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  • If you, or someone you know, needs special assistance with a disability to access any content on this web site, please contact our Special Education department at (480) 279.7059 or sped@husd.org. For other, general district questions, please call (480) 279.7000.

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  • District, school offices to close for holiday

    The District and Community Education offices will be closing at 2 p.m. on Wednesday Nov, 25th, 2015, for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will resume our normal office hours on Monday, Nov, 30th, 2015. With early release Wednesday for all schools, school offices will also be closing early. Check websites or e-mails for information. Kids Club will operate as normal – until 6 p.m. – Wednesday for families.


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  • 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 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10. Parents should RSVP with the school at (480) 279-7200. As an additional option, beginning Thursday, December 3, San Tan Elementary will be holding an informational meeting every Thursday morning at 9 a.m. This meeting will be the same information each week, so you are free to choose a Thursday that works for you.

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  • Open Enrollment
    Open enrollment registration for all of our campuses for the 2016-17 school year begins Dec. 1, with priority given to applications received by Feb. 1. Click here to find the Open Enrollment Application.

    Applications may be turned in at the campus you wish your child to attend. Should you wish to attend the new Bridges Elementary School on open enrollment, please submit applications at Power Ranch Elementary School.

    District boundary maps for elementary, middle school and high school are located here. Please complete the application form and return to the school during business hours.

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  • HUSD Now Hiring

    Higley Unified School District is currently hiring for a number of positions, including classroom aides, crossing guards, substitute nurses and substitute custodians. The district’s contracted food services company – Southwest Foodservice Excellence – is also hiring.
    Click here to learn more.

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  • Bridges Elementary School update and intent to enroll form
    Construction is under way for a Higley Unified School District neighborhood elementary school in The Bridges of Gilbert. The Governing Board approved the school’s name – Bridges Elementary School – last month. Currently, elementary school students who live in The Bridges are assigned to Higley’s Power Ranch Elementary School. Those students recently selected a mascot for their new school. The Bridges Bobcat will be a presence at the new school when it opens.

    Registration for Bridges Elementary School is tentatively planned for January. If you plan to enroll your child in Bridges Elementary School, but do not currently attend Power Ranch Elementary School, we would like to learn about you and your plans. Please take a moment to provide information on this “intent to enroll” form.

    If you know of families in The Bridges of Gilbert who may enroll, please share this link with them.

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  • Thank you for your support

    It is with sincere gratitude that the Higley Unified School District extends thanks to the community for supporting the Maintenance and Operations Override during Tuesday’s election. With the outcome of Tuesday’s vote, the district will be able to bring $8.1 million back into the budget for the next five years. This will avoid the need for $1.8 million additional reductions at this time.

    “The Higley community is incredibly supportive of our schools, including parent and community volunteers in the classroom, fundraising efforts, attendance at student events and athletics,” Superintendent Dr. Mike Thomason said. “This vote is another way the people of the community have gathered around students, teachers, staff and schools.”

    When the Higley Unified School District governing board put the 15% maintenance and operations override on the ballot, members identified priority areas for the funding during the first year, including:

    • Increasing teacher compensation for retention and recruitment;
    • Maintaining and improving elementary specials such as arts, music and
       physical education, and district athletics and arts;
    • Providing staffing to reduce average class sizes;
    • Supporting gifted, special education and all-day kindergarten;
    • Providing education resources to classrooms.

    Budget discussions for 2016-17 will get under way in the next few weeks. The public is welcome to attend any work study session or general governing board meeting to be a part of those talks.

    Higley Unified School District is a 12,000-student district serving students in preschool through high school from Gilbert and Queen Creek.

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  • Information on Board of Education vote regarding “Common Core”

    Last month, the Arizona State Board of Education voted in favor of repealing “Common Core.” Headlines in the news have created several questions from parents.

    Click here to learn more.

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  • Higley Headlines

    The latest Higley Headlines newsletter is now online. Read about academic programs, Community Education and more!

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  • 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.

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  • Budget 101

    Budget 101

    Want to learn more about school funding? We’ve created a video to help explain.

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  • Support HUSD and receive up to $400 AZ Tax Credit
    The state of Arizona allows you to receive a tax credit of up to $200 ($400 if married and filing jointly) when you make an ECA tax credit donation to our school. We will use your tax dollar donation to help fund extra curricular activities and opportunities for our students to extend their learning beyond the regular school day and you will get a dollar-for-dollar credit towards your tax return. Before and after school tutoring, school clubs and field trip experiences are just a few of the enrichment programs that are made possible when ECA funds are donated to our school.  You may name any school as the recipient of your donation or list "undesignated" so that we may provide quality enrichment programs like these for our learners. We appreciate your support and are dedicated to spending your tax dollars responsibly.
    We THANK YOU for your tax credit donations.
    If you wish to make a donation, please click here for more information.
    Interested in more information about ECA tax credits?
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Higley Unified School District is a community of schools that share a common commitment to education and achievement for our youth and a sense of well-being for all. We focus on providing continuity from preschool to high school and offer a well-rounded education with academics, music, arts, languages, athletics, physical education, technology, and character education.
Our performance meets and exceeds state standards in academics, and our students are champions both on and off the field. We are tenaciously focused on each student's learning, and we take the guesswork out of education with data-driven instruction and accountability.
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