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    Mountain Trail Middle School is a Core Knowledge® school. This is a continuation of the curriculum offered at all the elementary schools located within the Mountain Trail boundaries. The Core Knowledge® is based on the idea that elementary and middle school students need a solid, specific, shared core curriculum to help students establish strong foundations of knowledge, create greater fairness, and achieve higher literacy. This core curriculum is outlined in detail in the Core Knowledge Sequence® (K-8).
    Elementary feeder schools for Mountain Trail Middle School include:
    Boulder Creek Elementary
    Eagle Ridge Elementary
    Grayhawk Elementary
    Pinnacle Peak Elementary
    Sunset Canyon Elementary


  • AZCCRS Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards give Arizona students the skills they need to be successful in life. Simply put, they are a set AZCCRS of expectations placed on students to ensure that when they leave the classroom they are prepared to become informed, productive members of their community. Upon graduation, these students will be ready to not only compete in a competitive job market, but to excel.