodyear campus (Goodyear, AZ) has been partnered with Senya since August of 2023.

The BASIS Goodyear campus

About BASIS Goodyear

“Our tuition-free, public charter schools serve students in grades K-5 at BASIS Goodyear Primary and grades 6-12 at BASIS Goodyear.

We are proud to be part of the BASIS Charter Schools network which has been providing world-class education since 1998. Our campuses follow a STEM-infused, liberal arts program designed to propel your student farther than they ever thought possible.

Everyone at the Goodyear campus is here to cultivate a love of learning, natural curiosity, and the desire to excel in your student. Their success is our success.”

Substitute Reviews

"Awesome classroom culture. Students were engaged with their assignments and were helpful to each other." - Jesse N.

"Excellent!" - Robert W.

"Great staff." - Alexander G.

"Some of the most well-behaved students I have had. Very helpful and kind staff. I can tell the teacher I was substituting for really cares about their students; the sub lesson was very detailed and organized. I love BASIS schools!" - Taylor W.

"The students were awesome! Great staff too!!!" - Eddie M.

Early Light Academy

Early Light Academy (South Jordan, UT) has been partnered with Senya since August of 2019.

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About Early Light Academy

"Early Light Academy is a tuition-free public charter school serving students in grades K-9. At full capacity, ELA has 1,030 students.

The mission of Early Light Academy is to deliver a high-quality education with a deep, rich, and engaging curriculum utilizing effective instructional techniques and emphasizing history, taking our students from the Stone Age to the Space Age, the Information Age, and beyond.

One way ELA students are able to connect to the past is by reciting the pledge of allegiance each morning. By reciting the pledge each morning, students are taught to respect the flag and understand the great cost of our freedom.

Careful consideration of historical facts promotes critical thinking skills. Such engagement encourages each student to take responsibility for learning, providing ELA students with the skills for a smooth transition to high school as well as motivation for life-long learning and responsible citizenship."

Substitute Reviews

"Such an awesome class! Would definitely sub for them again." - Kamalani A.

"Everyone was so helpful and nice. Really good kids." - Rebecca O.

"The classes were all behaved, the teacher was well prepared, and it was a good day. I love how helpful the neighboring teachers were." - Melissa H.

"Teacher was very well prepared and the students were great. I had a lot of fun :)" - Kristen H.

ASU Preparatory Academy Poly STEM Elementary

ASU Preparatory Academy Poly STEM Elementary (Mesa, AZ) was our first partner school in Arizona! They have been partnered with Senya since April of 2023.

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About ASU Preparatory Academy Poly STEM Elementary

"Our mission is to design new models for educational success and raise academic achievement for all learners. At ASU Prep, that means personalizing project-based learning to help students gain valuable critical thinking skills.

Helping students succeed is our passion. It’s why our approach is more personalized, project-based, and tailored to meet the needs of individual students in diverse communities across Arizona. It’s how we’re removing barriers and helping students pursue their passions, achieve their goals, and build a lifelong love of learning.

Prep for College. Prep for Careers. Prep for Life. Our goal is that each ASU Prep student will graduate with a minimum of 12 ASU college credits at no cost to our families. We offer every student the chance to take university or concurrent courses while in high school, saving them time and money when they get to college."

Substitute Reviews

"Friendly neighbor teachers. Very helpful and the kids were wonderful." - John L.

"Very friendly, helpful, and organized staff for the K-6 team. The students are engaged in their lessons and are respectful and fun!" - Jesse N.

Ascent Academies of Utah Saratoga Springs

The Ascent Academies of Utah charter network is one of Senya's earliest partners, joining in the fall of 2019! The Saratoga Springs campus opened in 2022.

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About Ascent Academy Saratoga Springs

"An award-winning tuition-free public charter school open to all families.
Providing students a safe place to learn with smaller class sizes and strong academic programs."

Educational Philosophy

"Ascent Academies of Utah (AAU) network of schools combines the Schoolwide Enrichment Model’s (SEM) research-based strategies and instructional methods aligned to the Utah Core Standards to provide students throughout the network with engaging learning opportunities; this network of schools was explicitly designed to:

  • Create opportunities for students to pursue questions of personal interest to them (SEM).
  • Create an environment where teachers have the training and experience to deliver AAU’s academic program, to help students find resources and mentors, to find audiences and outlets, and to help students focus their abilities on solving problems in areas that have personal relevance to the student.  This learning environment will be created and supported through targeted professional development, cross-campus professional collaboration, and ongoing training/support (professional learning communities); and
  • Provide information (context) and thinking processes in an integrated, inductive, and real-problem-oriented manner.

It is the unique combination of SEM and active professional learning communities that sets AAU apart from other schools. SEM recognizes the need for high academic standards, equity in education, and strategies and content that promote learning for all students."

Substitute Reviews

"Great school, staff, and students. Great organization and a great experience." - Kimberly K.

"Teacher was extremely organized and the lesson plan was easy to follow. Kids know the routine well." - Ivy T.

Arizona Conservatory for Arts and Academics Elementary School

ACAA Elementary School (Phoenix, AZ) has been partnered with Senya since July of 2023.

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About ACAA Elementary School

"The Arizona Conservatory for Arts & Academics (ACAA) Elementary is a public, non-tuition charter school serving grades K-5. ACAA is a member of the Sequoia Schools family of schools managed by Edkey, Inc.

We offer an innovative schedule and high powered curriculum, with a faculty of highly qualified educators and professional artists who share a mutual determination to find a better way to educate the next generation. We are dedicated to providing students with a rigorous curriculum fostering a balance between fine arts and a dynamic program of student centered instruction in a college preparatory setting. Students attend school Monday through Thursday with an opportunity on Fridays to participate in free tutoring for more academic support as well as department rehearsals. We are accredited through AdvancED and have been rated as one of the top performing arts schools in Phoenix, Arizona."

Substitute Reviews

ACAA Elementary School has received over 100 five-star ratings just halfway through the school year!

"These were the best middle schoolers I have ever taught! Small classes, very clear and helpful sub plans, helpful staff; I would love to sub again at this school." - Taylor W.

Noah Webster Academy

Noah Webster Academy (Orem, Utah) has been partnered with Senya since August of 2020.

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About Noah Webster Academy

"Noah Webster Academy is a community of scholars, parents, teachers, staff, and board members who partner to develop the hearts and minds of children, create a safe and nurturing environment, and inspire a lifelong love of learning, leadership, and service.

Our desire is to ensure academic growth for each child as they master grade level content as prescribed by the Utah state standards. We accomplish this through a variety of ways and resources.

  • Positive certified teachers with teaching assistants in each classroom
  • Proven academic growth for each child.
  • Researched based programs to assist with teaching and learning.
  • Leveled grouping for reading and math which supports individualized instruction.
  • Daily use of technology in all grades.
  • Continual monitoring of content taught and retaught as needed.
  • Teacher-led after school enrichment activities.

We help develop strong character traits in each child, thus giving them the necessary skills to be contributing citizens in society. We teach and promote:

  • Patriotism.
  • Moral values.
  • Self-confidence.
  • Goal setting skills.
  • Helping others.

We partner with parents to ensure there is a strong, positive connection between home and school."

Substitute Reviews

Noah Webster Academy has been rated 5 stars by over two dozen subs!

"Great school and great staff." - Kimberly K.

"Love working here! Staff was friendly, teacher was amazing, kids were great! Would love to sub here again." - Allie H.

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