Accelerated Learning Laboratory (ALL) occupies eight structures totaling 64,000 sq. ft. on 21.5 picturesque acres in the Tucson Mountain Foothills. ALL’s conveniently located campus is ideal for a school, away from the noxious fumes of traffic, congestion, and noise; nestled in a secure, low density residential neighborhood.
ALL’s campus and School facilities are divided into three major centers.
• The Early Childhood Center houses Preschool, and Kindergarten. It has its own fenced playground with age appropriate playground equipment and a covered lunch area. A large portion of the playground is protected from the sun. Each classroom includes its own private lavatory. The general purpose conference room, in this facility,contains a large inventory of children’s books.
• The Elementary School complex serves grades one through five. Each classroom opens to a paved central court,as do the Elementary Computer Lab, Elementary Science Laboratory, Elementary Library, and Elementary Confucius Classroom. All Elementary classrooms are equipped with multimedia capability. The Elementary School’s dedicated playground is enormous with three tiered levels. It contains more than 20 imaginative, freestanding play structures and has an expanse of open play areas, along with ample, shaded play spaces.
• The third major center comprises the Secondary School complex. The Secondary School serves grades sixth through twelfth and occupies three buildings. Included is a multimedia instructional facility, a Reading and Study Library, Science Laboratory, fabrication workshop, and Confucius Classroom. One building is entirely devoted to a large computer lab. Lecture and general purpose Classrooms are equipped with multimedia capability.
On campus are three playgrounds, a basketball court; two swimming pools (including a competition size pool); changing rooms; a large social events patio with barbeque grill and equipment; a small indoor dining and food preparation space with a sink and built-in microwave; tennis tables; two baseball fields; large soccer field (also used for “Ultimate Flying Disk” matches); many covered areas; two computer labs, a free weight training studio, an Advance Placement / SAT Preparation Lounge; a “Visiting Scholars” bungalow; two science laboratories, a free standing “arts” studio; a small orchard; a fenced and drip irrigated student garden with raised planting beds;a bonfire pit; over four hundred trees;a plethora of lush desert flora; and the Student Council’s “Rat Shack Snack” shop along with their “Under the Stars Drive-in Movie Theater.
Public art in the form of Sculptures, executed by faculty and/or students, can be viewed in locations throughout the campus along with distinctive architectural details. Various types of native fauna can be observed (deer, javelina, bobcats, barn owls, Elf Owls, horned lizards etc.) as well as the occasional escaped Asian wild cat. The wildlife appear to live in harmony with ALL’s (more than less) civilized students. A “fitness track” is in the planning phase orchestrated by parents and students. Elementary and Secondary School students are provided with personal lockers however they must provide their own locks.