At Empower College Prep, we believe in setting our scholars up for success by establishing a long-term plan and vision of mastery for our elementary and high schools. Our curriculum is carefully aligned with Arizona’s Career and College Readiness standards, the Next Generation Science Standards, and pre-advanced placement courses for Social Studies.
We are committed to empowering our teachers and providing them with the resources they need to facilitate mastery and real-world application of knowledge and skills outlined in our long-term plan. Our teachers are encouraged to use a range of resources, including those purchased by the school, and to create resources that align with our scholars’ gifts, interests, and passions. In K-8 our reading curriculum is HMH’s Wonders and StudySync and for math we use Eureka Math. We use Mystery Science for K-5 science, Amplify for 6-8 science, and SAVVAS or Discovery for social studies. We also use aimsweb+, IXL, Khan Academy, Lexia, and many other platforms, apps, and resources to support scholars.
By aligning our curriculum with rigorous standards and empowering our teachers, we are confident that our scholars will be prepared for success in college and beyond. We strive to create a culture of excellence where all our scholars can thrive and reach their full potential.
We believe in providing access to college-level coursework during high school. This not only prepares our scholars for success in college but also helps families save on tuition costs. To graduate, scholars are encouraged to excel in four Advanced Placement (AP) or dual enrollment classes in their desired area of study.
Our instruction emphasizes critical thinking and perseverance, essential for college success. Scholars are enrolled in a rigorous curriculum that aligns with Arizona’s Career and College Readiness standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and Advanced Placement courses in Social Studies. Our curriculum also includes Summit Learning, developed with Stanford University and used at a high-performing charter network in California. It focuses on 36 critical thinking skills across content areas.