PILOTS was developed with the intention of Preparing Individuals for Leadership Opportunities To Succeed. This is a program unique to our sixth graders. Each year we work to provide opportunities for the students to grow academically, socially, and emotionally. We instruct and coach sixth graders to step into leadership roles on our campus.
Our ultimate goal is to help your child prepare for the years that lie ahead. We begin the year by conducting two surveys with the students. According to interests identified within the survey, students are placed in committees. These committees are Community Outreach, Peer Coaching, and School-Wide Assistance Team (S.W.A.T.). Working with teachers and parents, the committees action-plan to develop ideas for their involvement at Sonoran Sky. Each committee develops methods and activities to share with all grade levels.
With the help of the staff, the sixth grade team fosters higher levels of accountability, an appreciation for good character, and an invested interest in giving back to the community throughout the year.
Red, blue and yellow are the chosen colors to represent the PILOTS program. Red represents courage/bravery. Blue represents honor/integrity. Yellow represents friendship. The PILOTS t-shirt is a visual representation of our program and its members. By wearing the PILOTS t-shirt each Wednesday, we show the school community who we are as we enter classrooms and assist throughout the building. Many of the Sonoran Sky staff show their support by wearing a PILOTS t-shirt.
Some unique opportunities, also pictured below include:
*state-winning eCybermission team, Aqua Savers
*ziplining, an individual challenge offered at our PILOTS leadership training retreat
*wind turbine activity at Lake Pleasant, one of day-trips
To learn more about our program, please visit our PILOTS webpage.