OUR VISION  To provide a safe, nurturing environment where students can succeed as they prepare for college, career, and life.

OUR MISSION  To prepare every student for success, we provide quality learning through personalization.

GENERAL INFORMATION  Starting in 2001, as Suns-Diamondbacks Education Academy (changed to Linda Abril Educational Academy in 2016), this alternative program is designed to help students complete their high school education in a small learning environment with specialized classes and schedules. Graduation ceremonies are held twice a year in December and May. Graduates are recognized at the end of every term during an awards ceremony.

LAEA is intended for juniors and seniors who have fallen behind in their credits and will benefit from the small school environment. Students are selected for admission based on transcript, discipline, and an interview process. Students are admitted at the start of each 6-week term throughout the school year.

The daily class schedule consists of two 145 minute classes. Regular classes are offered in Math, English, Social Studies, Business and Technology, Science, Health, as well as a limited selection of electives. Minimum assistance and resources are offered to our special education students. Students will also have the opportunity to earn extra credits by enrolling in a third period online credit-recovery class as part of their schedule. 

LAEA is located in a new, state-of-the-art facility on 19th Avenue and Thomas Road, and accommodates up to 400 students.


District News

  • District Update

    Phoenix Union officials and police are investigating general threats made online to high schools in Phoenix, (including Phoenix Union and non-Phoenix Unions schools) last night and this morning. The same threatening post has been made to several schools. We take all threats seriously, and have stepped up security and police presence at those sites. We are communicating to parents via phone messenger and have alerted staff to be vigilant for any information they may hear. Classes were not cancelled at any of our school sites today.  However, parents wishing to pull students out of a threatened school are able to do so.  Again, the threat was general in nature, and is being investigated by police. At Phoenix Union, we want to assure you that safety for students and staff is our top priority. We will continue to monitor the situation.


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    The Phoenix Union High School District is hiring Bus Drivers! Drivers work six-hour shifts but receive full-time benefits, and start at $14.38 an hour.  For more information, contact the PUHSD Talent Division at 602-764-1100, or www.phoenixunion.org/jobs


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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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3000 N. 19th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85015
Phone: (602) 764-0050
Fax: (602) 744-1221 
Phoenix Bird
Principal: Mr. Rick Beck   
Mascot: The Phoenix
Colors: Fire Red & Yellow
Year School Opened: 2001
  • 2016 School Year

    Term 2 - 6 Weeks Begins

    September 19, 2016

    8:00 AM

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