Frequently Asked Questions
Who are we?
Desert View schools are tuition-free public charter schools using a personalized blended-learning model to educate elementary and middle school students (K-8).
What do we do?
Desert View Schools successfully educate students in a safe, small (less than 300 students), relationship-centered setting, preparing them for high school, career and life as productive young adults.
How do we do it?
Desert View schools coach, teach, and assess, using a blended learning model (digital curriculum plus high quality instruction), personalized learning experiences and high expectations. Desert View schools educate, empower, and equip our students for success in life. DVMS was designed to make education a more positive, enriching and empowering experience for our students.
Who can attend Desert View Middle School?
Any middle school (6-8th grade) student, regardless of abilities, educational background or income is eligible to attend. Click here to be contacted by Desert View Middle School team member.
What is the cost for attending Desert View Schools?
Desert View Middle School is a tuition-free public charter school.
Do the academic programs at Desert View Middle School meet state standards?
Yes. The curriculum at Desert View Middle School conforms to the same stringent standards as every other public, private or charter school in the State of Arizona.
Are DVMS teachers highly qualified?
Educators at DVMS are dedicated, caring, and well prepared to provide a quality education for all students. DVMS equips our educators with ongoing professional development aligned with Arizona State Standards and student needs. Information regarding the education and experience of the teacher(s) and learning coach(es) working with your student may be viewed upon request. If you wish to view the information, please contact the school office.
What about student achievement?
The Desert View blended learning model has over a decade of academic achievement, student success, and productive work environment for teachers and students ready to learn. Our educational model combines the best of face-to-face instruction, digital technology and extended learning opportunities to boost the achievement of our students. For students ready to learn, Desert View Middle School promises to deliver exceptional results: high student academic achievement, as measured by state assessment examinations, and students with the knowledge, skills and work ethic necessary for success in high school, career and life.
What are some advantages provided to students who attend Desert View Middle School?
Multiple pathways. DVMS offers students multiple pathways to learn, and accelerate the pace of their learning by blending classroom instruction with digital coursework. This empowers students to progress at the pace that best fits their abilities and academic goals, while allowing for flexible scheduling to make learning fit today’s busier schedules.
At Desert View Middle School, we meet each student at their current level and then build competency and confidence through hard work and encouragement. The school challenges students to achieve by giving them the freedom to exceed expectations. Desert View kids gain confidence as they take control of their own education. Desert View Middle School students are provided with an opportunity to earn high school credits through online high school courses.
Is there a “typical” Desert View Middle School student?
Desert View schools tailor a high-quality education to a broad spectrum of students. Students and parents find Desert View Middle School the best education solution for many of the following reasons:
• Smaller school
• Broad curriculum
• Ability-based, not grade-level based
• Relationally driven, personalized learning
• New technology integrated into the curriculum
• Accelerated pace of study available to students who want more challenge
• Home-schooled students ready for Middle School.
Does Desert View Middle School provide bus transportation?
School transportation services are offered on a limited basis. Contact the Desert View Schools office for more information.
How can I find out more about Desert View Middle School?
You can click here to have a team member get in touch with you or you can set-up a time to meet and learn more about us by calling 928-317-3113.
How do I enroll at Desert View Middle School?
Simply complete and submit our pre-enrollment form. To access the form click here. Once the form is submitted you will be contacted by a school team member.