Our Curriculum

Sun Valley Academy accelerates learning for every scholar. Our curriculum is aligned to Arizona State Standards. Carefully selected, our learning resources offer both rigor and relevance, fostering curiosity, inquiry, and knowledge as students take ownership of their learning. Educators carefully monitor each scholar's progress, closing learning gaps when needed, and expediting new learning opportunities when ready.

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Rich with rigor and relevance, we build foundational skills for every scholar.


Language Arts

A strong emphasis is placed on building foundational skills in literacy. This includes reading, comprehending literary text, comprehending informational text, writing, listening and speaking, and language. Sun Valley Academy uses Wit & Wisdom, a comprehensive, standards-aligned language arts program. Through classic and newer literature, scholars gain content knowledge and an awareness of how to read texts, write, speak, and listen. Multiple opportunities are provided for students to apply Language Arts skills in which to foster critical thinking.
We use Saxon Math as our core math curriculum, presented to scholars at an accelerated pace. This means each grade level delivers a curriculum designed for a year ahead of their current grade level. Saxon Math is a research-based, hands-on curriculum designed to scaffold instruction, ensuring all scholars have multiple opportunities to practice math skills throughout the year. During math instruction, our scholars engage in direct instruction as well as collaborative learning opportunities with their peers. Math skills practice, use of hands-on manipulatives, math journals, and anchor charts are other components of daily math lessons.
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Social Studies
Sun Valley Academy utilizes Arizona grade-level state standards to inform instruction. We provide scholars with learning opportunities to develop and use knowledge about their community, nation, and world, applying the inquiry process to the past and present, cultivating collaboration in decision-making and problem-solving.
Sun Valley Academy utilizes Arizona grade-level state standards to inform instruction. The approach to science is through inquiry in which scholars are encouraged to ask questions about the world around them and investigate through hands-on learning. The curriculum includes the application of scientific principles in the areas of physics, chemistry, life science, and earth and spaces science. Students use the five steps of inquiry approach and are required to participate in the annual science fair.
Leader in Me helps every scholar discover their unique strengths and ability to be a leader. Infused throughout our classrooms and curriculum, Leader in Me provides a holistic experience for staff, scholars, and parents, creating a common language and culture within the school. All lessons are taught with grade-level appropriate, meaningful activities and discussions that promote positive changes in leadership skills impacting the individual scholar, the classroom, school, and our community.
Special Area Classes
Scholars participate in special area classes that promotes the building of mind and body. Classes include: Physical Education, Fine Arts, Technology, and Character Education.
School Adopted Technology Resources
Generation Genius
Renaissance myON Reader
BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr.
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Join The Sun Valley Academy Family Today!

We are enrolling students in grades K-8 for the 2022-2023 school year.
We invite you to come to be a part of the Sun Valley family!