Curriculum


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. We encourage teamwork through group projects and foster a sense of social awareness through community service. Additionally, high school students participate in advanced placement courses and they receive iPads to access online textbooks along with other collaborative, productivity tools like Microsoft Office. We believe that immersing students in the technology not only assists them in the preparation for college, but also provides students with the hands on experience that benefits them once they enter the workplace.

The following is a list of our courses based by grade level that our students will take during the school year:

5th through 8th Grade courses include:

  • Humanities (Language Arts and Social Studies)
  • Math
  • Science
  • Physical Education
  • Dance
  • Technology
  • Fine Arts
  • Avid (College Readiness)

High School courses include: 

  • Math
    • Algebra 1
    • Geometry
    • Algebra 2
    • Pre-Calculus
    • Trig
    • AP Calculus
  • English
    • English I
    • English II
    • English III
    • AP English IV
  • Science
    • Biology
    • AP Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Anatomy
    • Physics
    • Forensic Science
    • AP Environmental Science
  • Social Studies
    • World History I
    • World History II
    • AP European History
    • American History
    • AP Economics/Government
  • Foreign Language
    • Spanish I
    • Spanish II
    • Spanish III
    • German I
    • German II
  • Electives
    • Intermediate Dance
    • Advance Dance
    • Physical Education/Health
    • Fine Arts
    • Drama
    • Psychology
    • Cultural Events
    • College Prep
    • Communications
    • Yearbook
    • Music History