Sign up today for Higley's Early Childhood Development Centers
Higley Unified School District is proud to offer quality early learning programs in our state-of-the-art Early Childhood Development Centers on the campuses of our middle schools. Both Centers offer three Early Childhood programs to fit the interests and schedules of all families. Brilliant Beginnings is available for potty-trained children ages 3-4. We will also offer a Kindergarten Prep program for children ages 4-5 and our STARS program for special needs students.
Current-year registration is taken year-round where space is available.
Registration for the 2016-17 school year begins the week of Jan. 18, 2016.
The next information session dates are below:
Sossaman Early Childhood Development Center: 6 p.m. May 10
Cooley Early Childhood Development Center: 6 p.m. May 12
Sue Sossaman Early Childhood Development Center, 18655E. Jacaranda Blvd., Queen Creek
Elona P. Cooley Early Childhood Development Center, 1100 S. Recker Road, Gilbert
For information about Sue Sossaman Early Child Development Center, call (480) 279-8600. For information about Elona P. Cooley Early Child Development Center, call (480) 279-8400.
Print the registration packet and bring it with you or complete at the center.
*Please Bring Proof of Residency When Registering*
District to offer Mandarin Immersion preschool
The Higley Unified School District will offer a Mandarin Immersion preschool class for the 2016-17 school year at Cooley Early Childhood Development Center, 1100 S. Recker Road, Gilbert. The program would be open to Kinder Prep/preschool students who would be enrolling in kindergarten the following school year (2017-18). Like the Mandarin Immersion program at Coronado Elementary School, the class would be co-taught by two teachers, including one who is a native Mandarin speaker and one who teaches in English.
Studies have found that students who begin learning a second language at a younger age develop stronger language skills, as well as have an easier time in language acquisition of both English and the second language.
If you are interested in learning more about this program, please complete the interest form.
Mandarin Immersion Program
Coronado Elementary School is accepting students in kindergarten, first and second-grade for its Mandarin Choice Program for the 2016/17 school year.
Students in the Mandarin Immersion program will receive instruction in both Mandarin and English during their school day. Math and science are taught by a native Mandarin speaker. Language arts and social studies are taught by an English-speaking teacher. The students also participate in all other programs at Coronado, including physical education, the arts, after-school options and more.
Parents and families can learn more about the program during upcoming meetings at Coronado, 4333 S. DeAnza Blvd., Gilbert. Informational meetings for prospective parents will be held 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Please RSVP to Angela Barrera at (480) 279-6900 or email@example.com.
More information can be found at www.husd.org/mandarin.
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 UnifiedSchool District is proud to offer quality early learning programs in our state-of-the-art Early Childhood Development Centers on the campuses of Cooley and Sossaman Middle Schools, which opened in 2013.
Both Centers offer three Early Childhood programs to fit the interests and schedules of all families. Brilliant Beginnings is available for children ages 3-4. We will also offer a Kindergarten Prep program for children ages 4-5 and our STARS program for special needs students.Classes are taught by certified early childhood educators.