Grades: 7-12th

Reserve your spot here at TLI and prepare for a fun-filled year.


Interested in volunteering? Speak with our receptionist to explore ways you can get involved.

New Year, Important Dates

Family Orientation Days July 26th - August 6th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

First Day of School - August 9th 8:00 am

Labor Day (School and Office Closed) - September 6th

Sandra Day O'Conner Day - September 25th - School in session

Dear Families of The Learning Institute,

Earlier today, Governor Ducey announced that the Emergency Measure requiring mask use in K-12 schools has been rescinded.

School leaders and administrators can choose to implement mask mandates on their campuses but are not required to do so.

Furthermore, The Learning Institute and its faculty will not enforce face masks on campus.

More information can be found here. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the front office at (602) 241-7876.

Superintendent, Nate Palma

Safe to Return to in-Person Plan

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Returning to school Notice

"Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians,

The Learning Institute and its staff would like to welcome you to the 2021/2022 school year. We are excited to have all students back on campus full-time, for in-person instruction, starting August 09, 2021. The past year and a half have been tough times for all and we appreciate all your patience and understanding as we navigated through difficult circumstances. We look forward to all the new changes for the coming year and hope you all enjoy them.

We'd like to welcome all returning and first-year students to join us during family orientation days to tour the campus and meet new and returning staff. During this time you'll receive a copy of your class schedule, student login information, supplies list, and student IDs. To schedule a visit or for more information, please contact the front office at (602) 241-7876.

Principal, Julie Palma"

Notice of Postings

Average Teacher Salary 2022: VIEW

Average Teacher Salary 2021: VIEW

FY 22 Budget Summary: VIEW

FY 21 Budget Summary: VIEW

FY 22 Board Meeting Notice & Agenda: VIEW

FY 22 Revised Budget Meeting Notice & Agenda (Emergency Meeting): VIEW

FY 22 Adopted Budget Meeting Notice & Agenda: VIEW

FY 21 Adopted Budget Meeting Notice & Agenda: VIEW

FY 20 AFR Board Meeting Notice & Agenda: View / Download

Board Meeting Notice and Agenda 050222: VIEW

Board Meeting Notice and Agenda 042922: VIEW

Board Meeting Notice and Agenda 030422: VIEW

Board Meeting Notice and Agenda 012422: VIEW

Board Meeting Notice and Agenda 100421: VIEW

Board Meeting Notice and Agenda 92321: VIEW

Board Meeting Notice and Agenda 92121: VIEW

Board Meeting Notice and Agenda 81120: View / Download

Board Meeting Notice, Agenda, and Minutes (Child Find): View

Proposed Meeting Budge Notice & Agenda: View / Download

Performance Link: Click Here

A Letter to our Parents Regarding Reopening: View / Download

Distance Learning Plan 20/21: View / Download

Mitigation Plan: View / Download

Face Mask Policy: View / Download

Child Find Referral Policy & Procedures: View / Download

Parental Rights Handbook: View

Child Find Policies & Procedures: View

Covid - 19

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Resources for families during COVID-19

Learn a little about us

The Phoenix School of Academic Excellence (PSAE), The Learning Institute (TLI), is a charter school located in central Phoenix, Arizona serving grades 7th through 12th.

Since opening in 1998, it has been and still is designated as an alternative school by the Arizona Department of Education. To make available the best individualized learning for your child, PSAE provides a variety of instructional resources through direct instruction and web-based learning.

Our student's benefit from the differentiated coursework we provide for all students. PSAE recognizes the unique needs and different levels of each student. If you would like to learn more about PSAE: The Learning Institute, please read our Vision and Mission Statement.

Interested in Enrolling?!

In need of credits or want to work ahead? PSAE: The Learning Institute is now enrolling for the New School Year. Come enroll today, space is limited!

Please stop by the front office to enroll your student today.

Currently Enrolling:

Grades 7th - 12th