Desiderata Program

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Desiderata Program
2920 North 34th Drive
Phoenix, Arizona 85017
Coordinates 33°28′54″N 112°07′57″W / 33.481612°N 112.132559°W / 33.481612; -112.132559Coordinates: 33°28′54″N 112°07′57″W / 33.481612°N 112.132559°W / 33.481612; -112.132559
Type Public secondary school
Established 1977
Faculty Approx. 31
Grades 9-12
Enrollment Approx. 21
Color(s)          Purple and Gray
Mascot Shark
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Desiderata Program is part of the Phoenix Union High School District. The campus is located at 2920 North 34th Drive, in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. Desiderata's enrollment is 105 students. Desiderata serves the needs of students with severe behavior problems & emotional disabilities. The goal of the program is to provide a highly structured academic and behavioral environment to facilitate students' transition back to a comprehensive campus with the supports in place.[1]


  • Desiderata opened a new 30,000-square-foot (2,800 m2) facility in August 2006.
  • The school name comes from a Max Ehrmann poem.


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