• Desiderata is a unique program serving the Phoenix Union High School District families since 1977.  Desiderata Alternative Program (Desi) serves exceptional students displaying needs that are more effectively addressed in a small school environment with increased supports and a favorable staff-to-student ratio. As a temporary IEP-based placement, Desi emphasizes both academic achievement and the intentional development of social, emotional, and behavioral management skills. The goal for all Desi students is to provide individual and program-wide supports to develop the skills necessary for success in the student’s workplace, home, comprehensive campus, and community.

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  • 2920 N. 34th Dr.
    Phoenix, AZ 85017 
    602.271.2963  FAX 

    Principal: Dr. Timothy Gooding
    Mascot: Sharks
    School Colors: Purple and Gray
    Year School Opened: 1977
    Cognia Accredited Badge
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