Northern Arizona Academy is an alternative high school located in Taylor.  Originally chartered in 1995, the mission of Northern Arizona Academy is to provide an alternative learning community for students with behavioral, social-emotional, or academic barriers to success in a supportive, small school setting. As an alternative high school we specialize in providing academic and social supports to ensure the success of each student.  We offer opportunities for credit recovery, remediation, one-to-one tutoring, flexible scheduling, independent study, work study, and dual enrollment at Northland Pioneer College.  We strive to offer an excellent academic program based upon strong personal relationships with high quality teachers and staff; rigorous academic work with supports as needed; and relevant, engaging curriculum aimed at building skills for success after high school.


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.

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