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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

  • Phoenix Union Foundation for Education
    The Phoenix Union Foundation for Education
    is now accepting applications for
    2016-2017 Scholarships
     
    LEARN MORE AND APPLY ONLINE AT www.Foundation4Education.org
    Scholarship information is also attached, but applications must be submitted electronically at the link above.
    Deadline to apply is Monday, February 29.

     
    For questions, email info@foundation4education.org or call 480-289-5761.
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2920 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85014 
 
Phone: 602.764.0050
Fax: 602.744.1221
 
Principal: Mr. Rick Beck
Mascot: The Phoenix
School Colors: Purple and Black
Year School Opened: 2001
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