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Learning Foundation and Performing Arts Alta Mesa

K through 8th Grade

5761 E. Brown Road, Mesa, AZ
480-807-1100
School Hours: 8:30 – 3:35

Early Release: 8:30 – 1:05

Welcome to LFPA Alta Mesa.

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As the director of Alta Mesa I am thrilled to be working within a school environment that really has the feel of “community.” I feel privileged to lead such a dynamic community where family members are visible, as well as having teachers and staff that cultivate an environment where students believe in themselves and it shows through their actions.  As we progress through the school year, your input, feedback, and support will be critical to my leadership, the teaching and learning environment, and most importantly the success of your child in school.

At Alta Mesa we are always aiming to improve academic outcomes and constantly encourage our students to work to potential. In order for us to see the best results we need the help and support of our families. Below is a list of things you can do to help make sure your child comes to school prepared to do his/her best every single day:

  • Send your child to school every day on time.

  • Make sure your child gets eight hours sleep each night.

  • Establish a routine for studying. Give your child a quiet corner to read and regular time to do homework.

  • Keep in touch with your child’s teacher via e-mail, telephone, notes, or letters

  • Attend school-wide events, classroom events, and conferences

Learning Foundation and Performing Arts vision is to become a leader in education by inspiring learners to own their future.

The mission of LFPA is to provide a rigorous academic and performing arts environment that sets high expectations and motivates students to be successful.

We value all students as unique individuals who have the capacity to learn and succeed. We believe in an honest and respectful approach that develops students’ positive self-image and integrity.

All students have access to core subject teachers and paraprofessionals that are highly qualified and meet NCLB/ESEA requirements and the Arizona Department of Education plan for highly qualified teachers.

We approach academic instruction through a model known as direct instruction combined with a strategy known as project-based learning. We believe this combination will ensure the instructional strength required to help us reach our vision.

Our academic curriculum is research based and fully mapped to align with articulated state standards. In addition to content area academics, performing and fine arts are automatically a part of the student’s school day. Fine arts teachers use the National Standards for Arts Education. Our teachers reinforce the connections between literature, literacy and literary when teaching fine arts courses.

We see fine arts as an honest and respectful approach that develops students’ positive self-image and integrity. Studies indicate that students who have arts integrated in their classroom curriculum out-perform students who didn’t have an arts-integrated curriculum. Student test scores in all grade levels prove this to be the case at LFPA. We’ve also observed that students who work together in performing arts programs develop a more unified attitude with each other

Teachers and staff regularly communicate student progress and education strategies with parents through telephone calls, progress reports, parent conferences, newsletters and Internet connections. LFPA has a parent volunteer program that encourages parents to volunteer in classrooms, at field trips, fine arts performances and any area where extra help and support is beneficial. All stakeholders are invited to join and/or participate in meetings, support extra curricular activities and attend all performing arts and athletic events.

I invite you to visit our school, take a tour and allow us to provide your child with the best in education.

Best Regards

Nikki Triggs-Valle
Principal

LFPA is an NCA Accredited, Character Counts School for K-8th Grades

LFPA Values . . .

  • all students as unique individuals who have the capacity to learn and succeed
  • a faculty and staff as integral elements to student success
  • a diverse community and a respect for differences in culture, intellect, gender, age, and physical ability
  • accountability among students and staff
  • performing arts and extracurricular activities as experiences that prepare students for life in the real world
  • an honest and respectful approach that develops students’ positive self-image and integrity
  • a small, safe, and nurturing environment for the LFPA community

 Please browse through our web site to find out more about our schools.  We encourage you to contact us at the district or any of our schools with any questions or to tour a school.

Below are just a few of the concepts that ensure the success of our students.

  • Using best practices with student-centered, personalized learning and innovative instructional techniques.

  • A data driven student intervention program.

  • A program of consistent supplemental tutoring.

  • An integrated, student-centered, rich and challenging curriculum.

  • Well-rounded programs in art, theater, dance, and musical instruments.

  • Physical education and athletics programs .

  • Opportunities for families to be an integral part of their student’s educational experience.

  • A caring and nurturing environment in which students and staff work in partnership to develop skills for lifelong learning.