LFPA Alta Mesa Campus

480-807-1100   5761 E. Brown Rd., Mesa AZ 85205

Accredited by: AdvancEd/NCA

Learning Foundation and Performing Arts Vision is to be 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 standards 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. LFPA strives to continually improve in all areas, including but not limited to the following existing programs and practices.

  • 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, film, theater, dance, and musical instruments.
  • Physical education and athletics programs such as basketball, ultimate Frisbee and soccer.
  • 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.

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.