We offer Academies at Desert Shadows Middle School to help create an environment in which kids can feel invested and engaged in a program that suits their interests. When kids have a talent and passion in a specific area, are surrounded by other kids who share that same talent and passion, and are mentored by a teacher who is equally as talented and passionate in the same area, student outcomes are exceptional. The Academies become a ‘home base’ for students. Our teachers are exceptional. The curriculum is exciting. Students leave our programs truly prepared for success in high school and beyond.