BLUEPRINT EDUCATION

Rating: 4.77 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: 5651 W Talavi Boulevard Ste 170 Glendale AZ 85306 USA

Mission: We’re committed to finding new ways to enable students to succeed.
Results: Since 1969, well over 200,000 students in the United States and internationally have utilized Blueprint Education to receive a high school diploma.
Target demographics: 7th - 12th grade students and adults who are looking to obtain their high school diploma
Geographic areas served: Nationwide
Programs: Blueprint High School, Hope High School, Hope High School Online, Blueprint Academy, Kids at Hope Academies, Drivers Education

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been working with Blueprint Education for the past two years as an advisor on social media and as a member of the Board of Directors. This year, as Chairman, I'm so proud of the work this team has focused on. The impact of this organization is tangible in the community and especially in the lives of the kids who are enrolled. The staff and volunteers are wonderful, hard working people who are truly living the mission of this organization to bring quality, alternative education options to kids who really need it. I wish continued success to this team and the kids who really carry the message forward.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the schools themselves. Meeting with the kids who attend the school and hearing from their teachers of the progress they've made is inspiring!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

let more people in education know this organization exists. This group has been a well-kept secret that needs to be shared.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

I was invited to learn more about this group from one of the other Board Members.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Accelerate growth and building awareness of our programs.

What is its top priority in the long run?

To become the leading alternative education providers in each of our geographic areas of focus.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

My son was short four credits for his high school graduation. All through school, he was always focused on the military. He was always training, school was not his priority. We knew the first chance he would have to complete these classes would be when he arrived at his duty station in Hawaii. When I called Blueprint Education for the first time I spoke to Joan Gatto. Joan immediately became my 'go to' person. First, Joan recommended he only complete two of the four classes. The two classes proved to be quite a handful with the long distance, the time difference, the test proctor on base and his demanding training schedule. Joan was a great support system. She was able to resolve every situation that came up. Whether it was the fax not going through with his assignments half hour before he was leaving for a six week training mission or his not being able to get to the testing center for a week or two at a time, Joan had the solution everytime. Joan and the staff at Blueprint Education are absolutely remarkable. When my son was ready, our support system was right there ready to help. My son finished his last two classes after returning from Iraq and recovering from his injuries. I would highly recommend Blueprint Education and the staff to everyone.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I knew my son had what it took to receive his diploma. He worked very hard to succeed. He is every bit as greatful, and appreciative to Joan and the staff at Blueprint Education as I am.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Red762- Your son definitely had the drive and determination to go after his dreams and to make sure that he completed his high school diploma. Hats off to him for that!! We hope that he is doing better and we know how proud you must be of him...we certainly are!!!

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I love Blueprint Education!! Blueprint helped me help my children get a wonderful year of education. They were always available to assist me in whatever I needed to getting materials to me in a timely fashion, faxing information, answering many questions from a simply hello to many pages of information. I cannot rave enough about Blueprint Education. We would have continued with them but did find the distance a hardship but Blueprint will bend over backwards to assist you in anyway possible. I wanted to use them again this year but higher ups voted me down. I worked very closely with several staff members and never did I feel that I was bother to the MANY questions I had, they made me feel like FAMILY and that was a comfort that I hold dear to me. Thank you Blueprint for one of the best years of my life!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

nothing but a positive, comfortable, relaxing experience.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They were always there to help even though they were thousands of miles away.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

professional, kind, generous, helpful and loving people. With education and working with children, that is a big plus!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

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ohmystars- Thank you for the very kind words. It's rewarding to know that we can make such a positive impact in today's world. We really do enjoy helping especially when it comes to giving students options they never thought possible. We also agree with the print-based materials and transit time. We will continue to think outside the box for new ways to eliminate that barrier altogether. Thanks again for your time.

Rating: 5 stars  

My learning challenged son was a student at BPE during his high school years. He had been in two prior schools and was failing due to the setting and his challenges with focus. We tried tutoring, homeschooling, charter school and counceling! Finally we found BPE! He was able to pass several courses and increase his self esteem. The staff, especially Joan Gatto, are phenominal. She took a personal interest in my son and helped him succeed in life. He is now 21 and doing great! I highly recommend BPE!! Lawannah Curry RN

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

as above

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Everything!!!!!!!!!!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

AWESOME!!! Kudos to JOAN GATTO!!!!

Ways to make it better...

no suggestions! Perfect!!!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-1-01

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whiteflower6coxnet- Hi Lawannah- We were very excited and honored to have been a small part of your son's academic years. It was very heartfelt to see him really find success in his way and everyone is better as a result of meeting him. We wish you and him all the best and please keep in touch and let us know how everything is going.

