Important: Updated CGCS Learning Options-Distance/In-Person(See Notifications)

Updated ZOOM Schedule Effective 9-21-2020

Student pick-up and drop-off Effective 9-21-2020

Sept. 14, 2020 

Dear CGCS families, In preparation for the opening of "in-person" learning on our CGCS campus, on Monday, Sept.21, 2020, all ZOOM sessions for our classes will be cancelled for Thursday and Friday (Sept. 17 & 18, 2020). Teachers and Staff will be involved in extensive training sessions for COVID19 protocols, etc. and will be required to attend all sessions. Please have your children continue to work on their packets and bring them to school with them, the first day they return. Remember, you can drop off their supplies in a plastic bag or their tub, on Tuesday and Thursday, during the T-shirt sale (9am-5pm), as long as their name is on their items.  As a reminder, if you are NOT having your children return to "in-person" learning on campus on Sept. 21, 2020, and they are continuing to work from home, with packets, when you are ready for them to return, they can ONLY return on Mondays, if they ride the bus. Make sure you inform us that your child will be returning to "in-person" learning on campus by the Friday before, so we can adjust the bus seating. New packet Pick-up and Drop-off times going forward will be 9am-5pm, Tuesdays, in front of the lobby. We will NOT be doing curbside, due to lack of staffing. Parents will need to park, and retrieve/drop off packets via the classroom tubs outside, in front of the lobby.  We do apologize for this inconvenience. 

    The Tuesday dates for these packet pick-ups and drop-offs will be as follows: 

        9-22-20    10-27-20    11-17-20   12-15-20    1-19-21    2-9-21    3-2-21    3-30-21    4-27-21    5-25-21

We hope that all our students return as soon as possible for "in-person" learning, as packets are NOT the CGCS model for "hands-on, experiential learning". Packets are only a temporary substitute to enable students to have some continuation of their studies, while working from home.(All the research on learning shows students learn better and with more retention, by using as many of their senses(seeing, hearing, touching, smelling and tasting) and learning modalities{visual, auditory, tactile(touch) and kinesthetic (movement)} as possible. This cannot be done as effectively, on a computer or with packets.) Make sure your children arrive to school, in school uniform/dress code(check the codes on hair coloring), remind them of our strict cell phone policy(must be checked in on the food court before going to class) and that they wear a mask. 

CGCS welcomes the return of our fabulous students and we look forward to a safe and exciting year!!! 

We are so excited to see all of you!

CGCS Administration, Teachers and Staff

In Person Learning Projected start date September, 21 2020

Urgent-Parents read Mitigation Plan under Notifications Drop-Down

See Distance Learning plan under Information and Notifications

On-Site Support Services Learning Center

Welcome back to CGCS!

Packet Pick-up August 17 th and 18th, 2020 7am-7pm.

Packet Pick-up August 31st and September 1st, 2020 7am-7pm.

Please pull up to the curb in front of the pool, roll down your window and give the staff member with a clipboard, your children's names and grades they are in. If you know the name of the teacher, provide that as well.

Classes start August 3rd at 8am Monday. Make sure you Zoom or contact the school some time during the day, to verify your attendance.(See Zoom Schedule on this website)


Due to the extensive amount of issues occurring from the Attendance Zooming at 8 am-10 am, we are CANCELLING this option.

ATTENDANCE will be required and can be taken by any of the following ways:

1.Calling the school office/teacher or emailing the teacher/school office daily.


2. Zooming in for any of the scheduled times for your classes daily.

One daily contact is all that is necessary. ZOOM sessions are NOT required, they are lessons to help students with their packets.

Also, please continue to complete the Weekly Attendance Log forms to return with the packets.

Thank you for your patience as we try to make things easier for all our families.

Thanks, CGCS Administration

Please click here for ZOOM schedule and packet pickup information

On-Site Support Learning Effective August 17, 2020

Country Gardens Charter School will make a physical space available to a subset of students that do not have access to a safe and productive environment to carry out required Distance Learning instruction at home. This space will be offered the same number of days each week as school was in session in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-2020(180 days), five days per week, with the same hours school was in session(Grade K: 8am-3:00pm M,T,Th,F and Wed. 8am-12:30pm and Grades 1-12: 8am-3:30pm M,T,Th,F and Wed. 8am-1:00pm). This Support Learning will take place on the Country Gardens Charter School Campus, as per the Governor’s orders and is free to CGCS students.

For further information call 623-900-2230

Mrs. Burge, Superintendent, CGCS

July 31, 2020

Fall School Re-Opening:

At this time, Country Gardens Charter School

Due to the latest mandate from Governor Ducey, we will be starting school on August 3, 2020 with the use of packets and student assistance through the use of “Zoom”. As soon as the Governor allows us to re-open with “on-campus” learning, we will resume regular hours from 8:00 am-3:30pm M,T,Th,F and Wednesdays 8:00 am-1:30pm. Bus service will also begin at that time. All precautions for on-campus learning and bus service will be enforced as per our

Country Gardens Health and Safety Protocols for the COVID19.

Country Gardens Charter School Covid-19 protocols for 2020-2021

Budget Meeting Notice 6-27-19

Budget can be viewed here 2021 Proposed Budget

Budget can be viewed here Adopted 2021 Budget

Country Gardens Charter School Academic, Financial, and Operational Dashboards

Parental Rights Handbook



Per A.R.S. § 38-431.02 Notice of Meetings for Country Gardens Charter School will be posted on this website under Calendar meeting dates. Notices will also be posted in the front office of the school.

Teacher Salary Raises

  1. Average salary of all teachers employed in budget year 2021 $ 52,197 
  2. Average salary of all teachers employed in prior year 2020 $ 49,706 
  3. Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year 2020 $ 2,491 
  4. Percentage increase 5.0% 
  5. Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2018 $ 43,210 
  6. Total percentage increase in average teacher salary since FY 2018 20.8%

Notice of Public Meetings

Per A.R.S. § 38-431.02 Notice of Meetings for Country Gardens Charter School will be posted on this website under Calendar meeting dates.

Notices will also be posted in the front office of the school.