Desert Rose Academy

Desert Rose Academy

Welcome Letter from the Principals:

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thursday 7:00am – 8:00pm
Friday – 8:00am - 4:30pm


326 W. Ft. Lowell Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85705

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Desert Rose Academy provides public high school education to a diverse community. We offer learning opportunities in a safe environment to ALL young people. Our mission is to

  • train fundamental skills to graduate high school and prepare for continuing education or the workforce,
  • expand how to think about thinking, and
  • create life options.

Our goal here at Desert Rose Academy is for students, their families, and staff to join as partners to

  • educate students for present and future achievement,
  • contribute to the community, and
  • compete in a constantly changing global economy.

Desert Rose provides a safe and orderly place to learn. Our small school environment is attractive.  Students realize the importance of learning and take responsibility for high quality personal and educational standards.  We all have a sense of self-worth and belonging. Students, their families, and Desert Rose staff join as partners to educate and empower students. Students at Desert Rose Academy work at their own pace and receive one-on-one instruction.

Desert Rose offers a variety of options for earning credit through technology-based course work, small group classes, credit recovery and course proposals.

We look forward to meeting and working with you! Please feel free to call or stop by.

Desert Rose Academy Principal:  Richard Connet

Richard Connet

Mr. Connet is from Tucson - graduating from Palo Verde High School before joining the Unites States Army, where he worked as a military police officer. Mr. Connet earned a Bachelor in Social Psychology from Park University and a Master of Arts in Education at Chapman University. Outside of school, Mr. Connet loves to work in the yard and on his car. Mr. Connet is looking forward to a great year at Desert Rose Academy.

Desert Rose Academy Assistant Principal:  Rick Ellis

Rick Ellis
Assistant Principal

Mr. Ellis comes to the Rose Academies with over twenty years in public education. He has been a teacher, student council adviser, and associate principal, as well as a varsity coach for golf, men’s and women’s volleyball, and women’s soccer. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon. In addition, Mr. Ellis has a Master in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. He is excited to be joining Desert Rose Academy and looks forward to sharing his experiences with the students.

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