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  • Kids Club Summer Camp 2014
     
    Registration is now open for our Community Education Kids Club Summer Camp. Camp will be held 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 2 through July 25 at Chaparral School, 3380 E. Frye Road, Gilbert.
     
    Students in Kindergarten through entering sixth grade can enjoy field trips, swimming, movies and fun at Kids Club Summer Camp. Campers can attend one day or all summer. Advance registration required. For more details, please see husd.org/summerprograms.


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  • New HTA Principal announced for 2014/15
    With approval from the Higley District governing board, current HTA Assistant Principal Mrs. Caryn Bacon will become principal of HTA on July 1. Ms. Bacon marked 20 years in education this year and has worked in the Higley District as an assistant principal for the last three years.

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  • Kindergarten Registration

    We enjoyed meeting all our future Higley students during Kindergarten Round-Up. Class begins Aug. 4, 2014. If you were unable to join us, you can still register at our school. Please be sure to bring the following documents:

    • Child’s Birth Certificate
    • Child’s Immunization Record
    • Proof of Residency (contract on your house, rental or lease agreement, electric bill, etc.)
    • Driver’s License
     
    Click here for more information.

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  • Informational campus tours planned for prospective families

    The Higley Traditional Academy, 3391 E. Vest Ave., Gilbert, is an "A" rated school that offers a back-to-basics education for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. The Academy offers campus tours 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
     
    What makes us different? Saxon math shapes a solid foundation of basic math skills and then builds upon them. The program gives opportunities to practice the skills the students are currently learning and spirals back to skills previously learned. Through written practice, math manipulatives, and homework students are given multiple opportunities to ensure their success. Saxon is taught one grade level higher. Spalding teaches students to read, write and spell through a complete K-6 Language Arts program.
     
    At HTA, students dress for success with uniforms, and can choose from a selection colors. We are accepting enrollment for the 2014/15 school year in all grades. For more information, or to sign up for a tour, call (480) 279-6800.
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  • Free immunizations available

    Chaparral Elementary School will host a series of free immunization clinics by the Chandler Regional Medical Center over the next few months, giving parents an opportunity to immunize children with school vaccinations. 

    The hospital’s Community Wellness Children’s Immunization Program aims to provide free immunizations to children 6 weeks to 18 years old.

    The next Chandler Regional Medical Center clinic at Chaparral, 3380 E. Frye Road, Gilbert, will be in the school’s cafeteria 3:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14.

    More information about this federally–funded program is here.


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  • Open enrollment 2014/15 applications available
     
    Families interested in submitting an open enrollment application for any of Higley’s eight elementary schools, two middle school and two high schools may do so now for the 2014/15 school year. Arizona law allows students to submit an open enrollment application to any public school. Families will be informed in early 2014 about placement in our schools. Open Enrollment Form.


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  • District Governing Board sets calendar for 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17
     
    The Higley Unified School District board voted Tuesday to maintain the current school calendar configuration for the 2014/15 school year and move to a modified year-round calendar in 2015/16.

    The board approved calendars for the next three years based on the recommendation to the Superintendent by the calendar committee.

    With the vote, the 2014/15 school year will begin Aug. 4, 2014, and will end on May 21, 2015. There will be one-week fall and spring breaks and a two-week winter break.

    The committee used a survey to determine calendar preferences of parents, teachers and staff, and students. Based on those results, the committee made the recommendation for a transition year to make sure families have time to plan.

    The adopted calendar for 2015/16 includes a start date on July 27, 2015, and an end date on May 26, 2016, with two week fall, winter and spring breaks. The adopted calendar for the 2016/17 includes a start date on July 25, 2016, and an end date on May 25, 2017, with two week fall, winter and spring breaks.
     
    The board did ask that the standing calendar committee revisit the 2016/17 calendar to see if the end of the first semester can coincide with the start of winter break. 

    2014-2015 Calendar
    2015-2016 Calendar
    2016-2017 Calendar 


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  • Lunch Money Update
     
    School offices will now have a secure “lunch money” drop box at their front offices. Parents and students who need to add money to their accounts can place the funds in envelopes at each school’s front desk and place that into the secured box.

    Parent can still stop by the cafeteria during and after meal times when needed to talk with cafeteria managers.
     

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  • As we work to keep families informed at The Higley Traditional Academy, we are asking parents to provide us with an e-mail address in order to keep you informed about the process and any additional information that may arise. Please take a few minutes to sign up for the school’s E-Alert system. You can click here and select what information you want sent automatically to your e-mail address, including communication from the principal and district.

    If you would like to modify your selected list, or unsubscribe from the HUSD E-Alerts system, please email your request to websitesupport@husd.org.


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  • Have you Heard the News?
    Higley Traditional Academy has earned the rating of A for the third year in a row from the the Arizona Department of Education! Congratulations to Higley Traditional Academy students, teachers, staff, and parents for all of your effort and hard work! We will have this year's photo up soon!
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    "A" RAted
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  • A free breakfast is available to students each morning in the school cafeteria. Students can take advantage of this opportunity to fuel their brains for learning. Please encourage your student to visit the cafeteria and see what's on the menu when they arrive to school. 
     

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  • Visitors on campus
    As of Monday, August 13th, you will be required to sign in at the office as a visitor if you want to be on campus when we open at 7:45 a.m. During the first week of school, we allow parents and guardians to walk their children to the class meeting place to help the students find where they need to wait.

    Throughout the remainder of the school year, we are a closed campus and we require all visitors to sign in at the office and acquire a visitor badge between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. It is a requirement that all visitors sign in at any school office prior to entering campus while school is in session. This procedure helps us to ensure all kids safety.    

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our school office at (480) 279.6800.
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WELCOME

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Higley Traditional Academy is a community school in Higley Unified School District has served neighborhood students for over 100 years.

We provide a safe and enriching learning environment built on history and tradition and driven by innovation. We strive to develop self-motivated life-long learners through quality core educational programs, as well as a well-rounded curriculum of physical education, arts and music. Our state of the art classrooms provide our students with technology experiences necessary in the 21st century.

The back-to-basics curriculum, pace of studies and specific expectations for academic achievement, behavior, and dress require a firm commitment from every parent, student, and teacher. Higley Traditional Academy develops a solid foundation of fundamental and higher level thinking skills through a structured curriculum that is consistent within each grade level and sequential throughout the grades. Our curriculum is taught using direct instruction techniques, whole class instruction and approved teaching methods.

Our students, staff and parents work cooperatively to focus on student achievement for each and every student we serve. We invite you and your children to join us in our learning environment at Higley Traditional Academy.

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