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  • Higley Youth Sports League's Fall 2014 Season registration opens

    Registration is now open for the 5th & 6th grade boys' flag football and girls' volleyball seasons for the fall 2014-15. We are immediately recruiting Players and Volunteer Coaches to participate. If you are interested in Volunteering, please contact the Community Education Department for details.

    Register Online HERE
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  • View classroom grades and attendance records

    Parents can see student grades and attendance records through a system called “ParentVue.” Teachers post assignment and test grades, along with daily attendance, on the system that can then be viewed by parents through a home computer or cell phone. Teachers post links to ParentVue (sometimes referred to as "Online grades") through their teacher webpages.

    To use ParentVue, parents need a personal code created by their student’s school. Please visit your school office for more information.


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  • All school offices open July 21
     
    Elementary School Offices reopen Monday, July 21. Due to construction at the schools, some office staff may be temporarily relocated to another part of campus. Please look for signs directing you to their locations.

    Beginning July 21, elementary school registrations will be taken at the school the student plans to attend.

    All offices will operate on a Monday-Friday schedule beginning the week of July 21.
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  • Kids Club registration is now open for the 2014/15 school year.

    HUSD Community Education's Kids Club provides children ages 3-12 quality before- and after-school care that is designed to highlight creative expression, and promote physical and social development. Kids Club sites are located on all our elementary and preschool campuses. Kids Club is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. until the start of the school day. The afternoon session begins at time of dismissal until 6 p.m. Care is also available at our elementary schools on early release days.

    Learn more on the district's Community Education page.
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  • Bond project update
     
    In November 2013, Higley Unified School District voters approved a $70 million bond plan that included school improvements, technology, land purchases and new facility construction.
     
    Preparation for school improvement projects took place over the last few months. During the last week of May - just after the release of students - crews started work at many of our campuses.
     
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  • School begins Aug. 4
     
    We are currently accepting enrollment for Higley’s eight elementary schools, two middle school and two high schools. Families that want to submit an open enrollment application may do so now for the 2014/15 school year. School begins Aug. 4. Arizona law allows students to submit an open enrollment application to any public school. For registration information, please see our enrollment page.

     
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  • Preschool tour and registration for 2014/15

    Parents can learn more about the Higley Unified School District’s early childhood education programs during tours and open houses at our two campuses. Classes begin Aug. 4.

    Beginning in June, families can tour the centers 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m. every Wednesday.

    The Sue Sossaman Early Childhood Development Center is located at 18655 E. Jacaranda Blvd., Queen Creek; The Elona P. Cooley Early Childhood Development Center is located at 1100 S. Recker Road, Gilbert.

    Read more about the program on our website.


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  • Higley District Class of 2014 awarded $23 million in scholarships
     
    This week, more than 700 students will graduate from Higley High and Williams Field High. It’s been an incredible year for the Class of 2014. As they prepare for their steps in life, we want to take a moment to congratulate them for their accomplishments. Students have been accepted to all three state universities, as well as UCLA, Princeton University, the Air Force Academy, the University of San Diego, Colorado Christian University, BYU Provo, Hofstra University, Grand Canyon University and more. The Class of 2014 made great strides in scholarship awards, as well. Higley High School graduates have so far been awarded $9,916,404 in scholarship money. Williams Field High School graduates have so far been awarded $13,101,878 in scholarship money. Several students are still awaiting word on other scholarships, too. Congratulations, seniors.
     

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  • 2014 Ken Vandehei Memorial Golf Classic seeks sponsors
     
    Plans are under way for the 9th annual Ken Vandehei Memorial Golf Classic Tournament. It will be held September 20, 2014, at the Las Colinas Golf Club in Queen Creek, AZ., with all proceeds benefitting the Ken Vandehei Scholarship Fund.  Scholarships will be given to outstanding seniors graduating from the Higley Unified School District who are continuing their education by going on to a college or university. Since the start of the program, $127,000 in scholarships have been awarded.
     
    The Vandehei family established the scholarship through the Higley Education Foundation to honor local businessman Ken Vandehei, who was tragically killed during a family vacation in July 2006.
     
    Sponsorships are available at a number of levels. Please see the flyer for information.
     
    Thank you for your support.


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  • Higley Unified School District named to 4th annual AP District Honor Roll
     
    The Higley Unified School District learned this month it is one of two districts in Arizona listed on the 4th annual AP District Honor Roll List. Higley is being recognized based on three years of AP data: 2011, 2012 and 2013.

    This is the second year in a row Higley has earned this honor.

    Read the full story.

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  • Higley Unified School District “A” Rated School District
     
    We are very pleased to announce that Higley Unified School District received an “A” Rating as a School District for the 3rd consecutive year as determined by the Arizona Department of Education. This performance ranking reflects the academic growth of our students from one grade level to the next. It ranks Higley as a top-performing District in the state, as well as the southeast valley. It is quite an honor to bestow on our instructional staff across our ten campuses and reflects the hard work and team approach across our entire community to drive student achievement. This cooperative approach includes students, parents, teachers, volunteers, partners, governing board members, administration and every staff member who impacts instruction from the front office to driving the school bus. Thanks to each and every one of you for your contribution to the students of Higley. And, congratulations to Queen Creek School District for their top performance in the southeast valley. We are pleased to be within 3 points of their score and also pleased to lead other surrounding districts including Chandler, Gilbert and Scottsdale.
     
    We are also pleased to announce that all of our elementary schools received “A” ratings and that Power Ranch achieved the highest score to-date across our district. The performance at Power Ranch ranks them in the top 2 percentile in the entire state for district elementary schools. We are also extremely proud of all of our other elementary schools and would like to point out that Gateway Pointe Elementary received their first “A” rating; as a Title I School. We are on the path to ensuring that all of our schools achieve “A” ratings and that each student is achieving to the best of his or her ability. Our goal is to increase the rigor and relevance of our curriculum and use the most reliable data to determine student readiness, course placement and advancement across instruction at every grade level.
     
    Higley Unified School District Ratings by School (2012-2013):
     

    School

    A-F Rating

    Centennial Elementary

    A

    Chaparral Elementary

    A

    Coronado Elementary

    A

    Cortina Elementary

    A

    Gateway Pointe Elementary

    A

    Higley Elementary & Middle

    A

    Higley High School

    B

    Power Ranch Elementary

    A

    San Tan Elementary

    A

    Williams Field High School

    B


    We know that students and parents have a choice. And, we thank our parents and students for choosing Higley and working hand-in-hand to promote success for each and every student.

    We consider our District the best choice as we are “A” Rated and “a college-bound” district. Our graduation rate far exceeds the state and county average and our graduates are typically college bound because our District and community provide a strong foundation for our students and the opportunity to achieve and succeed beyond the high school years.

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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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