Rating: 5 stars  

Over the last 4 years I've had the opportunity to see the "heart" of Blueprint Education. The team at Blueprint truly care about the students and go the extra mile to help students achieve success. The staff follows the mantra that "all students are capable of success...no excuses". One of my favorite events every year is the Renaissance awards ceremony where students are recognized for overcoming obstacles as they chase their dreams. Many of the students personally thank their Blueprint teacher and tell us that it was that teacher's belief in them that made the difference.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As a volunteer Board Member.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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steve-gilbert I agree that the culmination of the student awards ceremony really helps to reinforce what our staff have been working towards during the year and that these students are able to be recognized for their hard work and effort in changing their lives for the better.

Rating: 3 stars  

I struggled all through high school. I tried public and charter schools but still wasnt getting the grades i needed. I was skeptical of trying online school at first but Blueprint made it really easy for me. I worked at my own pace which made it cool as well as other things like videos with the lessons. Overall a good experience the staff really took an interest to help me too! If you are looking for a online school Blueprint Education would be a safe bet!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Psychology

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

To start it sooner!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The friendly staff. teachers.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Joan Gatto

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

become world wide

Ways to make it better...

The tests werent so hard!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The tests and videos I hade to make.

One thing I'd also say is that...

If you are intrested in an online school this is your best bet

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-1-01

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Chadddlcurry- We were so glad to have helped you out during this time. We know how difficult it has been for you and we are proud of your accomplishments to date...and we also know there will be many more to come! Take care.

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

From a High School guidance counselor's perspective, I would like to say that Blueprint Education is one of the best online schools that I have worked with. I continually refer students for credit retrieval. It is a very comforting feeling, knowing that the students and their families are always taken care of and the schools are kept informed of the students' progress.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

working with Joan Gatto and the Blueprint Education's personnell. They are a very reliable group of professionals who strive to provide the very best of services.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The very prompt and reliable lines of communication, especially from Ms. Joan Gatto!!!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Amazing people work @ Blueprint Education!!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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sarojnie1- Thank you for the kind words. We've been incredibly fortunate to work with such professional high school guidance counselors like yourself. It really makes our process easier and more rewarding. We hope to continue building upon our relationship with you and yes, we also want to push the envelope in not only Math but all of our courses for students! Thanks again.

Rating: 5 stars  

Two of my children took classes thru Blueprint Education. My son took classes to be able to graduate a year early so he could go to Northern Arizona University. My daughter took classes to catch up on credits so she would be on track going into her sophomore year. My daughter also took the free online drivers education class.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

A great educational option

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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the-frenchs Now that's definitely a family affair! We are glad we could help!

Rating: 5 stars  

Blueprint Education was the complete answer to my sons additional on line educational needs. My son Billy from early on was quite driven with huge and often unrealistic goals of what he thought he would need to accomplish to get recognition and acceptance into the high profile colleges across the U.S. He often overloaded his schedules with the stress of the workload. The Folks at Blueprint worked with Billy over the course of a few years and made it comfortable and easy for him to complete the classes. The friendly pick up the phone service for any extra or all questions made it very easy to continue to enroll in additional classes. The staff is very easy to work with and very understanding and at times became mild therapy for me as I was experiencing and supporting my son through his college preparation process. The classes were flexible and affordable and my son most importantly felt comfortable and support always from the organization. I would highly recommend to all students.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Included much in above review...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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garlicbread1- It's such a great feeling to read these reviews about how we've played a neat part in your child's life. It really is just another day in which we field calls and try to help students and their families work on solutions to these academic needs. Our work ethic and ability to help stems from the willingness and support that you as parents are there to do...without you our tasks are much more difficult to manage. Working together multiplies the effort! Thank you!

Rating: 5 stars  

My son wanted to graduate from high school, but he was struggling in math. Although I had been a lawyer for more than 30 years, math was never my strong suit, so I was unable to help him. One of the school counselors suggested we try Blueprint Education. We could not have been more pleased. The staff and tutors at Blueprint were sensational. They cared about my son, and did everything they could to help him learn the subject. From the beginning, it was clear to me that all they wanted was for him to succeed. And with their help, he did. He is now a sophomore in college. Thank you Bllueprint, and keep up the good work!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Helping my son succeed in high school math.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the fact that they care about helping the student succeed.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

caring individuals who helped, not hindered.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help a lot more students and get them ready for college.

Ways to make it better...

it had been located geopraphically closer to my home; pretty minor criticism.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

lack of exposure to other students who would benefit from what Blueprint can do for them.

One thing I'd also say is that...

The staff is sensitive to the timing, so that the student completes the course in time to graduate.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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geoffs-dad

Let me be the first to say that we thoroughly enjoyed our time with Geoff!  He really inspired us and reinforced our mission of why we do what we do.  He was always willing to dig his heels in and complete what was given and learned alot in the process.  We can’t be more proud of his accomplishments and we know that the future is extremely bright for him!  Thanks again for making our job easy.  Also we need to do a much better job at creating better awareness for our programs and services to help more students!  You’ve just helped move us one step closer to that :)