750 E. Riley Drive
Avondale, AZ 85326
Coldwater Academy is a non-traditional program serving Junior and Senior students of Agua Fria Union High School District to become college and career ready despite having fallen behind in earning credits. CWA has offered students the opportunity to re-cover required credits for graduation since 2005 and is located on the Agua Fria High School campus. Students re-cover both core and elective credits using the Odysseyware online learning curriculum that is aligned with the state of Arizona’s college and career readiness standards. Students are placed at CWA through a referral from a home school guidance counselor. Academic, productivity, and behavioral expectations are discussed with students at intake. Students who complete their credits with CWA are still deemed graduates of their home school and are invited to participate in all graduation activities with their home school. CWA has received recognition for contributing to the district’s graduation rate.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How can I enroll my student in Coldwater Academy?
A. Students are referred through a counselor at their home school. The coordinator at Coldwater will contact students and their parent(s) once the referral is received from the counselor.
Q. Who is eligible to attend Coldwater?
A. Students who are at-risk of dropping out due to credit deficiency and/or students who struggle with attendance issues are commonly referred to Coldwater. Preference is given to students with senior or junior status.
Q. How do I know if Coldwater might be a good fit for myself/my student?
A. Students who are committed to working hard and attending regularly are very successful at recovering credits and receiving their diplomas or returning to their home campus. Students who are employed can receive work study credits while attending Coldwater.
Q. Who do I talk to if I have other questions?
A. Contact a counselor at any your home school, or call Coldwater at 623-932-7106 and ask to speak to the Director.
Bryan Richman, Ed.D
Non-Tradtional Programs Director
Coldwater Academy Adminstrator
Director of Coldwater Academy