Welcome to DV's Academic Office

  • In support of Desert Vista's vision of Excellence Through Performance, we continually examine our curriculum, monitor student progress through the use of formative assessments, and strive to collaborate with one another to improve instruction to meet the differentiated needs of our students. Building relationships with our students and families is important to us here at Desert Vista. Throughout the year, we hold a variety of informational events for our families and community members.

    Advisory Period
    In support of student achievement, we have an Advisory Period for 30 minutes on Wednesdays. The purpose of this time is to provide students with a college and career readiness framework in pursuit of rigorous academic preparedness, student agency, and opportunity knowledge. We also provide a free Peer to Peer Tutoring program that students can access before and after school. More information about Peer Tutoring can here or is in the menu on the left.

    College and Career Ready
    You will find that Desert Vista provides a wide array of curricular opportunities on campus. Through educationally rich opportunities, our students become college and career ready. We offer a variety of academic options for all grade levels. These include Advanced Placement (AP) courses, honors courses, vocational courses (EVIT), and dual enrollment courses through the Maricopa County Community Colleges.  Located on the DV's School Counseling webpage.

    Attendance, Grades, and Other Updates
    Our attendance policies and code of conduct (in accordance with the policies of Tempe Union High School District) ensure a safe learning environment.

    Please take a moment each week to look at your student's grades online. You can access online grades from the school website. This valuable tool will assist you in tracking how your student is making progress.

    Finally, during important times of the year, you can reference this web page for grades & classroom information for updates. Should you ever have any questions or need assistance, feel free to contact the Desert Vista Academics Office.

DV Academics Contact

  • TJ Snyder, AP of Academics
    TJ Snyder
    Assistant Principal, Academics

    Sharon Alva
    Administrative Assistant, Academics
    480-706-7900 x70102

    Attendance Line:
    Ernie Montijo
    Dean of Students
    480-706-7900 x70199

    Joy Williams

    Attendance Student Data Specialist
    480-706-7900 Ext. 70108
    Patti Williamson
    Attendance Student Data Specialist
    480-706-7900 Ext. 70109
    Paula Colemere
    Academic Interventionist
    480-706-7900 Ext. 70110
    Sheila Thomas
    Records Specialist
    Pat Herrera
    Drop Out Prevention Coordinator
    480-706-7900 Ext. 70111
    Kim Horn