Meal Distribution Update

In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, there will be no meal distribution on Thursday, November 26, 2020.  Meal distribution will resume on Tuesday, November 30, 2020.  In addition, meals will not be provided over Winter BreakLast meal distribution for 2020 will be Thursday, December 17, and will resume on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.  Please reach out to Food Services Director Jenny Michael at for any questions you may have.


Governing Board Decision

Good Afternoon Scorpion Families,
PLC Charter Schools’ Governing Board decided unanimously in favor of continuing academic instruction via distance learning through the end of the calendar year (through December). The board will reconvene on December 8th to assess our instructional approach and overall needs within the community regarding COVID-19. Thank you to those that joined in today to share your thoughts and statements with the board members. Your voice has an impact and deserves to be heard.
This decision was based on the guidance and recommendations per the Maricopa County and the Arizona Department of Health Services due to this specified community outbreak and the input from our school community.  We will continue to monitor the Maricopa County Department of Health Services and Arizona state guidance for a safe reopening.  Our hope is to see an adequate and consistent decline in the cases we are experiencing within our community which will allow our campus to safely reopen. Our priority is to ensure the safety of our school family.
We would like to encourage our school community to remain diligent maintaining healthy habits, staying safe, as well as continue to be supportive and involved in the educational experience we are providing.
Thank you for all you have done at home to partner with our teachers and staff to best serve the needs of your children.  The recording for the Governing Board meeting can be found by clicking the link below.
Buenas Tardes Familias Escorpión,
La Mesa Directiva de las Escuelas Autónomas de PLC decidió unánimemente a favor de la instrucción académica continua a través del aprendizaje a distancia hasta el final del año calendario (hasta Diciembre). La junta volverá a reunirse el 8 de Diciembre para evaluar nuestro enfoque educativo y las necesidades generales dentro de la comunidad con respecto a COVID-19. Gracias a quienes se unieron hoy para compartir sus pensamientos y declaraciones con los miembros de la junta. Tu voz tiene un impacto y merece ser escuchada.
Esta decisión se basó en la orientación y las recomendaciones del condado de Maricopa y el Departamento de Servicios de Salud de Arizona debido a este brote comunitario específico y la opinión de nuestra comunidad escolar. Continuaremos monitoreando el Departamento de Servicios de Salud del Condado de Maricopa y la guía del estado de Arizona para una reapertura segura. Nuestra esperanza es ver una disminución adecuada y constante en los casos que estamos experimentando dentro de nuestra comunidad, lo que permitirá que nuestro campus vuelva a abrir de manera segura. Nuestra prioridad es garantizar la seguridad de nuestra familia escolar.
Nos gustaría alentar a nuestra comunidad escolar a que se mantenga diligente en el mantenimiento de hábitos saludables, se mantenga seguro, así como a que continúe apoyando e involucrado en la experiencia educativa que brindamos.
Gracias por todo lo que ha hecho en casa para asociarse con nuestros maestros y personal para atender mejor las necesidades de sus hijos. La grabación de la reunión de la Junta de Gobierno se puede encontrar haciendo clic en el enlace a continuación.



Fall Break Is Here!

We just want to remind our Scorpion Family that we will have our Fall Break beginning on Monday, Oct. 5th and going through Monday, Oct. 12th.  Live lessons for students will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 13th at their normal times.  Tuesday, Oct.13th will be Day 5! 

Our Front Office will be open on Monday, the 5th and Tuesday, the 6th from 7am-2pm and will be closed the rest of the week.  The Front Office will reopen on Tuesday, the 13th during their regular hours of 7am-3pm.

Stay safe, healthy, and enjoy your Break!


No Meal Services During Fall Break

Here is an announcement from our Food Services Director, Ms. Jenny Michael explaining that there will be no meals being served during our Fall Break.


New Hours for School Meals Start Oct. 13

Here is a letter from our Food Services Director, Ms. Jenny Michael regarding our Meal Distribution.  ALL CHILDREN are eligible for free meals!


Influenza (Flu) Vaccinations Available

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) have partnered with each other and with schools across the Valley to help make the influenza (flu) vaccines more available to everyone.  AAEM would like to encourage you to take every precaution to stay safe and healthy as we move forward into the the cooler months.  You can go to this website,, to find a location in your area where you can receive this vaccination.


AAEM and Rio Salado Partnering for Adult ESL Classes

PLC Charters Schools is happy to partner with Rio Salado Community College to offer free Adult English Language courses this year!  Please complete the form on the link below to register!

¡PLC Charters Schools se complace en asociarse con Rio Salado Community College para ofrecer cursos de inglés para adultos este año gratis! ¡Por favor complete el formulario en el enlance para registrarse!

If you have questions regarding classes please contact Gloria Pulido at 623-474-2120 or via email at


AAEM Reopening Statement from Governing Board

PLC Charter School's Governing Board decided unanimously to continue academic instruction through distance learning due to the high rate of COVID-19 cases in the Tolleson area.  Distance learning will continue through November 4th, with a reassessment of the situation during the week of October 19th.  You can read the full statement from Principal Ramirez here.


