About Sunrise

Sunrise Middle School is focused on the 21st Century learner.  Our commitment to student success is evidenced in a variety of ways.  Please allow us to share some of these ways with you.

Within our Digital Learning Center (DLC) for the Gifted, we offer a variety of technology resources to further enhance the learning experience.  The DLC provides students with a cross-curricular exploration which will take students through the 7th and 8th grade English, science and social studies standards.  We are proud that we have achieved maximum enrollment within the DLS program with a comprehensive waiting list the past three school years.

Our brand new magnet program is Dual Language Immersion (DLI).  The DLSI (Spanish) program is most prominently characterized by a "block" of classes including science, social studies and Spanish, all taught in Spanish.  The DLMI (Mandarin) program features a two-period block of elective classes including Mandarin Language Arts and Chinese Culture.

The Sunrise commitment to challenge students is evident in the variety of our honors programs.  We offer Honors English, science and social studies as well as advanced high school math courses for high school credit.

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 performance experiences at Sunrise.  We currently offer art, dance, dance performance, drama, theatre performance, concert band, guitar, strings and various levels of choral groups.

Through our career and technical education department, students at Sunrise have opportunities to explore a variety of electives providing them a complete educational experience.  Sunrise is truly a STEM hub as we have comprehensive Robotics and Science Clubs.  These clubs participate at the state level in various competitions.

Finally, Sunrise has taken its place among the best middle schools in our district and across the valley.  The most recent evidence of this is our performance on AzM2 testing where we scored near the top of middle schools in the PVUSD as well as having the highest percentage of students achieving mastery, among middle schools, on all four of the English and math assessments within the 2021 AzM2 testing cycle.  This is but one of many reasons that it is great to be a Sunrise Aztec!

Open Enrollment

Continue your child's journey of excellence by open enrolling. Open Enrollment is a process allowing parents or guardians to apply for admission to any public school, as long as there is classroom space available. Parents and guardians often choose to open enroll their children in PVSchools for various reasons, including the unique and innovative award-winning programs, teaching philosophy, extracurricular activities, and more.

For more information on the open enrollment process, to include early bird open enrollment information, visit the PVSchools Open Enrollment webpage.

2021-22 School Year

Grade Level Capacity Open Enrollment
07 233 Open
08 225 Open
SPED Resource 50 Closed
Structured/SC 16 Closed
LAS/SC 30 Closed
LFI 2/3/SC 18 Closed

2022-23 School Year

Grade Level Capacity Open Enrollment
07 192 Closed
08 212 Closed
SPED Resource 50 Closed
Structured/SC 16 Closed
LAS/SC 36 Closed
LFI 2/3/SC 16 Closed

*The second chart above reflects the capacity for the upcoming school year. For the following school year, all grade levels are accepting open enrollment applications unless otherwise stated.
**A specialized program that is designated closed for the current school year will remain closed for the following school year unless otherwise stated. Students interested in being put on the waitlist should complete an Open Enrollment application.

Sunrise Middle School Introduction

Sunrise Signature Programs

Sunrise Daily and Early Dismissal Bell Schedules

View the PVSchools Parent/Student Handbook

Important Information for Sunrise Parents/Students

Order Sunrise PE Uniforms and Spirit Gear  

Order Student Pictures

Sunrise Parent Referral - Student Social, Emotional and Learning Needs Form:

Fill Out the Request Form

Benefits of Second Language Immersion Presentation

Sunrise Middle School Yearbook

The Sunrise yearbook is produced each year by the yearbook class and is a great way for students to remember their middle school experience. The prices are as follows:

Only a limited number of yearbooks are available for sale and it is likely they will sell out. We encourage you to preorder your yearbook early. Any available yearbooks will be sold on campus during the last week of school on a first come, first served basis.

Sunrise School Tours Are Offered Every Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.

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Full Honors Program

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Comprehensive Elective Offerings

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