Pointe Schools was founded on the need to create a school environment that would support parents as they built character and leadership qualities in their students, provide an excellent education and be financially accessible to everyone. In the fall of 1999, Pointe Educational Services was formed as a non-profit corporation, in order to open and operate an independent public school. In 2001, North Pointe Prep (grades 7-12) opened and in 2002, Canyon Pointe Academy (grades K-6) and Pinnacle Pointe Academy (grades K-6) opened.
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10215 North 43rd Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85051
(on the North Pointe Campus)
Pointe Educational Services Corporate Board President Dr. Jody L. Johnson has directed that the following caption and link be posted.
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Arizona State Board for Charter Schools Notice of Intent to Revoke Charter and Notice of Hearing and Notice of Prehearing Conference
At approximately 9:54am on Monday, September 24, 2018, Pointe Educational Services (dba Pointe Schools) received a Notice of Intent to Revoke Charter and Notice of Hearing and Notice of Prehearing Conference. This notification was prompted by the September 10, 2018 Arizona State Board for Charter Schools’ unanimous vote which was in response to former Pointe Schools Superintendent Dr. Jody L. Johnson’s decision to not have Canyon Pointe Academy and Pinnacle Pointe Academy 4th graders and North Pointe Prep 8th and 9th graders participate in the AIMS Science assessment during the testing window of March 26, 2018 to April 20, 2018. According to the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools, Pointe Educational Services breached its charter and violated state law when it failed to administer the statewide assessment in science. In addition to notifying all staff and parents or guardians of students attending Canyon Pointe Academy, Pinnacle Pointe Academy, and North Pointe Prep of this Notice of Intent to Revoke Charter within 48 hours of receipt, Pointe Educational Services is also required to provide access to the notice and the date, time, and location of the hearing set with the Office of Administrative Hearings. At 4:49pm on September 25, 2018 parents or guardians were mailed the information contained in the link below titled, Parent or Guardian Communication. All employees present on their campus the morning of September 26, 2018 received a copy of the this communication as well. Employees not present were mailed the communication. At 9:26am on September 26, 2018 the parent or guardian and staff notification requirement of the Notice of Intent to Revoke Charter and Notice of Hearing and Notice of Prehearing Conference was completed. Relevant links have been provided in an attempt to be as transparent as possible about this matter.
An Open Letter to the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools
azcentral.com article 10.9.18
Update from Dr. Johnson on Informal Settlement Meeting with the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools
Parent or Guardian Communication
ASBCS Notice of Intent to Revoke Charter and Notice of Hearing and Notice of Prehearing
Minutes from Pointe Schools Governing School Board Meeting on September 19, 2018
Agenda for Pointe Educational Service Corporate Board Meeting on September 20, 2018 (minutes have not been provide but everything was tabled)
Email from North Pointe Principal Smailagic to Dr. Johnson
Email from Pinnacle Pointe Principal Fallon to Dr. Johnson
Email from Canyon Pointe Principal Leuty to Dr. Johnson
Teacher Salary Increases for the 2018-2019 School Year
For the 2018-2019 school year, Pointe Schools adjusted the annual salary for first year certified teachers from $34,500 to $39,000. In addition to all returning teachers receiving a 10% annual salary increase, returning teacher salaries were increased to reflect the new starting pay. For example, a teacher who just completed their first year at $34,500 will be making $39,800 for the 2018-2019 school year - a 15.36% increase. For the past 10 years, while the legislature was defending education, Pointe Schools teachers received a 3% raise each year. With the new funding for 2018-2019 school year, Pointe Schools is investing a total of $182,189.92 towards raises.
2017-2018 Average Teacher Salary
2018-2019 Average Teacher Salary
Average Teacher Salary 2-5 years
Average Teacher Salary 6-9 years
Average Teacher Salary 10+ years
Arizona State Retirement
Since Charter Schools are not required to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS), comparing teacher salaries can often be similar to comparing apples to oranges. Unlike many Charter Organizations who do not participate in ASRS, Pointe Schools matches the 11.64% employee contribution to retirement. That means a first year certified teacher making $39,000 receives an additional $4,539.60 in ASRS contribution for a total annual compensation of $43,539.60.