Self Development Charter School (SDCS) is an accelerated school which has been
an Arizona Grade A School  for every year it has been ranked.

2010 Charter School of the Year!
2011 Academic Excellence Award Winner!
[The only Mesa school to receive this award from the Arizona Department of Education!]
SDCS ranked 1st out of all Mesa Schools (ADE-2013)
SDCS ranked 2nd out of 1089 Arizona Elementary Schools(schooldigger-2013)
SDCS ranked 6th out of all Arizona's K-12 Schools (ADE-2013)


 Now Enrolling for 2014-2015 School Year
Limited Space is Available

SDCS is a publicly funded, child-centered charter school that challenges students to reach their potential. The school provides a unique and nurturing environment, including enrichment programs for the talented and intellectually curious students, a challenging curriculum, and dedicated teachers. Students are challenged and encouraged to succeed as they develop a sense of pride,respect for themselves and others, and acceptance of all students.

Our Mission

Our school's mission is to strive for excellence in education by helping develop lifelong learners. SDCS is built on a clear vision: an emphasis on the basics along with recognition and accommodation of each child's individual strengths and learning style. Our unique approach to education focuses on the increasingly important integration of new, research-based knowledge with traditionally upheld views that have withstood the tests of time. Our program is distinguished because it synthesizes new ideas and concepts with those that have worked well in the past.


Our History

The founder of Self Development Charter School (SDCS), Anjum Majeed, first started Self Development Preschool (SDP) in 1988 to provide children with an academically challenging environment supported by an engaging curriculum and dedicated staff. Parents wanted a similarly challenging environment for the children in kindergarten and beyond.

Consequently, SDCS was founded by Ms. Majeed in 2000, adjacent to the preschool. Although SDCS has grown from its modest beginning of 37 students, the growth process has been deliberate and thoughtful to preserve both academic and fiscal integrity. Today, SDCS’s population exceeds 300 students. Many students who begin with the preschool continue at SDCS through eighth grade, thus providing parents the assurance that their child receives a firm educational foundation.

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What Sets Us Apart

Pursuant to A.R.S. 38-431.02, Self Development Charter School hereby states that all notices of the meetings of Self Development Charter School and any of its committees and subcommittees will be posted on the front door of the education building at 1721 N. Greenfield Rd., Mesa, AZ 85205 and on the Self Development Charter School website.  This location is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  Such notices will indicate the date, time, and place of the meeting and will include an agenda or information concerning the manner in which the public may obtain an agenda for the meeting.

 Self Development Charter School will hold a Board Meeting on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 7:30 am. Click here for agenda.

The completed Annual Financial Report (AFR) for Self Development Charter School may be viewed on the Arizona Department of Education website. Click here.