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VISION

Suns-Diamondbacks Education Academy (SDEA), in cooperation with our families and educational partners will provide quality personalized learning programs to prepare every student for success in college, career, and life.

 
GENERAL INFORMATION
 
The Suns-Diamondbacks Education Academy (SDEA) is the only school in the nation named after two professional sports teams and is currently located at 2920 North Seventh Street in Phoenix.
 
This alternative program is designed to help students complete their high school education in a small learning environment with specialized classes and schedules. Since 2001, SDEA has increased student enrollment from 30 to 250 and has graduated over 1,100 students.  Graduation ceremonies are held twice a year in December and May. Graduates are recognized at the end of every term during an awards ceremony.

SDEA is intended for juniors and seniors who have fallen behind in their credits and will benefit from the small school environment. Students are selected for admission based on transcript, discipline, and an interview process. Students are admitted at the start of each 6-week term throughout the school year.

The daily class schedule consists of two 145 minute classes. Regular classes are offered in Math, English, Social Studies, Business and Technology, Science, Health, as well as a limited selection of electives. Minimum assistance and resources are offered to our special education students. Students will also have the opportunity to earn extra credits by enrolling in a third period online credit-recovery class as part of their schedule. 
 
SDEA will relocate to a new state-of-the-art facility on 19th Avenue and Thomas Road starting the 2016-2017 school year and will accommodate up to 400 students.
 
We will also have a new school name:  Linda Abril Educational Academy.  Please click on the following links to learn more about our new school - LAEA Renderings and LAEA Construction UpdatesPUHSD Press Release - March 13, 2015

Graduation Presentations

Click here to view 2015 December Graduation Presentation
 
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Enrollment

District News

  • Summer School
    FREE Summer School is offered for continuing in-district students who are entering 10th, 11th or 12th grades, or current 12th graders lacking credit for graduation.
    May 31 - June 30, Mon.-Thurs., AM Session: 8-11:45 a.m. / Lunch: 11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m. / PM Session: 12:15-4:00 p.m. at Trevor Browne, Camelback, Central, Carl Hayden, Cesar Chavez, Betty H. Fairfax, Maryvale, Metro Tech, North, South Mountain
    May 31 - June 24, Mon. - Fri., AM Session: 8-11:45 a.m. / Lunch: 11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m. / PM Session: 12:15-4:00 p.m. at: Alhambra
    May 23 - June 23, Mon. - Fri., AM Session: 8-11:45 a.m. / Lunch: 11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m. / PM Session: 12:15-4:00 p.m. at: Bostrom
    See your counselor to register and for course recommendations. Visit www.PhoenixUnion.org/SummerSchool for more information. Deadline to register is May 13, but classes are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, so sign up early. For more information, call (602) 764-1399.
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  • Freshman Academy
    Learn skills for high school success - 93% of student who attended Freshman Academy pass their math or English course in the Fall semester!
    May 31 - June 30, Mon.-Thurs., Class: 8-11:45 a.m. / Lunch: 11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m. at Trevor Browne, Camelback, Central, Cesar Chavez, Betty Fairfax, Franklin, Carl Hayden, Maryvale, Metro Tech, North, Phoenix Coding and South Mountain.
    May 31 - June 24, Mon.-Fri., Class: 8-11:45 a.m. / Lunch: 11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m.. at Alhambra
    June 6 - June 23, Mon.-Thurs., Class: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. / Lunch: 11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m.. at Bioscience
    For more information, call 602-764-1349.
     
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2920 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85014          Phoenix Bird
 
Phone: 602.764.0050
Fax: 602.744.1221
 
Principal: Mr. Rick Beck
Mascot: The Phoenix
School Colors: Purple and Black
Year School Opened: 2001