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  • Thank you HUSD teachers and certified staff!

    The Higley District is excited to announce that more than 90 percent of HUSD teachers plan to return next school year! In addition, 92 percent of Speech Pathologists and Therapists are returning and 100 percent of school counselors and psychologists are returning.

    The district wishes to thank you all for your commitment to Higley students, families and schools.

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  • AZMERIT Testing Begins

    Students in grades 3 through 6 will take the AZ MERIT Assessment. The AZ MERIT is designed to assess student performance and understanding of the grade level standards.  4th grade will also take AIMS Science on March 30th.

    It is important that children get a good night's sleep, arrive at school on time, and that they eat a healthy breakfast each morning. Please encourage your child to try his/her best on each test. Students who are absent for testing will be required to make-up any portion of the test that they miss. We ask that you plan appointments outside of school hours.  

    AZMERIT Testing Dates

    Writing Assessment:

    March 29th - 6th Grade

    March 30th - 6th Grade

    March 31st - 4th Grade

    April 3rd - 4th Grade

    April 5th-10th - 5th Grade

    April 10th-11th - 3rd Grade

    Reading and Math Assessment:

    April 3rd - 7th - 6th Grade

    April 10th - 18th - 3rd Grade

    April 20th - 25th - 5th Grade

    April 26th - May 2nd - 4th Grade


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  • HYSL softball/baseball registration opens
    Sign up today for the fourth quarter of Higley Youth Sports League – softball and baseball. The program is open to students in fifth and sixth grade.

    Practices will be held after school at students' home campuses.

    All registration must be completed online. The season will start after spring break. Cost: $50. Uniforms are loaned to students.

    The Higley Youth Sports League is designed to create an atmosphere of support and shared responsibility so that each and every student athlete will benefit by creating a tremendous mental scrapbook of memories from sports participation.

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About Cortina

Cortina School is a community school in Higley Unified School District serving neighborhood kindergarten through sixth grade students. Our learning environment provides each and every child the opportunity to learn and grow in a challenging and safe environment. We make learning relevant and fun through discovery science, current events, hands-on mathematics and academics, as well as a full rounded curriculum of physical education, art and music. We offer a full menu of athletics, arts, and school sponsored clubs and organizations to meet the needs and interests of each student. We invite you and your child to join our professional teaching staff, dedicated parents and hard-working students at Cortina School where we are dedicated to life-long learning for all.