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As mandated by the Arizona Department of Education. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will keep you informed using phone calls, Facebook, and this website. We are providing education during this closure, please contact your child's teacher. We are no longer providing grab and go lunches during this time at the school. CVUSD is providing meals to children. Please see their website or call for serving times and locations. 

We encourage you all to wash your hands and protect your families from this virus. Stay healthy.

Mingus Springs Charter School is in it's 26th year of operation. We were one of the first charter schools in our area. We are proud of our students throughout the years and look forward to teaching their children and welcoming new families to our school.

Average salary of all teachers employed in the budget year 2021  $40,869

Average salary of all teachers employed in the budget year 2020  $38,900

Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year   $1,969

Percentage increase                                                     5.1%

Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2018  $33,791
Total percentage increase in average teacher salary since FY 2018  20.9%

Arizona Department of Education Parental Rights Handbook

2020_Parental Rights Handbook

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Mingus Springs Charter School wants to thank you for visiting our website. Our school is located in a rural community in central Arizona We are a K-8 elementary school with small classrooms so the focus is on the whole child and their learning experience. We are a free public school which offers the National School Breakfast & Lunch Program and bus service in the Chino Valley and Paulden area. We also have an extensive library and a computer lab on campus.  Mingus Springs Charter School is a non-profit organization with a 501C3 status. If you like, you may make monetary donations to our school as you would any other non-profit and receive credit on your taxes. Please consider taking advantage of the Arizona Tax Credit if you are a resident and donate to our school. You will receive a dollar for dollar deduction in your tax liability to the state of Arizona. Single folks can receive up to $200 and couples can claim up to $400.   Please use the form below to send in your deductible tax donation. This form will work for the Arizona Tax Credit and a Federal tax deduction. Thank you!!!

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You can reach us at 928-636-4766 and by fax at 928-636-5149 or mingus@cableone.net If you would like more information about our school The links on the left contain more information. click on  How to find us..... for directions to the school. About Us tab....is an introduction to the staff of Mingus Springs. What We Do....is the history of Mingus Springs and our Special Education department.   If you are not familiar with our school and your first contact with us is online: We would be pleased to hear from you! Please let us know what your needs and questions are, we will be more than happy to help. You may download a copy of our student application here. Students are placed on a first come first serve basis from a waiting list. So, if you are interested in placing your child at our sensational school you may fill it out and return it to us by mail, in person or email. 

Student Application        

MSCS App 20-21.doc

 2020-2021 Board Approved Calendar  

20-21 calenda


Education Rights Opportunity: Every student enrolled in Mingus Springs Charter School shall have an equal opportunity to participate fully in classroom instruction activities and shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, homelessness or any other reason not related to the student's individual capabilities.

Please click on the appropriate tab on the left... for information regarding bus schedules, the lunch program or other services we offer. Thank you for visiting our website. Have a great BOBCAT DAY!   


3600 N Sunset Drive, Chino Valley, AZ 86323

Phone: 928.636.4766   Fax: 928.636.5149    email: mingus@cableone.net 

If you try to Google map for directions you will be directed to come down Sunset Drive from Road 4 N. That gate is locked during school hours from 8:15-2:00. Our north entrance off of Quail Ridge Drive is open all day. Thank you for understanding that your child's safety is important to us.