Our youngest scholars begin their learning adventure at The Iliad Preschool where they are exposed to academics, foreign languages, art, music, physical education, and making responsible choices. The quest for knowledge continues as scholars navigate their way through our phenomenal Odyssey Preparatory Academies and The Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International Studies. The journey concludes–not simply with college admission–but by the wholehearted admission of life-long scholars and principled individuals into a global society in which they are prepared to flourish and lead.
We emphasize our mission, vision, and core values every day.
San Tan Foothills scored two touchdowns in the first six minutes, then couldn’t get a break for the rest of the game as Buckeye Odyssey Institute sailed to a 33-14 win on Friday night...
Camp Invention, a nationally recognized nonprofit summer enrichment camp program, is coming to Odyssey Preparatory Academy-Goodyear June 11 to June 15....
Africa will be the destination for a field trip for two students and an administrator from the Odyssey Preparatory Family of Schools who will participate in a project to improve access to drinking water for a village.
The group that will leave Thursday will be part of a Water Is Life team working in the west African nation of Ghana....
The Odyssey Preparatory Academy Family of Schools operates as one district composed of TOPA-Buckeye; TOPA-Goodyear; TOPA-Sienna Hills and The Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International Studies. District-wide information can be found below
Board meetings for The Odyssey Preparatory Academy will be held at 1495 S. Verrado Way, Buckeye, AZ 85326. The meeting agendas are posted on this website below. Agendas will be posted no less than 24 hours prior to the meeting. Meeting Minutes from any prior meeting not posted are available upon request.
Board Meeting Notices:
Notices are in chronological order. Please scroll to the bottom for the most recent notice.
TOPA’s 3rd Core Value is “Growth is not always measured by test scores.” We will always adhere to the core value as we know scholars learn more when they are engaged in meaningful learning, not simply test taking skills. However, we also understand that AZ Merit scores always peak public interest; as a way to make TOPA’s AZ Merit scores easy to read, we have compiled the following data by campus. To see the result graphs for the 2018-2019 year, click here: 2018-19 AZ Merit.
It is the policy of The Odyssey Preparatory Academy (“TOPA”) to not discriminate in employment, admission,
treatment or access to its programs or activities on the basis of disability. TOPA has adopted an
internal grievance procedure providing for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging
any action prohibited by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794) or by Title
II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Section 504 and Title II prohibit discrimination on the
basis of disability in any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. TOPA’s Director
of Special Education/Section 504-Title II Coordinator has been designated to coordinate the efforts
of TOPA to comply with Section 504 and Title II.
The Director of Special Education/Section 504-Title II Coordinator can be reached at: Director of Special Education/Section 504-Title II Coordinator 1495 S. Airport Rd. Buckeye, AZ 85326 623-327-1757 (Phone) 623-327-0554 (fax) Holly Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) Any person who believes she or he has been subjected to discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of disability may file a grievance under this procedure. TOPA prohibits retaliation against anyone who files a grievance or cooperates in the investigation of a grievance. Procedure: Grievances must be submitted to the Section 504/Title II Coordinator within six months of the date the person filing the grievance becomes aware of the alleged discriminatory action.
A complaint should be, but is not required to be, in writing, containing the name and address of the person filing it. The complaint must state the problem or action alleged to be discriminatory and the remedy or relief sought. If the Complainant is unable to put the complaint in writing, TOPA shall provide reasonable accommodations to assist the Complainant with submission of his/her complaint. (Note: Please see the attached Complaint form, which may be used to file a complaint in conformance with these procedures).
The Section 504/Title II Coordinator (or her/his designee) shall conduct an investigation of the complaint. This investigation may be informal, but it must be thorough, affording all interested persons an opportunity to submit evidence relevant to the complaint, including the opportunity to present witnesses. The Section 504/Title II Coordinator will maintain the files and records of TOPA relating to such grievances.
The Section 504/Title II Coordinator will issue a written decision on the grievance no later than 30 days after its filing, unless extenuating circumstances require an extension of the 30 day timeline. In such a case, the Section 504/Title II Coordinator (or her/his designee) will communicate with the Complainant concerning the need for an extension.
The person filing the grievance may appeal the decision of the Section 504/Title II Coordinator by writing to TOPA’s Co-Directors within 15 calendar days of receiving the Section 504/Title II Coordinator’s decision. The Co-Directors shall issue a written decision in response to the appeal no later than 30 calendar days after its filing.
TOPA shall maintain confidentiality as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The availability and use of this grievance procedure does not prevent a person from filing a complaint of discrimination on the basis of disability with the U. S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights. TOPA will make appropriate arrangements to ensure that disabled persons are provided other accommodations, if needed, to participate in this grievance process. Such arrangements may include, but are not limited to, providing interpreters for the deaf, providing taped cassettes of material for the blind, providing a scribe for submission of the complaint, or assuring a barrier-free location for the proceedings. The Section 504/Title II Coordinator will be responsible for such arrangements.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students who are 18 years of age or older (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records. Please click here for the documentation. Ferpa-052115
The intent of Child Find is that all children from birth through age 21 with delays or disabilities are identified, located and evaluated to receive the supports and services they need.
Public schools and the Arizona Early Intervention Program are responsible for “finding” eligible children and providing services needed for them to reach their developmental milestones or meet their educational needs.
When children are “found”, they are referred to a specialist to screen their development. The screening helps “identify” any areas of concern that need to be evaluated further. In order to receive early intervention or special education services, a child must be evaluated to confirm they have a delay or disability that falls under state definitions.
If needed, the child is evaluated using state criteria for specific delays or disabilities. If eligible, the Arizona Early Intervention Program or a public school system will offer early intervention or special education services according to the child’s needs.
If you have any concerns, please contact the special education office at any campus or call the district office at (623) 327-1757.
The Odyssey Preparatory Academy will be destroying the unclaimed Special Education records for students who exited Special Education Services in this district prior to and during the 2014-2015 school year on or after July 31, 2018. The district will be sending out letters of notification to parents/guardians or former scholars last known address. If you do not receive a letter and think that you might have records that would be available for claiming, please contact the Special Education Office at the Campus location the scholar previously attended.
The Arizona Early Intervention Program, also known as AzEIP (pronounced Ay – zip), is a statewide system of support and services for families of children, birth to three, with disabilities or developmental delays. For more information, please download this form: Early-Intervention-Program-AZEIP
“Section 504,” is a federal statute that prohibits discrimination against persons. For more information, please click here: 504ProceduralManual
Any person who believes she or he has been subjected to discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of disability may file a grievance under this procedure. For more information click here:504grievance
For information regarding the procedural safeguards for Section 504, please click here.
Click here to view the Annual Financial Report as submitted to the Arizona Department of Education.