• Administrator’s MESSAGE

    EDGE @ Chief Hill Learning Academy 

    Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,

    I want to take this opportunity to share a little bit about our campus and what we have to offer.  Chief Hill Academy is one of Chandler Unified School District’s non-traditional program sites.  We are a small campus with two different programs and are able to provide more individualized attention to each students’ particular needs; our students come to us from different schools throughout the district.  Specifically, EDGE students are assigned to us via the IEP team and attend classes within our program and not the ‘credit recovery’ based program that is also offered on our site.   

    EDGE @ Hill is a specialized program (Expectations, Directions, and Guidance in Education) developed to help students work on deficit skills; we provide additional support to help them identify appropriate coping strategies and provide practice in applying these strategies within the educational setting. Through building relationships, structure and guidance, our focus is to help students achieve their behavioral and academic goals on the road to graduation and becoming a productive citizen.  The majority of our students are on a path to return to their home school better able to cope with the demands of a traditional campus and to advocate for their needs.  

    Our mission at EDGE is to provide a safe, structured and positive learning environment so each student can grow and learn more acceptable ways of  dealing with school demands and overall expectations faced by young people today.   

    We provide academic instruction along with strategies and techniques to develop positive methods of dealing with emotional dysregulation and ongoing social skills instruction with the purpose of helping students make quality decisions in their daily lives.  We focus on behavior support which emphasizes positive social interactions, and proactive decision-making.

    At EDGE, we believe in a team approach.  We look forward to working with you and  your student!


    Renee Blackford

    EDGE @ Hill Learning Academy