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April 13: AIMS Science (8th & 10th Grade) and April 14, 15, & 16: AZMerit Tests (7th - 12th Grade)


The Phoenix School of Academic Excellence (PSAE), also known as The Learning Institute Charter High School (TLI), is a charter school located in central Phoenix, Arizona, serving students in grades 7th- 12th. Since PSAE opened in 1998, it has been and still is designated as an alternative school by Arizona Department of Education. To make available the best individualized learning for your child, PSAE provides a variety of instructional resources through direct instruction and Web-based learning. Our student's benefit from the differentiated coursework we provide for all students. PLATO, our web-based curriculum provides learning in all core subjects and electives. With PLATO, we can construct courses for struggling learners or offer rigorous courses for advanced students. The Phoenix School of Academic Excellence recognizes the unique needs and different levels of each student. If you would like to learn more about PSAE, please read our Mission Statement.

AzMERIT to Replace AIMS Assessments for 2017 Graduates!

In November 2014, the Arizona State Board of Education adopted a new statewide achievement test, AzMerit, for Arizona Students. The new assessment will replace the AIMS: Reading, Writing and Mathematics tests.  AzMerit, "Arizona's Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching" will be administered statewide for the first time in Spring 2015.

Letter to Parents (English)

Letter to Parents (Spanish)

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Tutoring Available for all PSAE Students

Tutoring services are available for all students after school starting at 1:35pm (Monday- Thursday). The AIMS tests and AZMERIT are quickly approaching and in order to assist your child, teachers will tutor in the following subjects: Math and English.

See Mr. Hipolito for additional information


Fast Track Friday (PSAE’s Credit Recovery Program)

Reminder that all credit recovery students must attend Fast Track Fridays in order to obtain any missing credits; please see Ms. Leon for your Friday schedule.

Fast Track Friday: 8:00am to 12:30pm (Every Friday unless directed)

Contact the Front Office for more information!


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