Career Success Schools

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Career Success Schools is a non-profit organization that is Corporate Accredited through Cognia.

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Career Success School District Homeless Policy

The Career Success School District recognizes its obligation to ensure that homeless children have access to the same free and appropriate public education provided to other children within the district.  The district shall remove barriers to enrollment and provide homeless students with access to education and other services necessary for these students to meet the same challenging performance standards as other students.  Students shall not be segregated into a separate school or program based on their statutes as homeless, nor shall homeless students be stigmatized in any way.

The designated homeless liaison shall ensure that placement decisions for homeless students are based on the student’s best interest as defined in law and administrative regulation.

Click here or on the image below to learn how Career Success Schools will maintain the health and safety of students, educators, and other staff and the extent to which it has adopted policies, and a description of any such policies, on each of the following safety recommendations established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Safe Return to In-Person Instruction Plan
  • Title IX – Sexual Discrimination Policy and Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedures

    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Title IX regulations prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including gender-based and sexual harassment discrimination, in the School’s educational programs and activities, including employment.  Career Success Schools is committed to maintaining an educational and working environment free from sex discrimination and harassment and encourages any student or employee who believes they have been subjected to discrimination on the basis of sex, whether by students or by Career Success Schools employees, to utilize this procedure.  For more information please read the full sexual discrimination policy and sexual harassment grievance procedures.

    Title IX Coordinator’s Name and Contact Information

    Corrie McDonald, 8537 N. 27th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85051, Phone: 602-346-0487,

    Nondiscrimination Statement

    It is the policy of the Career Success Schools to prohibit discriminatory harassment based on actual or perceived race, color, religion/religious beliefs, sex, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, sexual orientation, creed, citizenship status, marital status, political beliefs/affiliation, disability, home language, parental status, status with regard to public assistance, limited proficiency in English, or family, social or cultural background, or any other reason not related to the student’s individual capabilities or on the basis of association with others identified by these categories. Career Success Schools shall investigate all complaints, formal or informal, verbal or written, of discriminatory or other harassment, and shall take appropriate action against anyone who is found to have violated this policy.

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Corporate & Governing  Boards

Jean Duffy
President/CEO, Director, Agent
Kevin Zirk
Joni Sucato
Daniela Bulmini
Ditza BenShalom-Pillow

2022 / 2023

Jean Duffy, Board President
Charter Rep/Business & Operations Manager
Career Success Schools

Kevin Zirk, Board Secretary
Financial Planner-Broker

Ditza BenShalom-Pillow, Member
FA Director

Daniela Bulmini, Member
Director Of Education
Accord Healthcare Institute

Joni Sucato, Member
Feed The Students

Charter Board Compliance

Charter holder’s performance dashboards
Financial, operational, and academic dashboards

Charter school academic dashboards
Tech campus
R.L. Duffy campus
Stem Academy
Sage elementary

Public Records Request – Dr. Edith Macklin / Jean Duffy 602.341.6393

Parental Rights Handbook

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Teacher Pay Increases

Average Teacher Salary at Career Success Schools for Budget Year 2023-2024
Pursuant to (A.R.S. §15-189.05), as added by Laws 2018, Ch. 285, §3

Average salary of all teachers employed in budget year 2024 – $54,353
Average salary of all teachers employed in budget year 2023 – $51,081
Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year 2023 – $3,272
Percentage increase in average teacher salary from the prior year 2023 – 6.4%
Average salary of all teachers employed in budget year 2018 – $39,785
Increase in average teacher salary since 2018 – $14,568
Percentage increase in average teacher salary since 2018 – 36.6%

School Safety Policy

The purpose of this school safety policy is to generally set forth the principles by which the School responds to threats against the School and its students, employees, and volunteers. Given the sensitivity of the subject matter contemplated by this policy, this is intentionally a nonexhaustive consideration of the School’s safety protocols; therefore, this policy supplements but does not replace any other safety protocols or applicable state or federal laws governing the School’s obligations to maintain a safe learning environment.

