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Self Development Academy - Glendale
16635 N. 51st Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85306
Telephone: (602) 675-0125
High quality, advanced K-8 education taught with enhanced instruction methods by the nation’s top educators: that’s Self Development Academy (SDA) in a nutshell. We believe today’s scholars are tomorrow’s global leaders and visionaries. It is our duty as educators to our students, to parents, and to our future. Our teachers use gifted instructional models to teach advanced coursework, multiple grade levels ahead of the state level. We do so in a nurturing environment because when students believe they can do anything, they end up doing so.
Exceptional futures start here. Enroll your child today and see why SDA is the best public charter elementary school in Glendale.
At our core, SDA Glendale is about full brain learning. We combine critical thinking and creative thinking so that students know how to analyze, critique, and create. Our research-based curriculum, intervention program, and instructional practices help students to develop the bests of themselves: we help students develop themselves. It is also about developing civic-minded individuals. Through interdisciplinary projects and our social-emotional learning program students develop a sense of self, an identity, filled with passions, interests, aesthetics, and hobbies.
Using a highly rigorous curriculum, SDA exposes students to advanced concepts in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, music, philosophy, literature, and language. Our unique, integrative curriculum allows children to learn without the restrictions of subject boundaries, so that they may explore the limitless connections between what they learn in school and what they experience in the world. We focus on the inter-relatedness of all curricular areas in order to help our students recognize, understand, and navigate the connections and relationships that make learning come to life.
One of the distinguishing features of SDA is our focus on enhanced learning opportunities that help learners of all ages develop their skills and interests in art, math, science, and language. The objective of these enrichments is to ignite a passion for lifelong learning. Once mastery is attained in a subject, students engage in deep, creative, and critical thinking about the material and concepts in order to enhance and enrich their understanding.
Our advanced and rigorous curriculum is intended to:
SDA provides for one-on-one and small group learning opportunities so students can receive more personalized instruction tailored to their strengths, weaknesses, interests, and abilities. This model is great for gifted students who are ready to work ahead and explore more challenging concepts, as well as for students needing more personal attention and instructional time with our highly qualified and passionate teachers.
Our world-class educators understand the intellectual, social, and emotional needs of young people and are able to help every student achieve high goals and realize their full potential.
To better accommodate students and parents that require more flexibility in the morning and afternoon, SDA Glendale offers before- and after-school programs that extend learning, supervision, and activity hours. The before-school program is available between 6:30am and 7:30am and includes breakfast. The after-school program runs between 3:00pm and 4:30pm. Students use this time to work on homework and focus on different special learning activities. These specials rotate throughout the week as follows (subject to change):
In Kindergarten, students are given opportunities to develop their cognitive skills through core instruction in math, reading, writing, phonics, and science. Playtime is also a core focus for our Kindergarten classes. Through meaningful, objective-based, and purposely guided social play, students develop their awareness of self, citizenship, and community. Together, these focus areas help foster holistic development that will prepare our youngest students for the many years of schooling ahead.
The typical day for a Kindergartener may include:
After Kindergarten, students from first to fifth grade explore critical and creative thinking concepts that will be further developed and refined in middle school. These grade levels also have increasing focus on mindfulness and social-emotional learning (SEL), which together teach our students how to self-regulate and resolve interpersonal conflicts. In addition to classroom learning, further education concepts and enhancements are accomplished in computer lab, P.E., and music classes on a rotating basis.
The typical day for a student in 1st – 4th grade may include:
Students are enrolled on a first come, first-served basis. Preference is given to students with siblings already enrolled. SDA Glendale does not discriminate based on race, gender, ethnicity, religion, language proficiency, or ability. Start your enrollment today or contact us online if you have questions.
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