Our Schools

Littleton Elementary School District #65 has eight focus academies that serve students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Each of our academies proudly employs dedicated and passionate staff members who view their students’ academic success of foremost importance. As a district, we seek out highly qualified teachers and administrators who are ready to partner with you in the education of your children. We also strongly believe in student choice, and each of our eight academies provides opportunities for students to engage in learning activities that motivate and inspire their future aspirations. Read about each of our academies and discover which one your child may be engaged in the most.

Our Schools of Choice

Collier Business Academy for Financial Literacy

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Collier aspires to prepare students for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it. We also focus on how to create jobs that will make their communities more robust and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Your child will explore jobs such as financial planning and business administration. Our partnerships with Junior Achievement, local businesses and high schools, BizTown, and Finance Park allow us to enrich and facilitate meaningful learning experiences. The Collier Business Academy for Financial Literacy empowers students to make informed, intelligent decisions about their future and foster financial literacy that will be highly useful in the business world.

Collier Business Academy for Financial Literacy
350 S. 118th Ave.
Avondale, AZ 85323
Phone: (623) 478-5900
Fax: (623) 478-5920
Principal: Ms. Reegan Heddings
School Hours: 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Early Release: 12:40 p.m.
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Country Place Leadership Academy

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We are a proud Leader in Me school inspiring and empowering student leaders in grades K–8. Our vision is "Inspiring Leaders to Exceed, Achieve, and Dream (iLead)." At Country Place, we believe all students are leaders; everyone has genius, and change starts with each one of us. Your child will be empowered to lead their own learning. Our staff educates the whole child through leadership lessons, the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People/Teens/Happy Kids, leadership roles, and leadership projects. We partner with Franklin Covey, local businesses, and local, state, and federal leaders to grow future Presidents, Governors, Mayors, Judges, Legislators, and leaders. Every student has leadership roles in their classroom and throughout the school.

Country Place Leadership Academy
10207 W. Country Place Blvd.
Tolleson, AZ 85353
Phone: (623) 478-6100
Fax: (623) 478-6120
Principal: Dr. Michael Cagle
School Hours: 7:20 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
Early Release: Noon
Office Hours: 6:50 a.m.–2:50 p.m.

Estrella Vista STEM Academy for Engineering

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As an innovative school, Estrella Vista engineers use systematic processes, mathematical tools, and scientific knowledge to develop, model, analyze and improve solutions to problems. We focus on engineering by using Design-Thinking (DT). Our vision is for our students to collaborate, communicate, create, and think critically to solve real-world problems. Our staff incorporates engineering lessons like designing water filtration systems and planning buildings of the future. Partnerships with WEST-MEC, NAU, and ISM Raceway provide engagement in project-based learning and community partnerships. At Estrella Vista, we are committed to educating the whole child and providing experiences to support future college and career success.

Estrella Vista STEM Academy for Engineering
11905 W. Cocopah Circle North
Avondale, AZ 85323
Phone: (623) 478-6200
Fax: (623) 478-6220
Principal: Dr. Nicole Durazo
School Hours: 8:40 a.m.–3:40 p.m.
Early Release: 1:20 p.m.
Office Hours: 8:10 a.m.–4:10 p.m.

Fine Arts Academy

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Here in the Fine Arts Studio, we believe all children are capable of success—no exceptions! At Fine Arts Academy, we value learning about the Arts and through the Arts. Your child will have many opportunities to display their creativity through music by joining our world-class choir or band programs. Our academy also provides acting opportunities throughout the year with plays and musicals. For kids who enjoy physical movement, our dance and PE programs provide opportunities for creative movement. The arts don’t end there. As students engage in the arts in their classrooms as well. We partner with the West Valley Arts Council, Sounds Academy, and West Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC), to provide students with high-quality, career-oriented educational experiences in and through the Arts.

Fine Arts Academy
1700 S. 103rd Ave.
Tolleson, AZ 85353
Phone: (623) 478-6400
Fax: (623) 478-6420
Principal: Ms. Cathie Sylvester
School Hours: 8:40 a.m.–3:40 p.m.
Early Release: 1:20 p.m.
Office Hours: 8:10 a.m.–4:10 p.m.

