About Us

Vision and Mission



Northern Arizona Academy will guide students in developing the social and academic skills necessary to achieve their goals and lead successful, fulfilling lives as citizens of the world.  


Northern Arizona Academy’s mission is to create an alternative learning environment for youth requiring additional structure and support to attain their full potential so as to transition successfully into positive, productive, engaged citizens.  Northern Arizona Academy will

  • Provide a personalized environment by employing small class sizes and individualized support;
  • Structure student achievement via Individual Learning Plans and college and career readiness activities;
  • Foster the development of 21st Century Skills;
  • Model and instruct appropriate social standards and behaviors;
  • Encourage and support students as they identify and achieve personal goals through self-exploration.




Northern Arizona Academy is a North Central Accredited Charter school in the White Mountains of Northern Arizona, with campuses in Taylor and Winslow.  Accreditation is a voluntary method of quality assurance developed more than 100 years ago by American universities and secondary schools, and designed primarily to distinguish schools adhering to a set of educational standards.  The accreditation process is also known in terms of its ability to effectively drive student performance and continuous improvement in education.  The NCA Accreditation ensures that credits earned at Northern Arizona Academy are accepted at high schools, colleges and universities, and the military.  For more information, please visit the AdvancED website via the links below. http://www.advanc-ed.org/what-accreditation http://www.advanc-ed.org/new-standards-quality  

Our Focus


 Northern Arizona Academy was chartered as an alternative high school in 1995. As an alternative school, Northern Arizona Academy specializes in serving students with behavioral issues, who have dropped-out of school, who are behind in credits to graduate, who are pregnant or parenting students, and adjudicated youth.    As leaders in alternative education, NAA is known for helping students achieve their academic, economic, and social goals.  Students can accelerate their academic career by earning college credits while in high school, and students who are behind in credits have opportunities for credit recovery in order to achieve their graduation goals.  We also specialize in helping students with gaps in their education to gain academic skills quickly, so that they can succeed in grade-level coursework.In addition to a full high school academic program that culminates in a high school diploma, NAA offers tutoring and academic supports, mental health services, community resources and referral, independent study and work credit options, flexible scheduling, and parent involvement.  Our small, supportive learning environment is dedicated to giving students the opportunities they need to succeed and based upon the cornerstone of positive relationships with caring staff. 

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