Details overview

Hours 8:15 AM - 3:00 PM
School leader Tricia V. Graham
District Deer Valley Unified District
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus Engineering
Mathematics
Science
Technology
Instructional / curriculum models used Accelerated credit learning
Gifted / High performing
Individually guided instruction
Multi-aged classrooms
Standards-based
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

Classes

3
Visual Arts
including: Design
2
Music
including: Choir / Chorus
0
Languages
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Performing & written arts Drama
Media arts None
Visual arts Painting
Drawing / Sketching
Design
World languages taught None

Support

12
Facilities
including: Computer lab
Facilities Sports Fields
Art room
Audiovisual aids
Computer lab
Internet access
Learning lab
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab
Extra learning resources Remediation
Differentiated learning programs
Acceleration
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Developmental delay
Visual impairment, including blindness
Speech and language impairments
Specific learning disabilities
Other health impairment
Orthopedic impairments
Multiple disabilities
Deafness
Emotional behavioral disabilities
Cognitive disability
Autism
Level of special education programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 76% 42%
Hispanic 13% 43%
Black 6% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 46% 49%
N/A 54% 51%
Male 54% 51%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 23% 47%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

5
Girls Sports
including: Cross country
5
Boys Sports
including: Volleyball
9
Clubs
including: Yearbook
Girls sports Volleyball
Softball
Cross country
Cheerleading
Basketball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Volleyball
Clubs Art club
Chess club
Foreign language and culture club
National Honor Society (NHS)
Recycling club
Robotics club
Student council / government
Television / Radio News
Yearbook
Clubs (misc.) Lego
  Rubics Cube
Clubs - language French
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 6:30 AM
After school end time 6:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Volunteer in the classroom
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Present special topics during curricular units
Organize fundraising events
Join PTO / PTA
Chaperone school trips
Attend parent nights
Volunteer time after school
Students typically continue on to these schools Boulder Creek High School

Awards

Academic award APS/NAU STEM Focus School for the Future
Year received 2014
Academic award Arizona Gifted and Talented Teacher of the Year
Year received 2014
Academic award 3TV's SIlver Apple Award
Year received 2014

Teachers

13
Staff
including: School counselor
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gifted Specialist
Librarian / media specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Reading specialist
School psychologist
School counselor
Special education coordinator
Teacher aide / assistant teacher

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Transportation provided for special education students

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012