Frequently Asked Questions
The main office at Telesis Preparatory Academy opens at 7:00 AM Monday through Friday and closes at 3:00 PM Monday through Thursday and at 12:45 PM on Friday. Student school hours are staggered to lessen traffic problems and are as follows:
Attendance is the key to your child’s success!
Monday through Thursday
Early Elementary 8:00am-2:45pm
Elementary & Intermediate 8:00am-3:00pm
Junior Academy & Academy 7:30am-2:30pm
Fridays and Early Release
Early Elementary 8:00am-12:45pm
Elementary & Intermediate 8:00am- 1:00pm
Junior Academy & Academy 7:30am-12:30pm
Volunteer opportunities are different with every teacher. Simply ask your child’s teacher so that the possibilities can be explained.
Information can be reported to or obtained from the Telesis Office by dialing 855-8661 Ext. 119 during office hours. After office hours, please leave any necessary information on Ext. 119. Messages can be left for teachers by dialing 855-8661 and the extension number which in most cases is prefaced by a 1 plus the teacher’s room number. Example: Room number 21 extension is 121
Please call the Telesis Office by dialing 855-8661 Ext. 119 to report absences or tardiness each day. Absences are not excused unless they are reported each day before the student is absent. Tardiness requires a parent signature in the office before student can enter his/her classroom.
Telesis students are transported via bus for field trips, athletic sporting events, and any off-campus educational activities. Strict rules regarding safety are followed when riding the buses.
Homework assigned by teachers is expected to be done after school as necessary. All students are required to complete 20 minutes of reading and 20 minutes of math every evening Monday through Thursday. Homework can be obtained when a student is absent with 24 hours request given to office.
The Telesis Preparatory Academy uniformity dress code is a requirement each and every school day with the exception of Picture Day when students can wear free dress for their individual pictures and school identification card. The uniformity dress code includes the following:
All clothing should fit appropriately. This means no baggy, loose fitting, tight, ripped or torn items. Pant bottoms may not be frayed.
Shirts must be plain white cotton with collar. Shirts may not have emblems, details (such as stripes, lace, trim, embroidery, or other decoration). They must have a sleeve (either short or long). No colored under shirts.
Academy (high school) students may choose from the white polo or a black t-shirt with Telesis logo available for purchase at Telesis.
Pants, skirts, shorts, jumpers, skorts, overalls, etc., must be made of khaki cotton material. They should match the color of the uniform sold at “Career Styles”. They must be khaki, not green, grey, beige or brown. Cargo pants are permitted if they fit appropriately.
Shoes should have a hard sole and should cover the foot. This is primarily for safety reasons. No flip flops or house slippers.
Phys.ed: (junior academy and academy levels only)
New PE sports pack with shirt, pants are available for purchase through the school. Sweat pants & sweaters are permitted in cooler weather. Athletic shoes are required.
Coats & sweaters:
The black Telesis Sweatshirt Jacket with hood and zipper has the Telesis Tiger logo and is to be worn on campus on cooler school days. It is available in youth sizes and adult sizes and can be ordered through Telesis. In extremely cold weather (very rare in Lake Havasu) heavier coats may be worn to school, but not in the classroom. No coats are to be worn in the classrooms.
Remember, GOOD TASTE IS ALWAYS IN FASHION.
All students are expected to demonstrate good behavior and respect at all times. Toys and unnecessary items brought to school will be confiscated and returned to a parent at a later time. Students will adhere to the Telesis Discipline Code as outlined in the Student Handbook. Telesis Preparatory Academy is a Character First! school and all students are expected to demonstrate good character at all times and the 49 Character First! character qualities. Common sense is the most important ingredient of good character.
Students are enrolled to Telesis Preparatory Academy based upon public lottery which begins with a completed application submitted to the office via email, fax, or U.S. Mail. Application can be obtained by printing it from the Telesis website under the Admissions tab. This application needs to be completed in full before a student’s name can be entered into the public lottery for an available seat. Because Telesis Preparatory Academy operates a developmental academic program, students are placed on our campus in ways to benefit the academic progress of each student providing them the best possible potential to learn, not just available seating on our campus.