Returning To School Notice

August 7, 2020

As of 12:30 PM

Dear Parent/ Guardian, 

Governor Ducey has issued an Executive Order regarding the reopening of schools for the upcoming academic year. The Executive Order delays in-person instruction until August 17th but allows schools to offer distance learning per their regular schedules. With a delayed reopening of in-person instruction, health officials and school administration will be able to better monitor the spread of COVID-19 and adapt as necessary. Distance learning courses will begin on August 10, 2020. 

As part of our Distance Learning Plan, for distance learners, Google classroom has attendance indicators at the beginning, middle, and end of class. For students who are unable to attend remotely during the assigned class period, detailed daily time logs with student and parent attestation are required weekly. These requirements are set in place or in order to maintain enrollment at TLI. For additional information please refer to our Distance Learning Plan.

On August 6, 2020, the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) released public health benchmarks to guide the safe reopening of schools. Beginning August 17th, The Learning Institute will reopen its campus in order to provide free, on-site learning opportunities and support to families of students in the free or reduced lunch program, students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and those in the care of the Department of Child Safety, including foster care. 

Parents and students can schedule appointments for Family Orientation Days in order to pick up distance learning materials such as school-issued laptops, packet-based materials, student login information, etc. For more information regarding Family Orientation Days or appointment availability, please contact the Front Office at (602) 241-7876. Please note that face masks will be required upon entry and no more than one family at a time may enter the building in order to adhere to recommended state and federal health guidelines. We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this time. The District’s Leadership team will continue to monitor the data and keep our families updated on the latest news. 




Active as of August 10th, 2020


Monday August 10th, 2020 TLI will reopen their education through online coursework and paper packets. You may access the online course work through Google Classroom. Parents/Students will need to stop by the front office to pick up the students packet work. The Teachers/Staff and Front office will be on campus and available Monday-Thursday from 8-12pm via phone call and front office visitation. Computers will be available to loan for those students/families who do not have one in their household.

If you have further questions please contact Mrs. Cecilia in the front office @ or (602) 241-7876 

Updated Article From our State Governor (Click Here)  

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The Phoenix School of Academic Excellence: The Learning Institute, is a charter school located in central Phoenix, Arizona serving students in grades 7th to 12th. Since opening in 1998, it has been and still designated as an alternative school by the 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. PSAE recognizes the unique needs and different levels of each student. If you would like to learn more about PSAE: The Learning Institute, please read our Vision and Mission Statement.

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In need of credits or want to work ahead? PSAE: The Learning Institute is now enrolling for the 2020/2021 school year. Come enroll today, space is limited!

Currently enrolling grades 9th through 12th!

New Enrollments for Junior High will be placed on a waiting list due to capacity limit reached!

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Fast Track Fridays (PSAE's Credit Recovery Program)

Fast Track Friday, PSAE's credit recovery program start date is August 28th, 2020! Students will work with PSAE staff and use programs such as PLATO, Accelerated Math & Reading, and offline assignments to earn missing credits.

Students will be assigned 2 to 4 courses per semester depending on course length and difficulty. Successfully completing course objectives, attendance, and passing final exams is required to earn .50 credit.

Please see Mrs. Caitlin for information on credits and scheduling.

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

Period 1 (8-10:00am): Credit Recovery Course 1

Break 10:00-10:30 am

Period 2 (10:30-12:30pm): Credit Recovery Course 2

AzMERIT State Assessments

Students who are on the verge of completing a FULL Credit in ELA 9, ELA 10, ELA 11, Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2; will be participating in the States AzMERIT Exams. Students must demonstrate their proficiency in the above courses being completed. 

For more information visit:

PSAE: The Learning Institute

Charter High School

5308 N. 12th Street

Phoenix, AZ 85014 

Phone: 602-241-7876

Fax: 602-354-8604


Office Hours: 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

 Records Requests

Email or Fax

Mrs. Cecilia:

Regular School Hours:

Mon - Thurs: 8AM to 3:30PM

(Junior High)

Mon - Thurs: 8AM to 2:30 PM

(High School)

Electives are from 2:30-3:30pm

Fridays: 8AM to 12:30PM

(Credit Recovery Fridays)


Mascot: Hornets

Colors: Maroon & Gold

Year School Opened: 1998





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