Champion Schools San Tan Valley

Champion Schools San Tan Valley
1846 E. Bella Vista Rd.
San Tan Valley, AZ 85143
(480) 765-2223 480-498-8197


The Link between Athletics and Academics

For any child to achieve their highest potential, you need to address both a child’s
mind and body. The ability for academic learning and higher level cognitive skills
is directly related to a child’s core strength and sensory motor skills development.
We believe for students to achieve their highest cognitive potential, their core
strength and sensory motor foundations must be strong and fully developed.
Here’s how we do it using programs designed by Occupational Therapists and
Professional Athletic Trainers:

  • Champion Schools provides 140 minutes per week of CORE strengthening exercises, bilateral coordination, balance, upper-limb coordination, running speed and agility to ALL students.

120 minutes per week of multiple After School K-3 and Junior Varsity Sports
Activities: Soccer, Kickball, Cheerleading, Basketball and Flag Football. All
students qualify to play.

480 minutes per week of Varsity Competitive Sports: Flag Football, Basketball,
Soccer, Baseball and Cheerleading. Students must qualify to play.

15 minutes per day of specific in-class exercises designed by an Occupational
Therapist to promote fine motor skills development in the classroom

For grades Kindergarten, First and Second, our focus is strengthening fine motor
development including visual skills necessary for academic success.

Third through Eighth graders are provided unique opportunities to challenge
their multi-sensory motor systems and promote advanced motor skills and brain
connections for higher learning.

Currently we are gathering data using multiple assessments including
FitnessGram, Presidential Youth Fitness Program and correlating these scores to
Galileo Academic Assessment Results. We are using this data in a longitudinal
study to map our results.

We would like to participate in university level research that would give us more
information and guidance in developing our program to maximize the benefits of
motor skills development in supporting academic performance.

Champion Schools hires trainers with degrees in PE and Kinesiology, specifically
trained by Athletes Performance (

Student: Trainer ratio is 30:1 for workouts, 15:1 for multiple sports activities and
competitive sports.

Athletics Programs

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Important Announcement: Superintendent COVID-19 Update (05/05/2020)

Champion Schools

Letter from the Superintendent 

May 5, 2020

Dear Champion Families,

I hope this letter finds you and ALL of your loved ones safe and well. We are all happy to hear that Governor Doug Ducey has announced the gradual re-opening of Arizona. In order for our economy to re-open, it is essential to open schools.  Superintendent Kathy Hoffman  is very optimistic that Arizona Schools will be opening for the upcoming School Year 2021. 

Report Cards and Awards are being prepared for distribution via Pick UP and US Mail. We are very proud of all of our Students (and Parents) as we transitioned to Online/ At-Home Learning.

Meal Program will continue throughout the Summer, with FREE Breakfast and Lunch being available for Pick Up, Monday-Friday 8:00-9:30am.   

We HOPE to have a FREE Summer Camp Program June 8-11, 15-18 and 22-25, 

Monday-Thursday 8am-noon. This is dependent on the advice of the Governor and the results of the pending reopening. You may contact the school to reserve a space in the Summer Program. We will keep you posted. 

We plan to open for School Year 2021, with the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL on July 27th. (unless closures continue)  What will school ‘look like’ after this COVID19 pandemic? Here are some important things to consider as you prepare for your children to return to school.

  1. Students should be prepared to Social Distance at School This means that children will not be sitting right next to each other, keeping space between each other in line, during lunch and recess. Playground equipment will not be used until we are sure that there is no risk.
  2. Students  should be up-to-date on their IMMUNIZATIONS.  The following link describes how providers can maintain Childhood Immunizations During COVID-19 Pandemic For more information on where to go for Immunizations: The Roosevelt Immunization Clinic has been and will continue to operate as a WALK-IN  clinic while following social distancing and cleaning measures.
  3. Talk to your children about COVID19 Here is some helpful guidance from the CDC.
  4. Students should bring a small personal bottle of sanitizer to school, and will be allowed to use it anytime. We also have sanitizer “magic soap” available in classrooms.
  5. Check for signs of illness if a student has a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, call your healthcare provider and keep your child at home and away from others as much as possible 

Here are some additional Resources provided by Maricopa County Public Health

  1. For up-to-date COVID-19 information in Maricopa County, resources and guides to assist you in communicating with your families/community visit
  2.  Call 2-1-1 for general information on COVID-19. They also have information and resources on their website
  3.  Poison Center 844-542-8201 Health care providers, individuals with COVID-19 symptoms, and individuals who believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19 only are advised to contact the Poison Center. This will enable the calls to be answered as efficiently as possible.
  4. The Disaster Distress Helpline offers counseling services via telephone and in multiple languages
  5. Enter your zip code to find a food bank near you
  6. Find free and almost free services in Maricopa County

 Best Wishes  and Take Care, 

Ms. Sawyer MA