Desert Choice Schools is a certified K -12 Private Day School approved by the Arizona Department of Education to provide Special Education Services for the following disability categories: Autism (A), Emotional Disability (ED), Mild Intellectual Disability (MIID), Moderate Intellectual Disability (MOID), Other Health Impaired (OHI), Specific Learning Disability (SLD), and Speech-Language Impairment (SLI). Desert Choice Schools (DCS) is an organization that is made up of Special Education Professionals dedicated to working with students with social/emotional and behavioral needs. However, our vast experience and expertise enables us to program for and meet the needs for an array of students with unique challenges. Our Mission Desert Choice Schools aspires to enhance the lives of students not only at school, but also in their home and community. At DCS, we foster a lifelong love of learning, responsible decision-making, and the development of caring, contributing members of our multi-cultural society. Desert Choice Schools utilizes a highly-structured, school-wide Positive Behavioral Supports program that teaches students Academic, Social/Emotional Problem-Solving and Strategies. All DCS teachers and support personnel are trained in a unique methodology that assists students with maintaining Positive Choice-Making.