We’re one of five elementary schools in the J.O. Combs Unified School District, located in the warm and beautiful San Tan Valley of Arizona. You’ll find our school conveniently located at the southeast corner of Combs & Gantzel Roads. We proudly serve students in kindergarten through 6th grade.
What makes us unique is our “Back-to-Basics” philosophy. Here at Combs Traditional Academy we develop a solid foundation of fundamental and higher-level thinking skills through a structured curriculum that is consistent and sequential throughout grade levels. We deliver curriculum using direct teaching techniques, whole class instruction, and other approved teaching methods. We also plan our teaching and learning around textbooks and written assignments and do not interrupt classes for non-curricular programs or activities.
Browse our website to find out more about who we are and our educational philosophy. If you feel your child would benefit from what we have to offer, don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to meeting you!
While the weather outside may be cold, learning is heating up inside our walls and there’s much to share!
Parent Teacher Conferences are this month. Our spring conferences are student led, which gives your child an opportunity to discuss with you his/her progress to date as well as his/her goals to finish out the year. For those families that require individual conferences with their child’s teacher, we reserve the Friday conference sessions for private conferences. Please take the time to bring your child on Thursday, February 23, and celebrate their achievements!
Conferences run from 12:00-4:30 p.m. and 5:30-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 23 and 12:00-4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 24. Teachers will be communicating with you regarding private conferences on Friday and their layout for Thursday’s conferences. Please contact them if you have questions.
Additionally, we are excited to be participating in the Arizona Sci-Tech Festival at Combs High School on Thursday, February 16 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.! We invite you and your family to come and participate in our K-3 interactive science activities or see our 4th-6th grade Investigation and Invention projects that will be on display. There will also be many other science and technology related activities and vendors that evening. We hope to see you there!
We always want to hear acknowledgements about our staff. Last month, we had one for Mrs. Allen in 5th grade for “going above and beyond with helping my son do the best he can in class. She always keeps in contact with me if he is struggling. I appreciate everything she does!” Thank you for the kind words and keep them coming!
Our character trait for this month is fairness. Fairness means to play by the rules, take turns and share, be open-minded and listen to others, don’t take advantage of others, don’t blame others carelessly, and treat all people fairly. We hope you can emphasize this character trait at home as well!
It’s that time of year where we start making plans for next school year and, in order to do that, we need to make sure of your plans for next year! This year, we have gone digital and e-mailed out the intent to return forms. Please contact our front office if you did not receive it or have any questions. This information helps us as we determine our staffing needs for the upcoming school year. Additionally, if you have a kindergartener or know of someone that will have a kindergarten child next year, please remind him or her of our Kindergarten Round-up on Thursday, February 9 at 6:00 p.m.!
Thank you for choosing Combs Traditional Academy and believing in our mission to provide a rigorous academic focus for all students in a collaborative environment that emphasizes responsibility and respect.