President’s Message


Desert Heights Charter Schools has some core values that we all share. At Desert Heights, we have:

-High expectations for student success.
-Diversity in our schools and community.
-Positive relationships with all stakeholders.
-Safe and respectful educational communities.

In order to sustain these core values, our community must work together to create the optimum conditions for our student’s success. Collaboration, communication and a common purpose will be absolutely essential to maintaining the high standards we have all come to expect from Desert Heights Schools. An old African Proverb states that “It takes a whole village to raise a child.” As we strive to reiterate our expectations for Academic Excellence, Integrity of Character and Social Awareness, as we strive to encourage our elementary aged students to be great HOWLERS, as we strive to lay the foundation for college, career and life readiness, we will need your help and continued support. Our Desert Heights community will be our village!

We are excited to uphold these values and we welcome your support in doing so as well. Our staff, our students, our families and the consistent leadership of our Governing Board will continue working together to fulfill our responsibility in educating our students.

As always, it is a GREAT day to be a COYOTE!

Honored to be your President,

Mark A. Jiles, MA.Ed.
President of Desert Heights Charter Schools