OUR VISION  To provide a safe, nurturing environment where students can succeed as they prepare for college, career, and life.

OUR MISSION  To prepare every student for success, we provide quality learning through personalization.

GENERAL INFORMATION  Starting in 2001, as Suns-Diamondbacks Education Academy (changed to Linda Abril Educational Academy in 2016), this alternative program is designed to help students complete their high school education in a small learning environment with specialized classes and schedules. Graduation ceremonies are held twice a year in December and May. Graduates are recognized at the end of every term during an awards ceremony.

LAEA 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. 

LAEA is located in a new, state-of-the-art facility on 19th Avenue and Thomas Road, and accommodates up to 400 students.


District News

  • Expo Flyer

    The fourth annual Experience Phoenix Union High School Expo will be held Saturday, November 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Phoenix College. Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students and parents are invited to explore all that Phoenix Union has to offer at the Expo. Attendees can visit all Phoenix Union schools in one location, meet students and staff, learn about the many programs, clubs and services offered, and take advantage of the first day to apply to a PUHSD school. There will be live performances by high school students, giveaways and interactive activities and all 8th graders will receive a free drawstring backpack.
    More info: PhoenixUnion.org/Expo  
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  • Volunteers Needed for Academic Decathlon 
    Academic Decathlon is looking for volunteers to judge the events. Click here to register or to find out more information.
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  • First Annual DDD Expo

    It is the First Annual Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) of 2016-2017 school year. All exhibitors have services that range from Employment, Training Programs, Adult Independet Living and Support, and many continuing Learning Opportunities for during and after high school services are completed. These Valuable agencies and companies are here to provide resources and support to you and your student.


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    The Phoenix Union High School District is hiring Bus Drivers! Drivers work six-hour shifts but receive full-time benefits, and start at $14.38 an hour.  For more information, contact the PUHSD Talent Division at 602-764-1100, or www.phoenixunion.org/jobs


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  • OPEN ENROLLMENT is Available! Our high schools have it all – more classes, more specialized programs, more support and more opportunities than any other school district.  Make new friends and hang with your old friends; create memories; EXPAND your horizons; EXPLORE your future; EXPRESS yourself and EXCEED your expectations.  This is an exciting time for you.  Our job is to prepare every student for success in college, career and life.  Your job is to take advantage of all Phoenix Union has to offer.  ENROLL with us and you’ll have the EXPERIENCE of a Lifetime.To apply online or download the form, please visit www.PhoenixUnion.org/Enroll. Apply Today!
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  • 3000 N. 19th Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85015
    Phone: (602) 764-0050
    Fax: (602) 744-1221 
    Phoenix Bird
    Principal: Mr. Rick Beck   
    Mascot: The Phoenix
    Colors: Fire Red & Yellow
    Year School Opened: 2001
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  • Term 3 Begins

    Monday, Nov. 7, 2016

    8:00 AM


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