Arizona Charter Schools

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a charter school? 

A: A charter school is an independently run public school that is granted greater flexibility in its operations in return for greater accountability for performance. Charter schools were established to give parents academic choices for their children and provide a learning environment to improve student achievement.

Q: Does Vista College Prep charge tuition? 

A: No. Vista College Prep, as a public charter school, is tuition-free. There are also no fees to apply. We believe that high-quality education is a right that every child deserves.

Q: Who is eligible to enroll at Vista College Prep? 

A: Enrollment is currently open to students who will be entering Kindergarten - Fourth Grade for the 2016-2017 school year.   Children are eligible for kindergarten if they are five years of age by September 1  of the current year.  Children may also be considered for kindergarten through an early eligibility process if they will be five years of age between September 1st and December 31st.  Spaces are limited. Click here for more information on enrollment and to apply today.  

Q: Do students have to wear uniforms? 

A:  Yes.  Through a generous partnership with the Assistance League, Vista College Prep is able to provide three free uniforms upon enrolling at the start of school.  Students will wear a white or light blue top with navy blue bottoms.  

Q: Where is Vista College Prep located?

A: Vista College Prep has two locations. Our first school, VCP - Hadley, opened in August of 2013, is located at 812 S. 6th Ave. It serves scholars in kindergarten through fifth grade. Our second school, VCP - Maryvale, opened in July of 2017, is located at 4520 W McDowell Rd.

Q: Does Vista College Prep provide meals for students?

A: Yes! Vista College Prep participates in the School Breakfast Program and the National School Lunch Program. We serve breakfast and lunch. Ask your school leadership team for more information regarding these programs. 

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