Advanced Coursework

Desert Heights Charter Schools provides a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) to meet the individual needs of our students. Desert Heights Charter Schools classroom instruction aims to ensure that students have mastered the Arizona state standards. Depending on your child’s individual needs, this may be through the provision of differentiated instruction, materials, and/or output; extensions; alternative grouping; alternative pacing; Honors; Advanced Placement (AP); Dual Enrollment (DE); our Gifted program, for identified Gifted students; and/or various opportunities for enrichment to address the diversity of talents and needs at our school. Learn more about our advanced coursework below.

To support students in taking advanced coursework, we provide them with opportunities to earn scholarships or raise money towards courses that have fees to cover specific costs associated with the programs (College Board and Maricopa County Community Colleges).

  • Gifted Program: FREE
  • Honors Courses: FREE
  • Advanced Placement Courses (AP): $100 per class/test
  • Dual Enrollment: $97 per credit hour and most college courses are worth 3-4 credits.