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Max Ehrmann's Poem "Desiderata" (latin for "desired things") is a prose poem that has an positive message, and was used as the moniker for a unique alternative program that has served Phoenix Union High School District since 1977.

Desiderata Alternative Program serves exceptional students who have needs that are more effectively addressed in a small school environment. Students are referred to Desiderata by their home school campuses. The Desiderata program emphasizes academic achievements and helps to support the social, emotional and behavioral development and growth of students. All students are taught district approved curriculum that meets Arizona Common Core Standards and content specific Arizona Academic Standards. Classroom activities stress student acquisition of literacy and life skills.

Desiderata Alternative Program is housed in a 30,000-square foot facility near 35th Avenue and Thomas and was opened in 2006. The campus is designed to be functional and supportive: there are 11 classrooms, library, fitness center, sports court, cafetorium, group therapy room, instructional kitchen, and assistive technology support.

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  • Summer Meal Program
    For the 34th year, Phoenix Union will provide free breakfast and lunch for needy children 18 years of age and younger at the 13 high schools holding Summer School. Breakfast will be from 7:45 to 8 a.m. and lunch from 10:45 to 12:15 p.m. Adults are welcome to accompany children and can purchase breakfast for $2 and lunch for $3. Meals will be served at Meals will be served at the following PUHSD campuses: Bioscience, Bostrom, Trevor Browne, Camelback, Carl Hayden, Central, Cesar Chavez, Betty Fairfax, Maryvale, Metro Tech, North and South Mountain Monday through Thursday, May 26-June 25. Alhambra will offer meals Monday through Friday, June 1 -June 25 
     
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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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  • Tutoring Available for all PUHSD Students
    Supplemental Educational Services are free tutoring services for all students of Phoenix Union High School District schools. Visit www.PhoenixUnion.org/SES for more information and to apply.
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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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2920 N. 34th Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85017 
602.764.0800
602.271.2963  FAX
 
Principal: Manuel Calderon
Mascot: Sharks
School Colors: Purple and Gray
Year School Opened: 1977

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