A Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD) public K-8 school serving several communities east of I-17 both north and south of the Carefree Highway, including Sonoran Desert Village, Amber Hills, Stoneledge, La Solana and Desert Hills.
We believe all students can learn and achieve academic and social success. We take responsibility for creating an enriched educational environment emphasizing students’ academic learning, while advancing positive self-concepts.
Desert Studies Academy Focuses on the Sonoran Desert and surrounding areas. Students participate in an “outdoor desert habitat classroom” that includes a cactus garden, reptile habitat, and nature trails. The program offers an integrated curriculum and project-based learning experience encompassing technology and global ideas, with hands-on activities that include special hikes, nature trails, and tours.