August 26th, 4-5pm- Virtual Curriculum Night and Title 1 Information ***Video Link Embedded***

On August 26th from 4-5pm, please join us virtually for our annual Curriculum Night.  We will also be going over information pertaining to our Title 1 funding.  Join our administrative team to learn more about our grade level teams, academic programs, curriculum, and the benefits of our Title 1 programs that are provided to all of our students and staff.  We will be using Google Meets and will post the link prior to our meeting.  We look forward to seeing you!  ***You can view our Virtual Town Hall recording by clicking on the logo below.  Thank you to all the parents, students, and staff that attended!***


Times for Free Meals Distribution Extending!

Our Food Services Department would like to let you know that we are extending our hours for picking up meals during the week!  We will now be serving meals for AAEM students on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00am to 11:00am.  On Tuesday, you will receive lunch and breakfast for Tuesday and Wednesday, and on Thursday, you will receive lunch and breakfast for Thursday, Friday, and Monday.  All meals are free for students!  Please make sure your child has their AAEM ID with them.  Here is the letter from Ms. Jenny Michael, our Food Service Director.

AAEM is Proud to be an AGREE School!

AAEM is partnering with the Arizona Golden Rule Educational Experiences (AGREE), a non-profit organization whose mission is "to provide educational experiences with high academic standards that implement the Golden Rule with empathy, respect, civility, and kindness."

You can learn more about AGREE here!

Free WiFi Hotspots Available!

August Scorpion Scholar

Thank you for an amazing start to the school year!  Here is our monthly newsletter, the Scorpion Scholar, to give you more information on what's happening around our campus!

Click here to access our Scorpion Scholar!

Middle School Distribution Days, July 29th and 30th

We will have workbooks available for pickup for our Middle Schoolers on Wednesday, the 29th from 3-5pm and Thursday, the 30th from 8-11am.  


Meet the Teacher Day, July 21st!

We will be having our virtual Meet the Teacher Day on July 21st!  There will be 3 open sessions being held throughout the day- 9-11am, 12-2pm, 3-5pm.  A list of links has already been emailed to you, so check your email!  If you haven't received an email, please contact the front office to make sure it's updated!  Looking forward to seeing you (virtually) on Tuesday!

Click on the image below for a special video!


Curriculum Distribution from Monday, July 20th through Wednesday, July 22nd

We will be distributing curriculum and chromebooks from July 20th through the 22nd from 9am-1pm.  We will have an afternoon pick up session for all grades on Wednesday, the 22nd from 3-6pm.  To help avoid congestion, we've separated grade levels into each day; the schedule is as follows:


Virtual Town Hall Video Available

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Town Hall!  We appreciate your support and confidence during these unprecedented times.  If you weren't able to join us live, you can click on the logo below to view the video.  Please reach out to us if you have any questions!  Principal- Arlene Ramirez-; Assistant Principals- Freddy Montoya-; Joseph Schiff-

Last Day for Summer Meals Program July 22nd

Letter from Mrs. Ramirez-

Please see Mrs. Ramirez's letter regarding the distribution of materials and chromebooks as well as our Meet the Teacher Day!

Important Upcoming Dates

File these dates away as we come closer to starting our new school year!  More details to come!  Please follow us on Facebook or check your Class Dojo and make sure that your contact information is updated in the front office!


AAEM Start Date is July 23rd!

Governor Ducey, in coordination with Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman, announced that the first day of school for in-person learning will be delayed until August 17th, 2020.  Schools will be able to conduct distance learning before then, should they choose.

Since AAEM will be conducting lessons virtually to begin the school year, our start date will remain as scheduled for July 23rd.

We will continue to keep you updated as we receive more guidance.



Virtual Town Hall Recording!

***UPDATE June 24th*** Thank you to all of our parents, students, and staff who were able to join us for our Virtual Town Hall!  We loved being able to communicate with our families and staff to get the most updated information out to you.  Click here to access the recording to catch up on anything you may have missed!  You can also click on the icon above!  We will be having another Virtual Town Hall soon!


AAEM will begin the 2020-2021 School Year Online!

Please see our Governing Board's letter below for more information!

Our Front Office is Now Open!  Enrollment Information Available and Still Being Accepted!

Our front office is now open from 9am to 1pm for any information you may need!  We are also accepting online enrollments for the 2020-2021 school year. Click here to go to the enrollment page.


Dance Program

Dance Program

The dance program at AAEM serves as the primary signature of a culture, carrying our individual and ideas from one generation to another. Dance develops a child's identity and sense of self-worth.
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Drama Program

Drama Program

All of our theatre programs provide opportunities for students to develop skills in critical listening and thinking, as well as stage presence, ensemble work, and aesthetic awareness culminating public performances. Click to see our latest awards and accolades.
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Music Program

Music Program

AAEM music students focus on the basics of choral training, basic solo singing, basic music notation and sight-reading, and basic performance skills. Students learn pieces from a variety of genres.
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