Great Schools in Surprise AZ

Great Schools in Surprise AZ

As a resident, real estate agent and mother of school aged children, Surprise schools have always been at the top of my concern. Since moving to Surprise in 2000, I have seen tremendous growth in schools in the area, giving residents many options for great education for their students.


The Dysart school district has signature programs to meet the needs of various learning styles and personalties of individual child. Dysart allows for “open enrollment” into the various programs through out the district at all grade levels.


Academic programs such as “Arts Academy”  & “ “Integrated STEM Concept” are being offered to elementary school age children. The Arts Academy, at Desert Moon Elementary,  curriculum will enrich creative thinkers and build artistic knowledge through electives such as graphic arts, theater, dance, visual art 2D & 3D, and ITV/Video production. The Integrated STEM concept offered at Canyon Ridge, is based on science, math and technology and is committed to create lifelong learners. This curriculum is based on real world problems with flexibility in collaborative learning.


Beginning its third year in the Dysart School, The Cambridge Academy offers a rigorous curriculum for grades 6th-10th. Advanced academics prepare students for advanced programs in high school such as International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement. This program will prepare students for comprehensive examinations that are graded by Cambridge University. Students that complete 9th & 10th grade Cambridge and pass the Cambridge Board of Examinations become eligible for the Grand Canyon Diploma, this allows for early entrance into college courses. The Cambridge Academy is currently offered at Marley Park, Countryside Elementary and Willow Canyon High School.


Offering further education opportunities at the High School level are Dysart’s “Signature Programs” with different curriculum offered at each one of their four high schools. These programs offer “real world” studies into specific career fields. Signature Programs currently offered include: Automative Tech, Photo Imagining, Culinary Arts, Architectural Design, Allied Health, IB, AP, Medical Occupations, Fire Science, Law Enforcement and Public Safety, JROTC, AVID, and Early Childhood Education.

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