Desert Heights Preparatory Academy offers instruction for 5th -12th grade students and we are currently accepting enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year. Contact the front office to schedule a tour or pick up an enrollment packet. Alternatively, families can download, print and complete an enrollment packet. Please note enrollment packets for the 2017-2018 school year will not be accepted until open enrollment starts on February 1, 2017. Join us on Wednesday, February 1st for our Open House at 6PM to find out more about our program.
Note: Enrollment packets will not be marked complete, and students will not be considered for enrollment until all packet components are returned.
With an emphasis on project based learning and technology integration, the educators at Desert Heights Preparatory Academy instruct using the Arizona Common Core Standards. At all levels we approach instruction with a common goal for college and career readiness which provides an environment for higher level thinking. Click here for more information regarding our curriculum.
DHPA has a primary objective of developing a community of learners, dedicated to the highest standards of academics and deportment. As such, a distinctive uniform is a unifying factor within our school community. It is also a visible signature of our school to the larger community, an indicator of our unity and of our pride of purpose. Click here to access the detailed policy.
We utilize multiple school uniform providers so parents have a choice when making decisions about their child’s needs. Please review the approved uniform and dress code policy in detail prior to making any purchases since not all uniform items must be purchased from the vendors. Click here for more information on the approved uniform providers.
Our students participate in a Monthly College Awareness Day (CAD), Weekly School Spirit Days and Three Spirit Weeks a year (Fall, Winter and Spring) with a focus on Athletics, Fine Arts, Student Council, and a Social Awareness Project (Childhood Cancer, SSBTR, etc.). Heavy events schedule filled with weekly athletic games, monthly fine arts events, weekly college workshops, socials and dances and instructional field trips.
Desert Heights provides bus transportation as a convenience to our families. However, the fee is a per person charge for any student requesting transportation on the Desert Heights school bus. Click here for the Transportation contract for more information regarding our transportation services.
The 2016-2017 School Supply List is available for reference. Please note we offer an alternative to purchasing classroom supplies. If desired, instead of buying the identified classroom supplies, families can choose to donate money towards these shared items and let the school do the shopping.