The Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International Studies – Junior High is a 6th-8th grade campus with a focus on high academic achievement, character acquisition, and cultural awareness. As an IB School, Middle Years Programme, the Odyssey Institute emphasizes global citizenship and personal values, and the bar is set nothing short of excellence for all team members.
Committed to improving the quality of education, the Odyssey Preparatory Family of Schools is happy to announce they broke ground on their first stand-alone Junior High campus. The Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International Studies Junior High campus will be opened in August 2016.
The Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International Studies campuses are for middle and high school scholars. In August 2016, the Junior High scholars will have their own campus located across from the high school. The high school will be expanding, taking over the current middle school buildings.
The Institute emphasizes not only higher academic success, but creating life-long scholars. Scholar athletes at the Institute exhibit sportsmanship by choosing to participate in a variety of athletic programs offered. Currently, The Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International Studies is the only school in the state of Arizona requiring the full International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme for scholars in the 6th through the 10th grades. Odyssey is the fourth school in the state of Arizona to offer both the Middle Years Programme and the Diploma Programme.
The expansion and addition of campuses allows for students serious about their education, personal and professional goals the opportunity to enroll.
Welcome to our school! Please let us know if we can be of assistance in any way.
Contact Information: (Office Hours are Monday-Thursday, 7:00am-5:00pm) Phone: 623-777-1740 Fax: 623-777-1703 Attendance Line: 623-777-1955 Location: 1495 S. Verrado Way, Building E, Buckeye, AZ 85326 (At the intersection of Yuma and Verrado Way)
Entering Junior High?
The transition from elementary school to junior high school can be challenging for scholars and parents. With the change comes a new campus, new schedule, new administrator, teachers, and staff. New social groups and more independence. We realize these changes can be nerve racking for any parent. Odyssey’s middle school transition, which is different from Arizona’s K-8 structure, makes the high school transition easier on our Scholars.
Part of the transition means scholars start to make their own choices. Scholars choose electives and a Language Acquisition class. Sixth graders choose to take either band or choir and will choose to study Spanish or Mandarin. Seventh and eighth-grade scholars are given the ability to choose art as an elective. All Odyssey eighth-grade scholars participate in the PSAT tests. Junior high offers scholars a plethora of clubs and sports. Odyssey’s junior high athletes compete in the Great Hearts League.
Please download our “Welcome to Junior High” newsletter to read more about what to expect at the Oi Junior High in 2017-2018.
At the Odyssey Preparatory Family of Schools every child matters. Odyssey provides a safe and secure environment that facilitates creativity and fun. All scholars are given the opportunity to discover and use their talents to make a positive impact on their community and the world. Through the use of innovative curriculum and technology, students at Odyssey are empowered to become compassionate lifelong learners, respectful of intercultural communities and will be prepared to lead in the ever-changing global market place.
What started out in 2009 as a school in a strip mall, now has 5 campuses: 3 elementary campuses, a middle school and a high school campus. The schools you choose to attend mark the first steps you take in building your future’s foundation. Your elementary school education sets you up for a successful high school. Your high school education is your first milestone to enrolling into higher education or entering a competitive job market.
You have the right to a quality education, one that will prepare you for endless opportunities in your journey through life.
Pre-Enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year.
The Odyssey Family of Schools is excited you’re interested in enrolling at one of our schools. Starting December 11, 2017, we will be accepting pre-enrollment applications for the 2018-2019 school year. The first lottery drawing will be held on February 2, 2018. Pre-enrollment Information Nights will be held on January 9th, January 16th, January 23rd, and January 30th. For a successful transition into the Odyssey Family of Schools, it’s imperative any interested families attend one of these meetings.
Principal’s Letter odyprep1
I have been looking forward to the start of this school year for many years now. When Holly, Megan, and I dreamed of creating an environment where students were remade into scholars, and true learning took precedence over standardized test scores, we dreamed of this day. That day is here.
Scholars, welcome to The Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International Studies Junior High campus!
Principal, The Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International Studies, Jr. High
The Odyssey Preparatory Academy Family of Schools sells their spirit wear at the spirit store. Outerwear, t-shirts, the Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International Studies P.E. uniforms and other school accessories may be purchased online or at the Odyssey Spirit Store located at 1495 S. Verrado Way (OI High School Campus).