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Mission and Programs

MOTTO

Learning for Life – Loving to Learn

MISSION

Desert Willow, a designated Arizona International School, will empower students to achieve their highest individual potential as readers, writers, problem solvers, critical thinkers, and second language learners, ready to excel in our global society.

VISION

Personalizing learning because every student is unique and deserves the power to shape a personal path toward success.
 

KEY VALUES

We embrace diversity among all members of our learning community and believe that each person is a valuable member.
We believe in promoting a motivating, engaging and stimulating learning environment where excellence is the expectation.
We believe in creating a positive, welcoming and friendly environment where everyone is treated with respect and communication is valued between the school, home and community.
We value where students currently are while helping them reach their full potential through rigorous, challenging and relevant learning experiences.
We strive for academic success through determination and risk-taking in both teaching and learning.
We believe in being responsible for one’s actions and one’s work, as well as being responsible to others and the common mission of our school.

Academics

English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
Art
Music
Physical Education
Spanish
Technology

Programs

All day Kindergarten
Accelerated Reader
Achieve 3000/Smarty Ants
DreamBox
Imagine Math
Band
Gifted & Talented
Elementary Honor Society/ (EHS)
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
Response to Intervention (RTI)
Steel Drums
Student Council