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Band Concert

Please join us for our band concert on Tuesday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m. at Harmon Elementary School. We look forward to seeing you there!


 
Winter Break

Winter break is on Wednesday, December 21 through Tuesday, January 3. School resumes on Wednesday, January 4. Enjoy the holiday season!


 
Orchestra Concert

Please mark your calendars to attend our orchestra concert on Thursday, January 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the cafetorium at Ellsworth Elementary School.  Read more >>>


 
Band Concert

Please join us for our band concert on Tuesday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m. at Harmon Elementary School. We look forward to seeing you there!


 
Winter Break

Winter break is on Wednesday, December 21 through Tuesday, January 3. School resumes on Wednesday, January 4. Enjoy the holiday season!


 
Orchestra Concert

Please mark your calendars to attend our orchestra concert on Thursday, January 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the cafetorium at Ellsworth Elementary School.  Read more >>>


 
Band Concert

Please join us for our band concert on Tuesday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m. at Harmon Elementary School. We look forward to seeing you there!


 
Winter Break

Winter break is on Wednesday, December 21 through Tuesday, January 3. School resumes on Wednesday, January 4. Enjoy the holiday season!


 
Orchestra Concert

Please mark your calendars to attend our orchestra concert on Thursday, January 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the cafetorium at Ellsworth Elementary School.  Read more >>>


 
Band Concert

Please join us for our band concert on Tuesday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m. at Harmon Elementary School. We look forward to seeing you there!


 
Winter Break

Winter break is on Wednesday, December 21 through Tuesday, January 3. School resumes on Wednesday, January 4. Enjoy the holiday season!


 
Orchestra Concert

Please mark your calendars to attend our orchestra concert on Thursday, January 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the cafetorium at Ellsworth Elementary School.  Read more >>>


 
Band Concert

Please join us for our band concert on Tuesday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m. at Harmon Elementary School. We look forward to seeing you there!


 
Winter Break

Winter break is on Wednesday, December 21 through Tuesday, January 3. School resumes on Wednesday, January 4. Enjoy the holiday season!


 
Orchestra Concert

Please mark your calendars to attend our orchestra concert on Thursday, January 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the cafetorium at Ellsworth Elementary School.  Read more >>>


 

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Welcome to Combs Traditional Academy

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Daily Schedule 2015-2016We’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!

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What people are saying about Combs Traditional Academy

  • I absolutely love CTA! - Involved teaching staff- my son's teacher is always open and available for quick meetings and takes the time to provide attention to each individual's needs. 
     
  • I am so proud of how my son is doing at this school. He has always struggled with confidence and his teacher is always so helpful finding ways that will help him succeed. 
     
  • This school is one of a very limited number of schools in the state of Arizona that has one of the best top notch educations and teaching for AZ. The teachers not only care but they also want your kid to succeed. The school has a small enrollment, which makes the learning even more fun and challenging.

A Message from our Principal

Dear Knights,

It is finally starting to feel like the winter! This is one of my favorite times of the year, with the Thanksgiving and winter holidays, which go so well with our character counts pillar of the month, caring.

I am thankful for the support and caring of our Combs Traditional Academy community. Our student council recently completed another successful food drive and our National Elementary Honor Society completed their first clothing drive. Both drives were student driven, but could not have been successful without your donations. The J.O. Combs Food and Clothing Bank gratefully received the items, and they will go back out to families in need within our J.O. Combs community.

I am grateful for the staff with whom I work. Their smiles and the care with which they put into the school and the children in our charge are an inspiration to me. We are fortunate to have such a tremendous group of adults that work with our children.

I am thankful for the children with whom we work. Their hugs, smiles, and greetings bring warmth to the cold days! I love to see how much they love to learn and challenge themselves when I visit the classrooms. They, too, are an inspiration to me!

Finally, I am thankful for the collaboration we have between our parents and teachers, especially with our PTO. They help celebrate our staff birthdays, recognize our staff with dinner at conferences, and supply our Art Masterpiece program. We have two upcoming PTO programs which are always wonderful events, but they don’t happen without your involvement! Please consider, in this time of thanksgiving and generosity, giving your time to bingo night or the sweetheart dance. You can contact our front office if you have an interest in volunteering, and we can follow up with PTO.

The holidays are always busy times of the year. Thank you for your tireless efforts on our behalf. We truly couldn’t be the school we are without you.

Thank you, and happy holidays!

 

 Sincerely,


Marcus Berkshire
Principal