Our Students

Student Life at
Scholars Academy Sunnyslope

Scholars Academy Sunnyslope develops positive character traits in the daily lives of our students, both performance-based and moral-based, that are modeled, studied, reflected upon, upheld, celebrated and continually practiced at Scholars Academy Sunnyslope.

A unique character trait is introduced at the beginning of each month, and is emphasized and explicitly discussed at the start of each school day.

Giving Our Student's The Best Quality
Of Education In The Area

Scholars Academy Sunnyslope builds a culture which values and believes that all children can go as far as they dream to go and achieve at a significant level.

The college-going culture at Scholars Academy Sunnyslope instills the belief in the importance of post-secondary education and helps students and parents recognize the strong connection between higher education and opportunities in life.  At the heart of our mission, Scholars Academy Sunnyslope sets students on a trajectory for post-secondary education.

Tim Boykin

Charter Principal

Our Scholars Academy Sunnyslope Mission

Enhancing The Community

Scholars Academy Sunnyslope has and will continue to develop partnerships with leading organizations in and around the school in order to establish and maintain close bonds between the school and its community. Scholars Academy Sunnyslope will build a culture which values and believes that all children can go as far as they dream to go and achieve at a significant level.

Personal Integrity

Character Development

Emphasis On Developing Character

Scholars Academy Sunnyslope Believes In Human Excellence

Scholars Academy Sunnyslope provides its students with high-quality before and after school programming, maintaining the quality standards set forth by the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence.  The before and after school program is a self-sustaining, fee-based option for parents.  The small weekly fee covers staffing and supply related expenses.

This program is designed to provide a meaningful extension to our students’ academic day and includes: homework help, tutoring services, educational enrichment activities, cultural and social development activities, recreation, leadership and character development, college and career preparation and fine arts experiences in a well-managed and safe educational environment.

  • Positive Relationships
  • Professional Standards
  • Data-Driven Decisions
  • Experiential Learning
  • Servant Leadership
  • 21st Century College and Career Emphasis
  • Service Learning Experiences
  • Support Systems
  • Language Supports
  • High-quality Out-of-School Programming

Scholars Academy Sunnyslope

What We Offer

College and 21st Century Career Focus

21st Century skills that sets up our students for success, which is part of our culture and is embedded in our practices at Scholars Academy Sunnyslope , fall into three categories:

  • Learning and innovation skills: Critical thinking/problem solving, communication and collaboration, creativity and innovation
  • Digital literacy skills: Information literacy, media literacy, information/communication technologies literacy
  • Career and life skills: Flexibility and adaptability, initiative and self-direction, social and cross cultural interaction, productivity and accountability, leadership and responsibility

Each year we take middle school students and their parents on college tours to various community colleges, and state-based universities connected to student interests. Our goal is to educate families on the specific steps and requirements involved in the college admission process and to inform students of the many options available to them in furthering their education. At Scholars we embed college bound language within the daily interactions and communications of our campus and display college-themed artifacts in highly visible areas throughout the campus.

Powerfully Effective Learning Experience

According to the University of Colorado-Denver’s Experiential Learning Center, “Experiential learning is a process through which students develop knowledge, skills, and values from direct experiences outside a traditional academic setting…Well-planned, supervised and assessed experiential learning programs can stimulate academic inquiry by promoting interdisciplinary learning, civic engagement, career development, cultural awareness, leadership, and other professional and intellectual skills.”

The Center lists the following elements as experiential learning:

  • Reflection, critical analysis and synthesis
  • Opportunities for students to take initiative, make decisions, and be accountable for the results
  • Opportunities for students to engage intellectually, creatively, emotionally, socially, or physically
  • A designed learning experience that includes the possibility to learn from natural consequences, mistakes, and successes

The Basis Of What Is Taught

Scholars Academy Sunnyslope has adopted curriculum and resources aligned with state standards.

  • Language Arts – Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing
  • Mathematics- My Math
  • Science- Science Dimensions
  • Social Studies- Core Knowledge History & Geography
  • Special Areas: P.E., Music, Fine Art, Spanish Culture/Language and Health

Quality Education Starts With The Youngest Students

Scholars Academy Sunnyslope identifies and connects with local families with preschool-aged children, as well as local area preschools, to facilitate academic growth. These connections and efforts are critical in ensuring that our community’s youngest children are receiving high-quality educational services, in high-quality settings. Our hope is that this engagement will provide local area preschools and families with the opportunity to partner with Scholars Academy Sunnyslope at a community level, to raise the bar in preparing children for Kindergarten.

Are You Interested?

If you’re interested in enrolling your child in Scholars Academy Sunnyslope, click here!  If you have any other questions and wish to be contacted, please fill out our form below. We are happy to provide you with any additional information you may need!