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Sister School

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.




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.


Family Testimonial

"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: or see the REVIEW tab to the left.

School Activities and Events


We will be observing Columbus Day on Monday, October 12th.  There will be no school on this day.

Posted by: Mandy * Plantz
Published: 10/5/15


Every week we will be having a Harvest Festival meeting.  These meetings are part of the planning and organizing of our Harvest Festival that will be held on Thursday, October 29th.  Everyone is encouraged to attend these meetings and to participate in this wonderful school-wide event. Meetings will be every Wednesday at 8:30am in our Multi-Purpose Room.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Janice in the office.

Posted by: Mandy * Plantz
Published: 8/16/15


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. 


2015-2016 DTPA Calendar