Details overview

Hours 08:05 AM - 03:05 AM
School leader Mr. James Satterlee


Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Schedule Traditional
Type of school College preparatory
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning We provide a rigorous, college prep, STEM-focused education through a challenging, comprehensive curriculum, continuous assessment, and dedicated teachers,inspiring students to become the leaders of tomorrow. We emphasize a scientific approach, hands-on work, computer literacy and the ability of students to use data and articulate a thesis.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Business


Visual Arts
including: Painting
including: Spanish
Music None
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Media arts None
Visual arts Painting
World languages taught Spanish


including: Computer lab
Facilities College / career center
Computer lab
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Differentiated learning programs
Gifted and talented programs
College preparation resources College/career counseling
College prep programs/courses during the year
College information sessions/fairs
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Special education program details Special Education services at Sonoran Schools are based on student needs, not categories of eligibility. This allows educators to share the responsibility of educating students with disabilities to achieve academic skills, while at the same time facilitating social and emotional development. Our students belong to a school community where being accepted for who they are is the norm.
Special education programs Inclusive classroom
Special education resource room
English Language Learner program details Students in Structured English Immersion classrooms receive four hours of English language development each day. Students also receive academic instruction alongside their English proficient peers to accelerate their English language development. Students in content area classrooms (for example, English language arts, science, math) who are on Individual Language Learner Plans receive support in English language development directly from their content area teachers to accelerate proficiency.
English Language Learner programs Integrated group classrooms
Self-contained ELL classrooms

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Student diversity

  This school State average
Black 49% 5%
White 26% 41%
Hispanic 19% 44%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 42% 49%
Male 58% 51%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 82% N/A
Source: See notes


Girls Sports
Boys Sports
including: Soccer
including: Homework help / Study buddy club
Girls sports None
Boys sports Soccer
Clubs Art club
Book / reading club
Homework help / Study buddy club
Origami club
Robotics club
Science club
Student council / government
Foreign language and culture club
Extended care / Extended programs None


Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Volunteer in the classroom
Parent involvement details Regular emails to parents, weekly newsletters, use of social media and Web site information. We also host family events such as multicultural potluck meal, friendship picnic, festivals, fairs and fundraisers.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying We create a culture of inclusion and respect that welcomes all students, and reward students when they show thoughtfulness and respect. We monitor student behavior and enlist the help of all school staff who see and and can influence students every day. We train school staff to prevent bullying and set a tone of respect in the classroom by managing student behavior. We support and celebrate each student for who they are, and support a multicultural environment.


Community service award US Congressional Award (Gold Certificate)
Year received 2015
Academic award Genius Olympiad (World Finalist)
Year received 2014
Academic award International Young Inventors Project Olympiad (2 Gold Medals)
Year received 2014
Academic award FTC Robotics State Champions
Year received 2014


including: Assistant principal
Staff Assistant principal
College counselor
ELL / ESL Coordinator


Transportation details Limited transportation options for some students.
Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Accessible via public transportation


Application/ enrollment process details We are a free public charter school. Any student may apply for enrollment. The application is available on our website or at the school. Completed applications should be submitted to the school.
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Ways to enroll/attend this school Apply to the school
Students living in district can apply for transfer
Students living outside district can apply for transfer
Application requirements Application
Type of application deadline Contact the school / Multiple deadlines


Student diversity NCES, 2013-2014
Students by group NCES, 2013-2014