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Sonoran Science Academy Phoenix

A focus on achievement

Two girls at expo with science projectWe are a free, public charter K-12 school with a small-school feeling in the middle of Phoenix. We have a multicultural staff and student body, and partner with nonprofits and clubs nearby to provide community information to the families in our school community. We also host family events such as multicultural potluck meals, a friendship picnic, festivals, fairs and fundraisers.

Our educational philosophy and approach to learning
Sonoran Science Academy Phoenix provides 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.

We participate in statewide science, math and technology competitions, and emphasize skill-level education with individualized instruction. We have a 100% college acceptance rate.

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College/career counseling - College prep programs -- Advanced Placement courses - College information sessions/fairs - SAT/ACT prep classes - Summer college prep programs and services

Our campus
Our school is currently split between two campuses. Grades 6-12 attend our campus on McDowell, conveniently located at State Route 143, near central Phoenix and north Tempe. Grades K-5 attend our brand new campus, two miles west, at 3535 E. McDowell. Construction this year will add a brand new classroom building at 3535 E. McDowell and all students in grades K-12 will attend this campus beginning August, 2010.
Our facilities include:
College / Career Center / Computer lab
Full-size gym
Playground, sports court 

Three boys wearing costumesSupport for all abilities
Our instructional staff includes a reading specialist, English language learner coordinator, school psychologist, Special Education coordinator, speech therapist, and tutors.

Art club - Book club - Gardening - Homework help / Study Buddy club - Robotics club - Science club - Foreign language and culture club - Student Council / Government - Yearbook

include PE classes and soccer.

What our parents say about us

Winning soccer team group shotTeachers are experienced energetic and engaged as well. The class sizes are one of a few reasons I picked Sonoran Science Academy Phoenix. The leadership is very strong.

Sonoran Science Academy Phoenix is an outstanding school with a golden heart. Many of the teachers there are dedicated to the students and families and have been at this school for over five years. Alumni are active in the school, they donate their time to the award winning Robotics and Lego clubs.

There is a diversity of students and teachers who are so patient and dedicated. I love the vision of the school which is STEM focused education. I feel lucky that we have this type of school in our neighborhood.