SHARP School is a day school alternative program for students with Emotional Disabilities (ED), Mild or Moderate intellectual Disabilities (MIID, MOID) or Autism.
SHARP School is a highly structured, self-contained campus serving Special Education students who have been referred to the program from a comprehensive school in the Mesa Public School District due to significant behavior problems.
In addition, the SHARP campus provides programs to address the needs of students returning to a public school setting from a Residential Treatment Center (RTC) or from prolonged hospitalization. This program is a more restrictive placement for Special Education students designed to facilitate changes in behaviors and family dynamics necessary for a successful transition back to a comprehensive campus.
- SHARP School utilizes an individualized 24 hour day plan for meeting each student's educational needs.
- SHARP School also houses the Transition Campus, consisting of the Vocational Exploration Program (VEP), the Sheltered Employment Training Program (SET), and the Home Education Learning Program (HELP). These classes are designed to provide vocational training and experience to Special Education students engaged in functional programming from the six comprehensive high school campuses in Mesa Schools.