LESD Online Academy

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For students experiencing success online, our LESD Online Academy offers a digital learning environment for students to learn at home. Online best practices will be evident in the program’s instructional strategies through a variety of means. The presence of the instructor in the classroom setting, as well as the availability of the instructor through online modalities such as Google Meets and Teams meetings, and email communication, will ensure instructors are fully engaged and committed to the success of online students. In our online academy, students receive live virtual instruction from a certified teacher so that there is a balance between direct instruction and independent learning, which requires a commitment from families. LESD Online’s blended model ensures the program reinforces the district’s mission to work in collaboration with families to enrich the life of the whole child.

LESD Online Academy
350 S. 118th Ave.
Avondale, AZ 85323
Phone: (623) 478-6600
Fax: (623) 478-5920
Administrator: Ms. Ann Catlin
School Hours: 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
*Additional Hours For Asynchronous Learning
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Littleton STEM Academy for Computer Science

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At Littleton STEM Academy, we strive to make data-driven decisions to empower a diverse, compassionate community. Your child will engage in project-based learning opportunities that focus on computer-based real-world challenges. Some of these are solved by collaborating with our community partners, including Verizon, West-MEC, Girls Who Code, TechSmart, and ASU, who we work with on a grant to incorporate coding in our computer science classes. We have STEM family nights that give students the opportunity to engage in computer coding activities and a maker space where all students have the chance to develop robotics skills. Come and join us at Littleton STEM, where you will be exposed to careers in computer programming, robotics, and coding. Go Firebirds!

Littleton STEM Academy for Computer Science
1252 S. Avondale Blvd.
Avondale, AZ 85323
Phone: (623) 478-5700
Fax: (623) 478-5720
Principal: Mr. Eric Atuahene
School Hours: 7:20 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
Early Release: Noon
Office Hours: 6:50 a.m.–2:50 p.m.

Quentin STEM Academy for Health Sciences

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At Quentin STEM Academy, our vision is to “empower students for future success” by infusing the health sciences into your child's educational experience. Our staff provides problem-based learning, which gives our students the opportunity to explore unique medical and health-based problems to develop solutions. Our health science course provides your child with a deeper understanding of the human body. Any of our students also have access to a STEM Lab and dissections at all grade levels. We are fortunate to have partnerships with educational and health science industry organizations like WESTMEC, the MET Professional Academy, the American Red Cross, and The University of Arizona’s MESA program. Quentin STEM Academy offers highly motivated students comprehensive preparation for future careers in the health, medical, and biological sciences.

Quentin STEM Academy for Health Sciences
11050 W. Whyman Ave.
Avondale, AZ 85323
Phone: (623) 478-6000
Fax: (623) 478-6020
Principal: Dr. Loni Fife
School Hours: 8:40 a.m.–3:40 p.m.
Early Release: 1:20 p.m.
Office Hours: 8:10 a.m.–4:10 p.m.

Tres Rios Service Academy

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At Tres Rios, we provide dynamic learning experiences designed to develop worldly thinkers with a passion to use their skills and intelligences to positively impact their communities. By engaging in many learning activities throughout the year, your child will discover many service career directions that may interest them in pursuing their career dreams. In order to provide a real-world connection to their learning and expand their understanding of service Tres Rios has developed partnerships with many local entities. A few of the organizations we partner with are the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Phoenix Fire Department, Arizona State University, Luke Air Force Base, and numerous other public service agencies. Our Pumas are empowered to lead, advocate, and serve.

Tres Rios Service Academy
5025 S. 103rd Ave.
Tolleson, AZ 85353
Phone: (623) 478-6300
Fax: (623) 478-6320
Principal: Ms. Amy Rendon
School Hours: 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Early Release: 12:40 p.m.
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Underdown Learning Center
1642 S. 107th Ave.
Avondale, AZ 85323
Phone: (623) 478-5880
Fax: (623) 478-5885
Administrator: Ms. Sue Chyzy
School Hours: TBD
Early Release: TBD
Office Hours: TBD