fb ad
header logo
menu icon SSA-Phoenix (K-12)
mobile image
Enroll at SSA-Phoenix
A Message from Principal James Satterlee

Welcome! I have been a part of Sonoran Schools as a teacher, dean of students, and principal for eight years. I am an Arizona native who grew up in central Phoenix. It is my passion and goal to serve the community in which I grew up. 

We are a K-12 STEM-focused school with talented and caring teachers, supportive staff, and amazing coaches. We have student clubs and high school sports teams. We participate in regional and state academic competitions and embrace our mission statement in everything we do.

Download the mobile app here:

Refugee Family Engagement Project

These videos are designed by the Arizona Department of Education to assist refugees and make sure their kids kids succeed in school! 

English :


This school is a Title I school and participates in the National School Lunch Program.
The following provides brief information on frequently asked questions about enrollment.
Open Enrollment
Open Enrollment is the period prior to the start of the next school year when any parent/guardian can submit an application for their child for the upcoming school year.
The Open Enrollment period for the 2017/18 school year is October 17-31, 2016. Applications received after the Open Enrollment period are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
All Sonoran Schools are public schools, sponsored by the Arizona State Board of Charter Schools and open to all students in Arizona who qualify to attend public schools, subject to available capacity. Sonoran Schools will admit all students, on a space-available basis, will not charge tuition, and will not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender, income level, disabling condition, proficiency in the English language, athletic ability, or any other status or characteristic prohibited by state or federal law.

Level of Priority for incoming students
Re-enrolling students and their siblings (if any) are given first priority for the seats available for the following year. Pursuant to A.R.S. 15-184, the School will also give enrollment priority to the children or grandchildren of faculty, staff, or governing board members of any Sonoran school; siblings of current students at another Sonoran school; and students who previously attended another Sonoran school. Enrollment preference will also be given to the siblings (if any) of students selected through the lottery.

At the conclusion of the Open Enrollment period, a random selection lottery shall be held for seats in any grade level where the number of openings available for the next school year is less than the number of applicatons received for that grade level during the Open Enrollment period, taking into consideration the enrollment priorities identified above. Students selected by lottery will be notified by email, phone, or mail.

Waiting Lists
A waiting list will be created once all available slots at a specific school and grade level have been filled (and the lotteries, if needed, have already taken place). A student's palcement on the waiting list will be based on date/time of receipt of a complete application packet.
Age restrictions
Incoming kindergarteners must be 5 years old by Sept. 1 of the year that they are entering. We conditionally accept late birthdays (Sep. 1-Dec. 31) based on child's readiness to attend school. In order to assist the School with determining whether early enrollment into kindergarten is in the child's best interests, Sonoran Schools requires the child participate in Kindergarten Readiness Testing.
First graders must be age 6 by Sept. 1 of the year that they are enrolling. We conditionally accept late birthdays (Sep. 1-Dec. 31) based on child's readiness to attend school and whether admission is in the child's best interests.

Students may be asked to take a placement test to determine proper placement at an appropriate skill level. The placement test is not used to determine grade level nor for admission purposes. Previous school records, courses completed, and assessment placement tests are also used for proper academic placement.

Uniform requirements
All Sonoran Schools require students to wear uniforms and uniform shirts are available to purchase in the front office or online through this website.
Schedule a Visit

Looking for a great academic fit for your student?

Click here  to schedule a visit or contact us directly.
Ph: (602) 244 9855
Email: [email protected].

Come and learn more about:
- Our Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) curriculum
- Gifted and Talented Education program
- Competitive programs; AP and Honors classes, after-school programs for all ages
- Regular use of accurate and effective assessments, Galileo & I-Ready testing
- Our 100% graduation rate and 100% college acceptance rate.

View text-based website