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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.



* Tarver, Debra
Founder & Executive Director
* Plantz, Mandy
Dominguez, Janice
Figueroa, Janet

Harvest Festival Success

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

Minimum Day

All scholars will dismiss at 12:00pm on Monday, December 15 - Thursday, December 18th.  Please make arrangements to ensure that your scholar is picked up on time.  Thank you

Posted by: Mandy * Plantz
Published: 12/16/14

Report Cards

All report cards will be sent home with scholars on Thursday, December 18th.  

Posted by: Mandy * Plantz
Published: 12/16/14

Pajama Day

Thursday, December 18 is Pajama Day.  Scholars may come to school wearing their pajamas.  Please make sure that they are appropriate for school and that they are still wearing regular shoes.  For scholars that do not want to wear pajamas, they may come to school in the regular dress code.

Posted by: Mandy * Plantz
Published: 12/16/14

Winter Break

We hope that everyone has a safe and restful winter break.  School will resume on Monday, January 12,, 2015.

Posted by: Mandy * Plantz
Published: 12/16/14


This year we are excited to have Preferred Meals as our food service provider. They are supplying DT 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. 


2014-2015 School Calendar