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OVERVIEW

Dysart Schools are fully accredited and ready to serve the community with the very best academic options and innovative programs. Dysart serves Preschool through high school students, boasts an impressive 92% graduation rate, and is home to nine A+ Schools of Excellence, and 17 of schools with an A or B rating from the State Board of Education. Every Dysart school offers unique signature programs, and in high school, students can choose Advanced Placement or Dual Enrollment courses to get a strong start in college. Our seniors earned over $45 million in college scholarships this year!

Families can choose from K-4 or K-8 elementary schools, grade 5-8 middle schools and comprehensive high schools to further their children’s education. Dysart is one of few in the area to offer FREE full-day Kindergarten to our community, and also has extensive Preschool options to consider. And for those that prefer a traditional educational experience with Saxon math and Spalding reading, Freedom Traditional Academy boasts the top test scores in all of Surprise and El Mirage!

OUR POINTS OF PRIDE

92%

Graduation Rate

9

A+ Schools of Excellence

19:1

Teacher Student Ratio

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Dysart Schools believes that early childhood education is the foundation to a successful academic career for all children. We prioritize development for our youngest learners to ensure they have the best skills needed to thrive throughout their growth.

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Preschool

Dysart is proud to offer top-quality preschool programs that will help prepare your child to succeed in life. We offer innovative and educationally stimulating preschool programs that feature an Arizona Early Learning Standards curriculum designed to help children develop skills in eight major content areas

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Growing Minds

Growing Minds Preschool is a tuition-based program designed to advance cognitive development and cultivate social development, building respect, resilience, teamwork, optimism, innovation, and self-esteem through positive interaction with classmates and teachers.

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Kindergarten

Dysart Schools offers free, full-day instruction for all kindergarten students. The program is standards-based and designed to be developmentally and individually appropriate in addressing three areas of development: Cognitive, Social, and Physical.

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K-12 EDUCATION

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K-8 Academics

Dysart offers a comprehensive kindergarten through 8th grade curriculum that meets the needs of all children and ensures students are ready to be successful in high school.



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High School Academics

Our high schools are designed to allow student the opportunity to get the core coursework needed to be successful while also allowing for career exploration through unique offerings.



Special Education

Dysart Unified School District offers a continuum of special education and related services for students with disabilities who are identified as such and require specially designed instruction to meet their unique learning and needs.



SPECIALTY PROGRAMS

International Baccalaureate

IB courses offered only at Willow Canyon High School challenge academically talented students to reach high levels of achievement in a broad range of subjects and allow two different participation tracks: IB diploma and IB certificate.

AVID

AVID an acronym that stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID's mission is to close the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

Cambridge Program

Cambridge programmes and qualifications set the global standard for international education. They are created by subject experts, rooted in academic rigour and reflect the latest educational research..

Gifted Education

Based on the unique needs and characteristics of students identified as gifted, the mission of Dysart Schools is to provide an array of services to meet the academic needs of these students in our community.

Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment opportunities are available to students in Dysart High Schools. Students have the ability to take courses in which they may receive credit in the high school as well as earning college credit.

Competitive Athletic Classes

Dysart offers competitive athletic classes for high school students participating in after-school sports. Competitive athletics is an opportunity for students to hone their athletic skills and abilities within the school day.

Career & Technical Education

Want a high wage, high skill and high demand job? Maybe need to up your college game? Career and Technical Education (CTE) cutting edge programs can accelerate your career plans by strengthening your skill sets through hands on learning. Increased opportunities for personal and professional growth through internships, industry certifications and CTE select clubs (CTSO).

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