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.

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 Updates.


District News

  • Possible Bus Strike

    This message is for students who take the city bus to school.

    There is a possibility of a Phoenix Public Transit Department bus strike that may affect student transportation to and from school, beginning Monday, October 12.  A strike vote is pending as of Friday afternoon, October 9. We urge students and parents to arrange for alternative transportation in the event of a strike. You can get updates on the strike and if bus service will be affected at Valley Metro’s website, www.valleymetro.org, or by calling Valley Metro Customer Service at 602-253-5000.

    Light rail will not be affected.  The following bus routes would be impacted in the event of a strike: 

    0-Central Ave.; 1-Washington/Jefferson; 7-7th Street; 8-7th Ave.; 10-Roosevelt/32nd Street; 12-12th Street; 15-15th Ave.; 16-16th Street; 19-19th Ave.; 27-27th Ave.; 28-Lower Buckeye; 35-35th Ave.; 39-40th Street North Phoenix; 44-44th St/Tatum; 50-Camelback; 52-Roeser; 60-Bethany Home; 70-Glendale/24th Street; 80-Northern/Shea; 90-Dunlap/Cave Creek; 106-Peoria; 122-Cactus; 138-Thunderbird; 154-Greenway; 170-Bell; 186-Union Hills/Mayo, the SMART (Sunnyslope) and DASH (downtown) circulators and all RAPID commuter routes: Central South Mountain East; Central South Mountain West; I-10 East, I-10 West, I-17 and SR-51.


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  • Our Phoenix Union High School EXPO for 6th 7th and 8th graders is happening on Saturday, November 7, 10 am – 2 pm at Phoenix College! You can meet current students, learn about the many programs, clubs and services offered, see student performances and take advantage of the 1st day to apply to attend for the 2016-17 school year! All students will receive a FREE DRAWSTRING BACKPACK while supplies last! In order to be able to complete the enrollment process, please bring your Birth Certificate, Immunization Records, and Proof of AZ Residency such as a Driver’s License, Utility or Phone bill.

    Visit: www.PhoenixUnion.org/EXPO for more information in English.

    For Spanish visit: www.phoenixunion.org/EXPOspanish.



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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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  • Connect2Compete
    Cox Communications is offering high speed internet for $9.95 per month for qualifying Phoenix Union Families. To see if you qualify, visit www.connect2compete.org/cox.
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Phoenix Bird  
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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