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

Collier Business Academy logoCollier 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: 8:25 a.m.–3:25 p.m.
Early Release: 1:05 p.m.
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Country Place Leadership Academy

Country Place Leadership Academy logoWe 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: 7:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Early Release: 12:10 p.m.
Office Hours: 7:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Estrella Vista STEM Academy for Engineering

Estrella Vista STEM Academy logoAs 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: Ms. Samantha Armstrong
School Hours: 8:25 a.m.–3:25 p.m.
Early Release: 1:05 p.m.
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Fine Arts Academy

Fine Arts Academy logoAt Fine Arts Academy, we are passionate about our students and our mission to “provide rigorous learning experiences that engage, empower and inspire all and each student to reach their highest potential and express their unique talents.” Our students explore their passions while engaging in academic and artistic expression to maximize their potential to become lifelong learners. Your child will have many opportunities to display their creativity through music, dance, theater, art, and sculpture, as well as creative physical education experiences. We partner with numerous organizations 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
Attendance Line: 623-478-6401
Fax: 623-478-6420
Principal: Dr. Robert Manahan
School Hours: 8:25 a.m.–3:25 p.m.
Early Release: 1:05 p.m.
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

 

Lakin Prep Academy

Lakin Prep Academy logoIntroducing the Lakin Prep Academy opening July 2023. This academy offers an accelerated and individualized program with a focus on rigorous inquiry-based learning. This program fosters critical thinking and a healthy appetite for learning and excellence through comprehensive core and enrichment programs. At Lakin Prep, we engage and motivate students as knowledgeable, reflective, and caring individuals who embrace inter-cultural awareness. This campus will include a focus on holistic approaches, international-mindedness, diversity, and global themes. Lakin Prep Academy is geared towards students that are prepared to be challenged for higher ed.

Lakin Prep Academy
12050 W Broadway Rd.
Avondale, AZ 85323
Phone: 623-478-6500
Principal: Dr. Nicole Durazo
School Hours: 7:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Early Release: 12:10 p.m.
Office Hours: 7:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

LESD Online Academy

LESD Online Academy logoFor 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: 7:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
*Additional Hours For Asynchronous Learning
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Littleton STEM Academy for Computer Science

Littleton STEM Academy logoAt 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: 7:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Early Release: 12:10 p.m.
Office Hours: 7:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Quentin STEM Academy for Health Sciences

Quentin STEM Academy for Health Sciences logoAt 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: Mrs. Kari Chicas
School Hours: 8:25 a.m.–3:25 p.m.
Early Release: 1:05 p.m.
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Tres Rios Service Academy

Tres Rios Service Academy logoAt 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: 7:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Early Release: 12:10 p.m.
Office Hours: 7:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

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