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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 special education 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 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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  • School Starts Monday, August 4!
    The 2014-2015 school year starts on Monday, August 4. We are still accepting enrollments. Click here to enroll today.
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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. $150 desktop computers or $199 laptop computers are also available to all students. Visit www.goodpc.com/connect2compete.
     
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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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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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