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Surprise offers students a unique computer science & engineering program. We offer elective/specials courses that provide opportunities in design thinking, computer science and engineering. We want our students to be prepared to thrive in an ever-changing, diverse world. We want to inspire our students, help them to see their potential and equip them with skills to be successful in both school and life. We want our students innovating with technology, moving beyond computer users to using emerging technology, design thinking, and social innovation to impact their communities.



Dysart Schools use Illustrative Mathematics for instruction. IM K–11 is a problem-based core curriculum built on the principle that all students are capable learners of grade-level mathematics. Students learn math by doing math. They are encouraged to use their current understanding of math, their lived experiences, and the world around them as resources for problem solving.

Language Arts

Dysart schools use 95 Percent Group Phonics, HMH Into Reading, CommonLit, SAVVAS myView, and SAVVAS myPerspectives to develop literacy skills in phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, analysis, and evaluation of texts. Students develop their skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking, and language use as described in the state standards for each grade level.


Dysart schools use Discovery Science Tech book curriculum, as well as Generation Genius and Mystery Science. Students actively participate in science practices, and look through the lens of cross cutting concepts, as they explore the content described in the state standards for each grade level.

Social Studies

Dysart Schools use McGraw Hill Networks and Impact as well as Discovery Education curriculums for the instruction of Social Studies. Students engage in inquiry based instruction where they explore the various content described in the state standards for each grade level.


The Dysart Unified School District Preschool Program offers a developmental approach to learning which includes art, music, motor, pre-literacy and readiness activities for both typically developing students and students with identified needs.

Growing Minds

Our mantra is “learn through play.” Learn through play is a core value that supports cognitive skills, physical growth, new vocabulary, social skills, and literacy skills.

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Developmental preschool services are provided by certified special education and related services staff based on identified student needs.

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Role Model

Opportunity for typically developing young children to attend preschool and serve as a peer model to foster collaboration, development and tolerance.

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Verizon Innovative Learning

Integrate immersive, cutting-edge technology with an innovative, project-based curriculum and real-world problem-solving to spark students' interest in STEM and provide the skills needed for the jobs of the future.

Amazon Future Engineer 22-23 Sponsorship Program | Project STEM

Introductory course based on the MyCS Scratch curriculum that empowers students to engage with computer science as a medium for creativity, communication, problem solving, and fun. Through a series of real world scenarios, projects and challenges, students are introduced to foundational concepts that they will return to repeatedly throughout the course.

CSE 2: Artificial Intelligence

Computer Science Explorations 2 (CSE 2) is an introductory course developed in partnership with MIT AI for K-12 designed to help students explore AI and its far-reaching societal impacts in our world. The course is designed around engaging activities and learning units that integrate foundational AI concepts and real-world applications with ethical design and responsible use, as students explore how these technologies can help solve problems and improve life for themselves and their communities.

Smarty Ants

Kindergarten to 2nd grade students become independent readers with this technology-based intervention program. They experience a multisensory experience in literacy instruction that is fun, but skills-based.

95 Percent

Students become strong readers with the 95 Percent program. This is a resource intended to meet the needs of all our students with instruction in phonics, such as short vowels, long vowels, and blends.

Illustrative Math

Illustrative Math is a new program that will build mathematics skills, and grow our students into life-long math learners. Students look at numbers in multiple ways and learn to work together to solve math problems.


Students working on computers

We strive for our students to be successful in the diverse world with which we live. Surprise offers students a unique computer science & engineering program. We offer elective/specials courses that provide opportunities in design thinking, computer science and engineering.

students working with robotics in a STEM classroom
Physical Education

Students will develop skills, knowledge, and dispositions to lead physically active lives. Physical Education class will include age and physically-appropriate activities centered around fitness activities, sports, health science, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Students will utilize various locomotor and non-locomotor skills to build coordination and balance. Students will learn skills related to lifetime activities including how to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, movement and how it impacts the human body, the rules, tactics, strategies, and etiquette of games and sports.