Alternative Education

  • Working in conjunction with our district and other entities, Mountain Pointe offers a fair number of alternative programs off our campus, allowing students additional flexibility in course selections and credit-earning possibilities. Students behind in credits, looking to get ahead, or just hoping to engage in programs not offered at Mountain Pointe will find broader options by investigating our alternative programs.

    Summer School

    Our district's traditional summer school program allows students to take a course or remediate classes in which they were not successful the first time. Typically, Summer School is held at one of our seven district high schools for four hours each morning, Monday through Friday. Two 3-week sessions are offered, each equating to a semester of work in a course during the regular school year. Since it is an optional program, fees apply. Registration takes place each March in the School Counseling Office. Learn more by clicking the the icon. 

    Evening School

    For students who have fallen behind in credits, Evening School is a nice option to pursue in order to remediate classes, accelerate the earning of required credits, and remain on track for graduation. Classes are held at Compadre High School (Guadalupe and Kyrene), one night per week. Many courses are self-paced, so those students who really apply themselves have the opportunity to earn needed credits in an efficient manner. As an optional program, registration and course fees apply. Visit your counselor for more information.

    Saturday School

    Similarly, students may make up courses and accelerate the earning of credits required for high school graduation by attending Saturday School. Classes of about four hours are offered each Saturday morning or afternoon at Marcos de Niza High School (Guadalupe and Lakeshore). Fees apply. See your counselor with questions or to register.

    Online Learning

    Mesa Distance Learning Program (MDLP).TUOL is Tempe Union's distance learning program. MDLP students are not in a physical classroom, rather they attend school using the internet. This requires that the student be motivated, computer-savvy, and self-reliant. Online classes are NOT a good match for students who put off work and forget to log in. In an MDLP course, students study, submit coursework, and communicate online.  Click on the icon to learn more and visit your counselor to register.