In order to comply with A.R.S. § 15-153, the School’s Principal or their designee, will report to local law enforcement any suspected crime against a person or property that (i) is a Serious Offense or involves a Deadly Weapon or Dangerous Instrument or Serious Physical Injury; or (ii) any conduct that poses a threat of death or Serious Physical Injury to a School employee, student, or other person on the School’s property (collectively, “Suspected Criminal Conduct”). All capitalized terms in this paragraph have the meaning set forth in Arizona law.

In accordance with applicable state and federal law, including FERPA, the School’s Principal or their designee, will notify the parent or guardian of each student who is involved in Suspected Criminal Conduct. School employees are expected to report and document any Suspected Criminal Conduct by immediately notifying any member of the School administration of the incident and promptly preparing a written report of the incident and providing the report to a member of the School Administration. The School may, in its discretion, discipline any School employee who the School believes failed to properly report and document Suspected Criminal Conduct, and the School will maintain a record of such disciplinary action. In accordance with applicable law, the School will, upon reasonable request, make such a disciplinary record available to a public school considering hiring that employee.

In accordance with A.R.S. § 15-186.01, if the School determines a student has been harassed, threatened, or intimidated on School grounds or in a manner that substantially disrupts the School’s learning environment, the School’s Principal or their designee, will notify the parent or guardian of that affected student. Threatening or intimidating behavior and harassment have the meanings set forth in A.R.S. § 15-186.01.

School/Classroom Visit Policy

Parents of Enrolled Students. In accordance with Arizona law, parents of students enrolled at the school may request to visit, tour, or observe their child’s classroom (a “campus visit”), subject to the following parameters:

  • All campus visit requests must be received by the school at least 24 hours in advance of the proposed visit, provided that the school, in its sole discretion, may waive the 24-hour advance notice requirement on a case-by-case basis.
  • Campus visit requests will be promptly reviewed by the principal, with input from the classroom teacher.
  • Campus visit requests will be approved unless they threaten to interfere with the physical, intellectual, social, or emotional health and/or safety of students and staff.

During any approved campus visit, parents will be subject to all policies applicable to campus visitors generally, including safety requirements for providing identification, signing in and out of the campus, and if applicable, being accompanied by school staff.

Parents of Potential Students. In accordance with Arizona law, parents who wish to enroll their child in the school may request a campus visit, subject to the same parameters set forth above for parents of enrolled students. In addition, parents of potential students will be required to be accompanied at all times during any campus visit by a current staff member.

Scheduling. Approved campus visits will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time for the school and the parents, and may be limited to a specific time frame, at the school’s discretion.

Health and Safety Parameters. For purposes of this policy, the following requests threaten to interfere with the physical, intellectual, social, or emotional health and/or safety of students and staff, and are therefore not allowed:

  • Requests for campus visits during state testing, other testing periods, or at other times that would clearly interfere with educational instruction or disrupt the educational environment.
  • Requests for campus visits by parents who have demonstrated failure to abide by Parent Behavioral Expectations (set forth below), or who have otherwise failed to abide by campus visitation policies of the school.
  • Requests that, for other reasons, threaten to interfere with the physical, intellectual, social, or emotional health and/or safety of students and staff.

Parent Behavioral Expectations. During any campus visit, parents are expected and required to comply with all campus visitor procedures and to comport themselves at all times with appropriate decorum and in a manner that is respectful and conducive to an environment in which the educational objectives of the school can be effectively administered. Consistent with this expectation, any parental behavior that constitutes harassment, bullying, or verbal or physical abuse of staff or students, or that otherwise disrupts the educational environment is expressly prohibited.

In addition, parents may not interfere with instruction or distract from the instructional environment, nor may parents help their child with their schoolwork during a campus visit, unless specifically allowed by the classroom teacher.

Parents who disregard these behavioral expectations while on school grounds will be ejected from campus; may be prohibited from future campus visits or subject to other limitations on future campus visits; and may be subject to other consequences under applicable law or policy

Community Partners

Career Success Schools has partnered with members of our community in order to provide any services or assistance our students may need.