LaVerne Elementary Preparatory Academy
Please take the time to visit our sister school. It was established in July 2007 and holds the highest API score in the High Desert. Desert Trails Preparatory Academy is proud to be replicating the philosophy, mission, and concepts of this school.
Desert Trails Preparatory Academy has made great strides since we opened our doors in July 2013. As a result there have been numerous news articles and reports on our success.
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We are currently accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year for Transitional Kindergarten - 6th grade. Transitional Kindergarten are for children who turn 5 between September 2, 2015 - December 2, 2015. Please come in to the office for paperwork.
"I love, love, love the tutoring program. I have 2 kids here and they have one on one help when they need it. I also like that they wear uniforms and that they are very organized!" Geovannie and Jazzell S.; parent of 1 9-25-14
"I have a daughter in special education and I'm so satisfied with Desert Trails. Within the past year my daughter's reading level has jumped from a 16 to a 30. I'm very please with this school. I feel like my children getting private school education for free. All of my kids learn so much. I love the fact that I'm aware of my children's education and how they are doing constantly, not last minute." Sonya R.; parent of 4; 9-25-14
If you have a testimonial you would like to share, please email the principal Mrs. Plantz: email@example.com or see the REVIEW tab to the left.
School Activities and Events
Scholastic Book Fair
We are holding our first school-wide book fair. Come by the Multi-Purpose Room from 8:30am-9:30am or 11:00am-1:00pm. Cash, Checks, and Credit Cards are accepted.
On Monday, August 3rd we will begin our regular schedule. On Mondays Transitional Kindergarten will dismiss at noon and Kindergarten-6th grade will dismiss at 3:00pm. Tuesday - Thursday Transitional Kindergarten will dismiss at noon, Kindergarten will dismiss at 3:00pm, and 1st-6th grade will dismiss at 4:00pm. Friday, August 7th will be our first Attendance Make-Up day from 8:00am - 12:00pm for those that have missed a day of school.
Coffee with the Principal
All DTPA families are invited to come to our first Coffee with the Principal on Thursday, July 30th at 8:30am. Come have some coffee or tea while learning about the school, events, and ways to become involved.
Preferred Meals is our food service provider. They are supplying Desert Trails Preparatory with our breakfast and lunch. To find out what delicious food will be offered this week, please follow the link to their menu. This link will also provide you with the nutrients for each day.
Please contact the office to complete a lunch application (one per household). You may also pre-pay your child's account in the office (cash only). A notice will be sent home with your child as a reminder to reload their account when needed.
If you have any further questions regarding food services please contact the office; 760-530-7680.
Menu Link: Preferred Meals Menu
Desert Trails Preparatory Academy has a unique calendar. We do not attend school on Fridays for the first half of the school year, then only until noon during the second half. This is to honor family time and allow scholars a longer weekend to refresh and prepare for the next week of learning. We also have an extended school year that begins the week after 4th of July and ends the week before Memorial Day. This provides scholars with a shorter summer break averaging 7 weeks. We have discovered that shorter summers allow scholars to retain more of the knowledge they learned in the prior year. Finally, we run an extended day. Our typical school day is 8:00a - 4:00p. This gives scholars and teachers more minutes per day to achieve a deeper level of understanding of concepts.