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AP/Dual Enrollment Night – Tuesday, Aug. 22
Current Higley High and Williams Field High School parents and guardians who want to learn more about the Advanced Placement (AP) and Dual Enrollment options in the schools are invited to attend an information night, 5:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, in the Higley High School library. The district currently offers more than 30 Dual Enrollment and AP classes, mostly through Chandler Gilbert Community College. Students who are enrolled in these courses also must register for the dual enrollment credit through CGCC and/or sign up for the AP exams in the spring.
We look forward to answering any questions from our families.
“Talk Saves Lives” suicide prevention presentation coming to Higley Center Aug. 29
The Arizona Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will present “Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention” at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Road, Gilbert, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29. This will be a community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. This event is free and open to all members of the community in and around Higley.
The content of the presentation has been deemed appropriate by the AFSP for students in fifth grade and older. Childcare will not be provided.
Registration for the event is recommended.
District calendar survey
Higley Unified School District strives to make decisions that are in the best interest of all stakeholders. In our efforts to do this, we have assembled a calendar committee to create three different options for a district-wide calendar.
Each of the options have different start dates and different Fall, Winter and Spring breaks. As a district, we are bound with the AzMERIT testing window and all National holidays; however, we have done our best to create three options.
Please take your time and look at all three options. Option 1 has the 2/2/2 option (two-week breaks) for all three breaks, Option 3 is a more traditional calendar with a 1/2/1 format for breaks. Option 2 is a hybrid of Options 1 and 3.
We respect the opinion of all members of our Higley Community. Please take a few minutes to click on the attached link and complete the calendar survey.
The survey will close at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18.
AVID is coming to Higley High School!!!
AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities. Established more than 35 years ago with one teacher in one classroom, AVID today impacts nearly 1.5 million students in 46 states and 16 other countries/territories.
AVID brings research‐based strategies and curriculum to educational institutions in elementary, secondary, and higher education. The AVID System annually provides 60,000+ educators with training and methodologies that develop students’ critical thinking, literacy, and math skills across all content areas throughout the entire campus, in what we call Schoolwide AVID.
Teaches skills and behaviors for academic success
Provides intensive support with tutorials and strong student/teacher relationships
Creates a positive peer group for students
Develops a sense of hope for personal achievement gained through hard work and determination
AVID STUDENT PROFILE:
AVID targets students in the academic middle–B, C, and even D students (GPA 2.5-3.5)–with the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. These are students who are capable of completing rigorous curriculum, but are falling short of their potential. We will provide the support needed to ensure their success in rigorous coursework.
AVID places these students on the college track, requiring them to enroll in the most rigorous courses that are appropriate for them, such as Honors and Advanced Placement®. To support them in the rigorous coursework, AVID students learn organizational and study skills, develop critical thinking, learn to ask probing questions, receive academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities to make their college dreams reality.
If your incoming freshman is interested in the program please fill out the AVID application and email it to Nancy.Diab@husd.org by July 1, 2017.
Register My Athlete
In an attempt to streamline the athletic clearance process, Higley High School is going paperless. Using the enclosed instructions, you will now complete the athletic clearance packet electronically at Register My Athlete.com. All forms can be viewed and signed electronically, and additional required forms (i.e.-physical forms, etc.) can be uploaded to your account. Please follow the enclosed instructions to register your students for athletic clearance, for the 2016-2017 academic school year. If you have any questions, contact the technical support department from Register My Athlete, or contact the Athletic Department at (480) 279.7317
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Knights Pom & Cheer Mini Spiritline Clinic
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM AP Dual Enrollment Night
August 26, 2017
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Saturday School
August 28, 2017
2:15 PM Soccer Meeting
August 29, 2017
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Best Buddies Match Party
September 13, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM College Night-All Grade Levels