Student Life

When students arrive at Sycamore Canyon Academy, they become a part of a cohesive, supportive community of peers and qualified staff.

Sycamore Canyon Academy embraces a wide spectrum of students with targeted needs, so every student feels like they belong, and that they can succeed. We offer a normalized environment where students walk freely between classrooms and adhere to school rituals and traditions.  A wide array of student extracurricular and on-campus activities invite students to foster talents, hobbies and passions.

Sycamore Canyon students have pride in their school and their campus, and through our unique program design, learn the importance of values, goals and community.


Treatment services will be provided within a strengths-based, cognitive-behavioral and trauma-responsive environment guided by evidence-based principles and qualified clinical staff.

These staff deliver evidence-based treatment groups that include Aggression Replacement Training (ART), Thinking for a Change (T4C), Seeking Safety, UC Substance Abuse and others. Sycamore Canyon Academy's clinical services offer a selection of evidence-based individual and group therapies which are provided as prescribed in a student’s individualized treatment plan.

Accredited Education & Vocational Programming

Sycamore Canyon Academy inspires learning, growth and positive change. With an on-site school accredited by Cognia that is supported by the Arizona Department of Education, SCA provides a normalized, junior high and high school experience for our students. Our curriculum meets the Arizona Department of Education standards, and provides opportunities for students from every educational background.

With a year-round program and open enrollment, we offer a wide range of services including basic skills remediation, GED preparation, full high school diploma, and special education services, as well as vocational courses in First Aid/CPR, Facility Maintenance, OSHA, Culinary Arts and Welding. Students attend classes six hours per day on-site, in modern school facilities furnished with up-to-date learning aids and technology.

Reading, writing and mathematics are vital components of education, but Sycamore Canyon Academy emphasizes an additional 4 R’s: relationships, rigor, relevance and rituals. In our Instructional Framework™, Administrators, teachers and students work collaboratively to achieve academic goals.

Enrichment Opportunities Beyond the Classroom

Extracurricular activities are an essential component of Sycamore Canyon’s Integrated Care Model program. Studies have found that participation in certain extracurricular pursuits significantly increases a student’s likelihood of academic success. SCA students have the opportunity to participate in sanctioned sports, intramurals and campus clubs. These activities help students develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills that can be applied to other areas of their lives.