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Surprise’s Premier Charter High School

Christopher Ballew

Christopher Ballew has been an Arizona educator for many years. During that time, he has been a math and social studies teacher in direct instruction as well as online teaching. He has been with e-Surprise since 2011. When the previous e-Surprise principal retired, Mr. Ballew transitioned into that role in January 2020. Mr. Ballew has a B.A. from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C. and obtained his AZ standard certification through Arizona Teachers’ Institute in Mesa, AZ.

Mr. Ballew considers his homes to now be: Texas, North Carolina, Arizona, and part Puerto Rico. He is married with a daughter. Due to his passion for historical and cultural sites, he loves to travel and has been to 49 states- just needs to get to Alaska. To complement his passion, he enjoys various outdoor activities as well as strategic thinking games.

He loves the community of Surprise and enjoys serving the community through e-Institute Surprise. He periodically encounters e-Surprise students in various roles and places throughout the community. Thus, e-Surprise, its students, and staff are making contributions to the community that we all love.

For some students, traditional high schools don’t work. e-Institute provides an excellent solution for students to customize their education according to their unique needs.

As a premier public charter school in Surprise, Arizona, e-Institute offers an array of required high school courses. Our curriculum also includes some of the most interesting electives such as elements of reading and civics.

Our classes are available online or in a traditional classroom setting. The schedules of these classes are flexible, giving our students the option to finish each course at his or her own pace. Students may pick classes from two to four-hour course sessions spread across five days a week. What sets us apart, after all, is that we value the unique learning style and needs of each of our students.

Whether you want to earn extra credits to graduate early or make up the courses you missed to graduate on time, e-Institute is an ideal place for you. Our teachers, together with the rest of our staff, will help you realize your goals — and prepare better for the future.

In addition, our unique learning environment works best for students who have jobs, a sports career, or other responsibilities to do while completing their high school education.

Start your unique high school journey. Enroll now at Surprise’s leading charter school.

e-Institute has been the go-to public charter school in Surprise, AZ for many years now. We offer a well-rounded curriculum, self-paced setting,  and a unique learning experience.  Count on us to help you create your path to success.

For any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.


(623) 544-9285


(623) 546-9540


Christopher Ballew



16578 W. Greenway Rd. #204
Surprise, AZ 85388

e-Institute Enrollment Application
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