Details overview

Hours 08:45 AM - 03:15 PM
School leader Ms. Veronica Leiper
District Scottsdale Unified District
Transportation options Yes
Preschool capacity 0

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning At Sequoya Elementary School, we envision a school that educates the whole child; where parents, teachers and students work as a team to meet the academic, social, emotional and physical needs of all children through consistent communication, timely information, and shared knowledge. We envision a school where children are healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged (ASCD, 2010). Our mission, then, as stated below reflects the principles we work to instill in all children.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Engineering
Mathematics
Music
Performing arts
Science
Service learning
Special Education
Technology
Visual arts
World languages
Writing
Instructional / curriculum models used Gifted / High performing
Standards-based

Classes

2
Visual Arts
including: Ceramics
3
Music
including: Orchestra
9
Languages
including: Dutch
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Orchestra
Performing & written arts Drama
Media arts None
Visual arts Ceramics
Design
World languages taught Arabic
Chinese - Mandarin
Dutch
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Latin
Spanish

Support

11
Facilities
including: Cafeteria
Facilities Art room
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Gym
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Natural area
Performance stage
Playground
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
Special education program details Sequoya has two full time special education teachers. LRC and LLC.
Special education programs Special education resource room
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Multiple disabilities
Speech and language impairments
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
English Language Learner program details Our ELL teacher meets with our English Language Learners on a daily basis to support their learning.
Level of ESL/ELL programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of the population

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old
Preschool meals offered Breakfast
Lunch

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 80% 42%
Hispanic 10% 43%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Black 3% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 50% 49%
N/A 50% 51%
Male 50% 51%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 47%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

0
Girls Sports
0
Boys Sports
6
Clubs
including: Homework help / Study buddy club
Girls sports None
Boys sports None
Clubs Drama club
Gardening
Homework help / Study buddy club
Student council / government
Technology club
Television / Radio News
Clubs (misc.) Peer Mediators
  CARE Committee
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 06:30 AM
After school end time 06:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Students typically continue on to these schools Cocpah Middle School
  Chaparral High School
Parent involvement details The purpose of this organization is to create a closer relationship between the home and the school so that parents and educators may cooperate intelligently in the training, enrichment and welfare of the children at Sequoya Elementary School, support a high educational standard for the school, and further a spirit of cooperation among teachers, parents, school district and residents of the community.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying By providing leadership opportunities, we create an atmosphere students take pride in supporting each other. Every fifth grade student is active in a committee; including Tech Club, Student Council, Green Thumb Club, Sequoya TV, Peer Mediation. Students are empowered to be role models in the school community.

Awards

Community service award ASU Service Learning
Year received 2012
Academic award AZ Education Foundation A+
Year received 2013
Academic award A Rating (DOE)
Year received 2013
Academic award NCEA ACT
Year received 2012

Teachers

10
Staff
including: Speech therapist(s)
Staff Assistant principal
Coach(es)
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gifted Specialist
Librarian / media specialist
Nurse
School psychologist
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Staff details Sequoya teachers work collaboratively in teams to meet the needs of all students.

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Transportation options (misc.) Walking, pick ups
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details Contact Our District Central Enrollment Office
Learn more Https://concrete.susd.org/index.php/search/centralized-enrollment/
Ways to enroll/attend this school Live in the attendance zone
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
# of applications received 87
For the year 2013-2014
# of students accepted 87
For the year 2013-2014

Sources

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