Governing board approves change to 2016-17 calendar
The Higley Unified School District governing board recently approved a change to the 2016-17 school calendar. With the change, the second quarter will end one day earlier and the fourth quarter will go one day longer. Classes will begin as scheduled on July 25, 2016. The last day of school will be Friday, May 26, 2017.
Calendars can be found on the website.
Higley Program for Accelerated Learning (HPAL)
Higley Unified School District will launch the Higley Program for Accelerated Learning at Bridges Elementary School for the 2016-17 school year. The program will be open to students in grades 3-6.
Administrators and teachers are designing this program to meet the needs of Higley’s high achieving, highly motivated students. The Higley Program for Accelerated Learning will prepare students for honors classes in middle school, and AP and dual credit classes in high school. Additional information about the program will be available during an informational meeting 6 p.m. Feb. 17 at Sossaman Middle School, 18655 E. Jacaranda Blvd., Queen Creek.
Are you interested in the Accelerated Program? Please let us know by submitting the interest form.
Information about admission criteria and application forms can be found on the HPAL webpage.
Applications may be turned in at the campus you wish your child to attend.
Spanish Immersion Exploration
San Tan Elementary School is exploring the option to offer Spanish Immersion for kindergarten students beginning with the 2016-2017 school year. It is open to all kindergarten students regardless of home school. Parents who wish to learn more about this option can attend an informational meeting Thursday mornings at 9 a.m. at San Tan. This meeting will be the same information each week, so you are free to choose a Thursday that works for you.
AZ Merit Update
In Spring 2015, Higley Unified School District and schools across Arizona administered the first AzMERIT assessments. These assessments were designed to cover language arts and math.
Over the next few months, districts, schools and parents will receive results. Several different reports are available to help families understand the results. The district has put together an AzMERIT Parent Resource page to provide additional information.
To use ParentVue, parents need a personal code created by their student’s school. Please visit your school office for more information.
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.
Higley Traditional Academy is a K-6 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.