Students can enroll at any time, and there is no obligation associated with reserving a spot.  We recommend enrolling right away because our student capacity is limited, and we expect a waiting list once we’ve reached capacity.  If you would like to pre-register right now to reserve a place, just use our online pre-registration form: Online Pre-Registration

You can also contact us using any of the options below:

Telephone Numbers:

PHONE: (480) 396-5463

FAX: (480) 396-4980

 Mailing Address:

Sonoran Desert School
6724 S. Kings Ranch Road
Gold Canyon, AZ 85118

Enrollment Information: Any student in grades 5-12 is eligible to enroll at SDS. Because SDS is a public school, there is no cost for tuition. Just give us a call to schedule a time to tour the school and meet our staff.

Here is a printable copy of our enrollment materials: 2018-19 Registration Packet

If you prefer to come to the school to complete the enrollment process, bring in any of the following required materials to save time during the registration process:

  • A photocopy of complete Student Immunization Records.
  • A photocopy of the student’s Birth Certificate (or other reliable proof of the student’s identity and age, including the pupil’s baptismal certificate, an application for a social security number or original school registration records and an affidavit explaining the inability to provide a copy of the birth certificate; or a letter from the authorized representative of an agency having custody of the student certifying that the student has been placed in the custody of the agency as prescribed by law. Proof of a student’s age and identity is not required for homeless students.)
  • Academic Transcripts from all high schools previously attended. Sonoran Desert School will provide each student with a transcript request form or will request transcripts if supplied with a signed form.
  • A Withdrawal Form from the student’s last high school (if student attended within the last 6 months).

In addition, enrolling students need to complete the following forms provided by the school:

  • Arizona Residency Documentation Form (parent or guardian signature required)
  • A Student Information Form (parent or guardian signature required)
  • Acceptable Computer Use Policy Form (parent or guardian signature required)
  • Directory Release Form (parent or guardian signature required)
  • A Home Language Survey (PHLOTE)

Once enrolled, students will attend a short orientation and start their classes with one-on-one help from their teachers–all in the same day!

Here is an online copy of the student handbook: 2018-19 Student Handbook