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Digital Learning Center For The Gifted
The Digital Learning Center (DLC) provides students with an interdisciplinary, project-based learning environment that embodies 21st Century learning. This cross-curricular exploration will take students through the 7th & 8th grade standards with built-in continuity, leading to a culminating project that explores how science, history, and the learner fit into this world.
Teaching that is student centered with the instructor acting as a resource and guide.
Integration of core academic coursework & standards through thematic relationships and dichotomies.
Inquiry and project-based learning for exploring themes
Extensive collaboration for student produced outcomes
A global perspective that cultivates 21st century learners
Dual Language Spanish Immersion (DLSI)
Spanish Immersion Program
The 2018-19 school year will witness the beginning of Dual Language Spanish Immersion (DLSI) at the middle school level within the Paradise Valley Unified School District. Sunrise is honored to have been chosen as the home for all language immersion programs!
A Science, Social Studies and Spanish block of classes taught completely in Spanish
Exploration of Spanish-speaking cultures and societies around the world
Conversational skill development
1:1 technology along with a Google Jamboard to enhance the learning environment
Our Fine Arts department has a storied past and the future looks even brighter. Our students have consistently excelled at the high school level, having been prepared through their experiences at SRMS. We currently offer Art, Theatre, Orchestra, Advanced Strings, Guitar, Concert Band, Advanced Chorus and Encore. Our students enjoy the expertise our instructors bring to their programs.
Concert Band: "Our concert band performs at the State Fair, marches in parades, grows each year and in general plays as a great team."
Advanced Strings: "This year, the strings were invited to play for our district's Governing Board. Each year we grow and add a diversity of players, both experts and those willing to increase their skill!"
Guitar: This course is open to students with no previous experience. Students will learn to read music and play the individual notes or "lead melody line" as well as chords or the "rhythm accompaniment line" which is fundamental to all styles of guitar playing. Emphasis is on chords, ear training, sight-reading and singing. Guitars provided will be acoustic, not electric.
Orchestra: "This class is made up of students who wish to choose from a variety of instruments to learn through the year and play a final concert in May showing what they've learned."
Drama: Drama takes a student through various levels of basic theatrical acting, including stage direction and positions, pantomime, improvisation, and developing playwriting skills.
Art: Students receive instruction in painting, drawing, sculpting, and design and will learn about careers in the art field.
Chorus: Students learn basic vocal technique, musicianship and sight reading skills. They will experience night performances