ALA Announcements


Salt River Schools is applying for two Title VI Indian Education grants.  One grant is for Salt River Elementary School and one grant is for the charter schools, Salt River High School and the Salt River Accelerated Learning Academy.  These grants assist in providing culture and language programs for our students.  Please come and provide input to the grant application for your students.

  • WHEN:  Thursday, June 1
  • TIME: 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
  • WHERE: Education Administration, 4815 N. Center St., Back Conference Room
  • WHO:  Parents of children attending Salt River Schools

For more information contact Chris McIntier (480) 362-2522






Summer School Dates: June 5th through 29th Monday through Thursday except for week of June 12th (14th is Salt River Day)

  • Session 1: 8am-12pm
  • Session 2: 1-5pm

Students may attend one or both sessions.

Submit the ALA Summer School Application and required documents to Derrick White at the ALA located at the Education South Campus behind the old Elementary School on the northwest corner of Longmore and McDowell Rd.

Parents or Students can call Derrick White at 480-362-2134 for more information.

Spaces are limited and applications will be taken as first come first served.


ALA Summer School is available to any student 10th through 12th grade needing to retake core classes.

Students attending Mesa Public Schools who are under 18 years old should contact the JOM program first at 480-362-2534 before enrolling.

Students should contact their school counselor and obtain an “Outside District Coursework Approval Form”  prior to enrolling in the ALA Summer School program.








VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Salt River Schools is partnering with Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale to bring our students the BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING event, which provides school clothing for the new year. We are seeking volunteer chaperones for our BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING event. You will be matched with a student to help him/her shop for back to school clothing at Desert Ridge Kohl’s with $100 that has been generously donated by sponsors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale.  

WHEN: Friday, July 28, 2017
TIME: 7:30-9:30am
WHERE: Desert Ridge Marketplace

For more information about becoming a volunteer chaperone, call Tamara Littlesalt @ 480-344-5529 or Barbara Stricker @ 480-344-5686.




GED Subject Area Passing Scores Lowered to 145, Is Retroactive

Effective immediately, the passing score for each GED subject area is now 145 instead of 150, in most states. This means if a student achieves a score of 145 or higher, they have passed that subject area. The updated score levels will be reflected in a tester's score report located at the GED Testing Service by March 1, 2016, but until then testers should know that if they score 145 or higher, they have passed and there is no need to re-take that test subject.

Additionally, on March 1, any test taken since January 1, 2014 with a score between 145 -149 will be automatically updated to show that a student passed. Students who have credentialed as a result of this change will receive their credential soon after March 1.
Please visit the GED Testing Service for more information.




General Information about ALA:

  • ALA students typically are 17 to 22 years old and have a school completion deficit of typically about one year and half year
    • However, with guidance and assistance students show determination to obtain their high school diploma and move forward in their education.
  • Students choose to attend the ALA from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. or 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
    • However, the ALA is open until 7 p.m. for students who want to spend extra time completing courses.
  • The ALA accepts students throughout the year, although sometimes students are placed on a waiting list due to capacity constraints.
    • Interested students should turn in applications as soon as possible to minimize their wait time.