Young Public School is committed to our students’ academic achievement. Our curriculum addresses the academic, social, and emotional needs of the whole child so that our students graduate well-prepared for success beyond high school.


We believe the educational experiences children have in their early years lays the groundwork for academic success throughout school. That’s why we offer fun, quality, age-appropriate experiences for three to five-year-olds in our community. Our preschool program also provides early childhood developmental screenings, interventions, and services for those in need of early intervention. 

Our staff guides children’s natural curiosity through play-based learning experiences that foster each child’s social, emotional, physical, and academic growth. Using Teaching Strategies’ Creative Curriculum, Hatch Ignite, and the Empower program, our students gain a foundation of science inquiry, problem solving, and early literacy. 

If you are interested in enrolling your child in our program or have questions about what your child might experience at YPS’s Developmental Preschool, please review our Preschool Parent Handbook or contact Katie Clemmer.


Our elementary program focuses on laying a strong foundation in reading and math that will carry our students through the upper grades. We encourage our students to think creatively, develop personal responsibility, and learn to communicate effectively. 

At Young, your child will interact with curriculum pieces from:

If you ever have questions about what your child is learning or would like to view our curriculum, please contact our front office.

Jr./Sr. High

Building upon the core academic foundations laid in elementary school, our junior and senior high students work towards college and career readiness as laid out in Arizona’s academic standards.

Dual Credit Courses

High school juniors and seniors who earn 85% or higher in all enrolled courses may request dual credit options from our local community colleges. All courses must be pre-approved to count toward graduation requirements and qualify for reimbursement. For more information, please contact our front office.

Graduation Requirements

YPS graduates meet Arizona’s College and Career Ready standards by successfully completing the following 22 course credits prior to graduation.

    • English, 4 credits
    • Math, 4 credits
      • must include Algebra 1 and 2
      • must include Geometry
    • Science, 3 credits
      • must include one lab course
    • Social Studies, 3 credits
      • must include one credit of American History 
      • must include a ½ credit each of Government, Economics, World History, and Geography
    • The Arts, 1 credit
      • may include a fine or technical art
      • may include a career/vocational education course
    • Electives, 7 credits
    • Passing score on an Arizona approved Civics test.

    College Entrance Exams

    Standardized testing can strike fear into the most intelligent and confident of students. However, with preparation and knowledge of what to expect, students can conquer this hurdle. We proudly offer SAT testing on site for students interested in going to college. Learn more on these sites: